The Ruin that Befell the Great Families of Ireland

Aodhagán Ó Rathaille

  • Donal Magner


Extracts from Aodhagán Ó Rathaille’s poem “The Ruin that Befell the Great Families of Ireland” (c. 1720), were translated by Michael Hartnett from the originalAn Milleadh D’imigh ar Mhór-shleachtaibh na hÉireann. Their significance are discussed in the context of Ó Rathaille’s life and the contemporary climate. 
How to Cite
Magner, D. (2020) “The Ruin that Befell the Great Families of Ireland”, Irish Forestry, 77(1&2), pp. 147-151. Available at: (Accessed: 16June2024).
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