Muireadhach Albanach

Muireadhach Albanach

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Muireadhach Albanach D laigh (Murdoch the Scotsman) was a Gaelic poet and crusader and member of the D laigh bardic family. The Annals of the Four Masters of Ireland, s.a. 1213, tells us that he was the ollamh (high poet) of Domhnall Domhnaill (died 1241). Muireadhach lived in County Sligo and fled from Ireland after killing King Domhnall's tax-collector Fionn O'Brollaghan, whom Muireadhach considered had been insolent, with an axe. Nevertheless, it was in Scotland that Muireadhach made his name. He served as the court bard to the Mormaer of Lennox. The specific mormaer who patronized him is often thought to have been Ail n II (died 1217), but as the mormaer is called "Mac Muireadhach," son of Muireadhach, it was almost certainly in fact his predecessor and father, Ail n I (died c. 1200).
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135781960
  • 9786135781960