MacBrady, Fiachra (DNB00)

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MACBRADY, FIACHRA (fl. 1712), Irish poet, whose name is written in Irish MacBraduigh, was born in co. Cavan, and became a schoolmaster at Stradone in that county. He wrote ‘Nach truagh libhse chairde gach buaireadh da dtarlaidh’ (‘Grieve not friends for the troubles that befell’), a witty description of a journey, and ‘Chonnairc me aisling air mo leaba mar do chifinn bean’ (‘I saw a vision on my bed as if I beheld a woman’). Both these have been printed in the ‘Anthologia Hibernica.’ He also wrote ‘Gnidhim diomus, brisim saoire dia domhnaigh’ (‘I indulge in pride, I break holidays and Sunday’), and other poems.

[Anthologia Hibernica, October and December, Dublin, 1793; E. O'Reilly in Transactions of Iberno-Celtic Society, Dublin, 1820.]

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