Sean O'Coileain
 

 

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Seán Ó Coileáin 1754-1817

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Born in County Cork. He was a schoolmaster and one of the last of the poets of the old tradition. He is remembered mostly for two poems An Buachaill Bán and Machtnamh an Duine Dhoilíosaigh. The latter is a lament on the ruins of Timoleague Abbey. He is buried in Kilmeen. Also buried in the same cemetery is the local poet and author, J.J. Calnan 1874 - 1929 – calnan jj.jpg (206278 bytes)How Well He Sang of Ballygurteen and of The Hurlers of Kielmeen. Photo of O' Coileain by Roger Owen and photo of Calnan by Cathie Moore

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