Lament in old Irish by Eoghan O’Keeffe 1656-1723, Glenville, Co. Cork later Parish Priest, Doneralie 1723

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This is from the workbook of William Smith O’Brien and is a pasting from ‘The Nation’ c 1850.

O’Keeffe came from a prosperous farming background, his son Arthur died at Rochelle in France. After he became a priest and was Parish Priest of Doneraile in 1723.

The poem is a lament of lost times

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