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MacCurtin, Hugh [Aodh Buí Mac Cruitín] (1680?–1755), poet and antiquary, was born near Liscannor in the parish of Kilmacrehy, co. Clare. Nothing is known of his immediate family except that his father was named Conchobhar Óg Mac Cruitín. The MacCurtins were one of the hereditary learned families of medieval Irish society and acted as antiquaries to the ...

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Ó Maoilchonaire [O' Maelchonaire], Fearfeasa (fl. 1630–1646), antiquary and poet, was born some time in the late sixteenth century in Cluain Plocáin (Cluain Bolcáin) or Ballymulconry, in the parish of Kiltrustan, co. Roscommon, the chief place of the Uí Mhaoilchonaire family. He was the son of ...