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Merriman, Brianlocked

(c. 1750–1805)
  • L. P. Ó Murchú

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Merriman, Brian (c. 1750–1805), Irish-language poet, was probably born in the neighbourhood of Ennistimon, co. Clare, the son of a stonemason. His mother was a woman of the Mac Uilcín (Quilkin) family, a surname usually associated with counties Mayo and Galway. He had two or perhaps more sisters. A tradition persisted throughout the nineteenth century that ...

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