Ó Cléirigh (Lughaidh)

  • c.1580–c.1630
  • authors
  • County Donegal, Tir Conaill
Irish historian and poet, known best as the author of a ‘biography’ of Aodh Ruadh Ó Domhnaill (Beatha Aodha Ruaidh Uí Dhomhnaill) and as one of the initiators of the ‘Contention of the Bards’; was one of the sons of Mac Con Ó Cléirigh and a cousin of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh.

See also: County DonegalCounty Donegal/Dún na nGall
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Mac Con mac Con Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Mac Con mac Con Choigcríche)
(d. 1595?)
Irish poet and historian, who was a son of Cú Choigcríche son of Diarmaid son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh and ollamh to the Uí Dhomhnaill. The AFM laud him for his erudition, eloquence and religious piety.
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Ó Cléirigh familyÓ Cléirigh family
A learned Irish family that produced many poets and historians to chiefs of the Uí Dhomhnaill.
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Tir ConaillTir Conaill
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Breathnach, Diarmuid, and Máire Ní Mhurchú,, Online: Fiontar, DCU, 2011–present. URL: <>. 
comments: The contents of the site are based on the series Beathaisnéis (a haon, a do, etc.) by Diarmuid Breathnach and Máire Ní Mhurchú.
[id. 1409. ‘Ó CLÉIRIGH, Lughaidh (c.1580–c.1630)’] direct link
McGuire, James [ed.], and James Quinn [ed.], Dictionary of Irish biography, online ed., Online: Royal Irish Academy, Cambridge University Press, 2009–present. URL: <>.
McGettigan (Darren) [id. 006306.v1. ‘Ó Cléirigh (O'Clery), Lughaidh’] direct link
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