Donnchadh Ruadh MacConmara
 

 

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Donnchadh Ruadh Mac Conmara 1715-1810

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Not a great deal is known about him but it is thought he came originally from County Clare. His best known work is a poem, Eachtra Ghíolla an Amaráin, about the life of an emigrant in Newfoundland. It involved the hardships of fishing, curing the fish and then having a good time afterwards. He also wrote the elegy for Tadhg Gaelach Ó Súilleabháin. He is buried in County Waterford.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book