Welcome to another entry of Irish Fiction Fridays. This week we have a detailed essay by Luke McInerney followed by a sixteenth century bardic poem composed for Seán Mac Conmara in both original Gaelic and translation with extensive notation. You will find the poem after the essay.
According to Academia.edu, Luke McInerney is an independent researcher with a particular focus on the late medieval history of Gaelic Ireland. His ancillary interests include the economic and social structure of medieval lordships in Ireland; the medieval Gaelic church; and the role and function of the learned class in Gaelic Ireland.
Many of his key publications can be found in the issues of the ‘North Munster Antiquarian Journal’; ‘The Other Clare’; ‘Archivium Hibernicum’, ‘Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland’, ‘Seanchas Ardmhacha’ and Studia Hibernica.