The advice of Mac Clave from Aughnamullen

The advice of Mac Clave from Aughnamullen

Ceriul Muilleam

Ceriul Muilleam


The text and translation of this famous Irish satire composed in the late 17th century in the dialect of South Ulster/North Leinster first appeared in the Clogher Record, the journal of the Clogher Historical Society, in 1965. The translation has been revised for the present edition and a study of the poem in its Irish and Euporean context has been added. The author of the Comhairle which offers the pseudo-advice of one John Mac Clave, a parish priest deposed by Archbishop PLunkett, may have been the poet Owen O Donnelly, probably to be identifie with a cleric of the same name who was ordained in 1672. The theme is the lack of learning among the Catholic clergy in the countryside on account of the wretched facilities for priestly training and education in Ireland during the Penal Days. The spirit is very akin to that of William Carleton's "Denis O Shaughnessy going to Maynooth" (1831-3). Indeed Carleton may very well have heard one of the versions of the Comhairle before he painted his hero with the same satirical and affectionate brush as his Gaelic predecessor.

Title The advice of Mac Clave from Aughnamullen
Subtitle Ceriul Muilleam
Edition First Edition
Author Ceriul Muilleam
Translated by Seosamh ó Dufaigh, Brian Rainey
Collection Irlande
ISSN 02424762
Language English
Publisher Presses Universitaires du Septentrion
LCO009000 LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Audience 05 College/higher education
CLIL (Version 2013-2019) 3377 HISTOIRE
Title First Published 01 January 1981
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: DNT
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 120 p.
ISBN-10 2859391738
ISBN-13 978-2-85939-173-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782859391737
Reference no. 165
Publication Date 01 January 1981
Main content page count 120
Dimensions 16 x 21 cm
Weight 190 gr
List Price 5.64 €
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