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Title: Muiris O Gormain : saol agus saothar fileata
Author: Mac Cathmhaoil, Nioclas
ISNI:       0000 0004 2721 2249
Awarding Body: University of Ulster
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2010
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Abstract This thesis provides definitive versions of the poems of Mu iris 6 Gormain, an Ulster poet of the Eighteenth Century. Parallel translations afford the English- language leader an opportunity to apprehend the texts as well as elucidating the meaning of sections of the poems which some Irish-language readers may find difficult. In the textual notes there are further explanations of difficult passages, as well as discussions on the translations. In the notes there are also summaries of the lives of the various patrons for whom the poems were composed. There is a linguistic analysis of the poems, which compares the poet's language with that of other Eighteenth-century poets and which highlights the dialectic features of 6 Gormain's Irish. There are two appendices; one of which is an edited manuscript account of6 Gormain's personal library, the other being a catalogue of the manuscripts which he wrote. Muiris 6 Gormain was probably born between 1700 and 1710. He seems to have lived and worked as hedge school teacher in the counties of Monaghan, Cavan and Armagh before moving to Dublin around the year 1750. While in Dublin, 6 Gormain enjoyed some success as a teacher, translator and scribe. He worked closely with Charles Vallancey on his Grammar of the Iberno-Celtic (1782) and assisted Charlotte Brooke with her Reliques of Irish Poetry (1789). He was emanuensis to the Committe of Antiquities of the Royal Dublin Society and worked closely with the Chevalier Thomas O'Gorman and Charles O'Connor of Bel nag are. He died in Dublin in 1794. As an occasional poet, 6 Gormain mostly wrote panegyric poems on emminent members of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy and on Gaelic Catholic priests. While these poems may not always be attractive to the modem reader, they may be compared favourably, to an extent, with earlier Classical Irish Poetry (1200- c.1650).
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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