A lament for Art O"Leary
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A lament for Art O"Leary translated from the Irish by Eileen O"Connell

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Published by The Cuala press, MacGlinchey in Dublin, Ireland, [Shannon .
Written in English


  • O"Leary, Arthur, -- 1745 or 6-1773,

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Statementby Frank O"Connor, with six illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, R. H. A.
ContributionsO"Connor, Frank, 1903-1966, Yeats, Jack Butler, 1871-1957
LC ClassificationsPB1398 .O3 1971
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21963919M

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The Lament for Art O'Leary is an 18th century poem extemporized in the Irish tradition of keening or lamenting by the eponymous O'Leary's widow, Eileen O'Connell. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 9. “Lament for Art O’Leary” –Malachi McCormick tells the story behind one of the great Irish poems. You can find this famous Irish poem in the Stone Street Press’s list. And because so few people know the fascinating story behind the poem, I thought I would quote at length from my introduction to it that I wrote some years ago. A lament for Art O'Leary by Eileen O'Connell, , Irish University Press edition, in EnglishPages: A Lament for Art O'Leary. Translated from the Irish by Frank O'Connor, with Six Illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Originally published in a limited edition of copies by The Cuala Press, Reprinted by Irish University Press, Fine copy in quarter linen boards.

This lament, with its improvisations and its heart-rending reminiscences, is the typical Irish Caoine. But the sweep of personal feeling in it puts it apart from all the others. Art O’Leary, like many of the Irish gentry of the time, had been abroad; he was an officer in the Hungarian service. Eileen O’Connell, The Lament for Art O’Leary “the greatest poem written in these islands in the whole eighteenth century.” -Peter Levi, Professor of Poetry at Oxford, Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill (cc): “Dark Eileen” O’Connell (“Dubh” means dark orFile Size: KB.   The famous 'Caoineadh', or 'Lament', for Art O' Leary was written about by O'Leary's widow, Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill. Art O'Leary was a member of the surviving Catholic gentry, who had been educated on the Continent and served as an officer in the Austrian army. The viciously anti-Catholic Penal Laws in force in Ireland during the 18th century made it impossible for 95% of the population to receive an education or have a career in their own country.

Composed in by O’Leary’s widow, Eileen, “Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire” (“The Lament for Art O’Leary”) tells the story of a young cavalryman’s persecution and murder by a tyrannical landowner. Learn more here. Buy Lament for Art O'Leary Facsimile of ed by Eileen O'Connell, Jack B. Yeats, Frank O'Connor (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on .   Lament for Owen Roe O'Neill (O'Carolan) - Duration: David Han views. Lament for Art O’Leary quantity. Add to basket. SKU Description ; Preview ; Book Information ; In his inaugural lecture as Oxford Professor of Poetry, Peter Levi famously described it as `the greatest poem written in these islands in the whole eighteenth century’. Now, with a new version of Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s lament for her.