Eoghan Rua O'Suilleabhain
 

 

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Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin 1748-1784

Born at Meentogues, County Kerry. He was one of the Four Kerry Poets. He had a fondness for the women which forced him to flee on several occasions. He served in the British Navy and the Army before he died from wounds inflicted by a servant of a landowner he had satirised. It was said of him that “he dignified labour by his sparkling genius, his wit and humour relieved the tedium of the winter nights”. His best known aisling is Ceo Draíochta. It was 1901 before his poems were published. He is buried in Killarney.

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