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Ní Chearbhaill, Mairgréag [Margaret O'Carroll]locked

(d. 1451)
  • Katharine Simms

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Ní Chearbhaill, Mairgréag [Margaret O'Carroll] (d. 1451), celebrated hostess, was the daughter of Tadhg Ó Cearbhaill (d. 1407), chief of Éile, and married An Calbhach Ó Conchobhair Failghe (d. 1458), chief of Uíbh Fhailghe. In 1433, a year of general shortage, she gave two great feasts which earned her the nickname ...

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J. O'Donovan, ed. and trans., , 7 vols. (1848–51); 2nd edn (1856); 3rd edn (1990)