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Deir Declan Kiberd (Irish Classics, 2000) gur sa dán deiridh sin agus as leabhar Mhic Giolla Eáin a fuair James Joyce an abairt ‘Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow’ (‘Deor níor fágadh i gclár do bhrollaigh mhínghil / nár dheólsad ál gach cránach coigríche’)
Deir Declan Kiberd in Irish Classics, 2000 (‘Endings and beginnings: Mac Cuarta and after’): ‘There had been no strong poetic tradition in this rather anglicised area of south-east Ulster and north Leinster before Mac Cuarta.’ Deir sé freisin gur aistrigh a mhuintir ó Thír Eoghain: ‘The Gaelic poets tended to migrate to the remoter regions, where old ways lived on: hence the move of Mac Cuarta’s family from Tyrone into the south-east of Ulster
Taispeánann Breandán Ó Buachalla in New Perspectives on Ireland: Colonialism and Identity..., 1998 in eagar ag Daltún Ó Ceallaigh (‘Gaelic Response to Conquest’) gur bhain tábhacht chomhaimseartha leis an dán sin: ‘The fact that the poet perceives Ireland’s woe in an all-Ireland perspective and not in a provincial Ulster one is in itself interesting as is his claim that fear of “the foreign law” prevents him from elaborating on Ireland’s plight.’ In Irish Classics, 2000 pléann Declan Kiberd an dán ‘Mairg do-chuaidh re ceird ndúthchais’ In Aisling Ghéar..., 1996 meabhraíonn Ó Buachalla dúinn gur scríobh sé dánta seachas ‘na dánta dorcha dólásacha éagcaointeacha’ úd: ‘..
written, it would appear, for the purpose of turning into ridicule persons learning the English language.’ Deir Declan Kiberd (Irish Classics, 2000): ‘The author, caught between the desire to mock the old heroes in a hilarious parody and the wish to supply a more complex, modern psychological motivation, opted for a mock-heroic strategy.’ Is é a deir Ó Háinle: ‘This question of whether the story is autobiographical or not is probably completely irrelevant: certainly it does not affect our appreciation of Ó Neachtain’s skill in handling his material, particularly the various elements of allegory involved in the tale
Tagraíonn Declan Kiberd don dearcadh sin in Irish Classics (2000): ‘The “last” great poet of eighteenth-century Ireland was Aogán Ó Rathaille