The Poems of David Ó Bruadair. Duanaire Dháibhidh Uí Bhruadair. Three volumes, Part 1. Containing Poems down to the year 1666. Part 2. Containing Poems from the Year 1667 Till 1682. Part 3. Containing Poems from the Year 1682 Till the Poet's Death in 1698. Edited with Introduction, Translation and Notes also with Glossary and an Index of Proper Names to the Three Parts. London: Published for the Irish Texts Society, (1910;1913;1917). All volumes with Ex. Library stamps to front and rear endpapers, volumes 1 & 2 good in green cloth with celtic design to front board, Volume three front and rear covers damp stained, but contents good. A very scarce set.
David Ó Bruadair was born in Co. Cork in about 1625. His historical poems show the influence of Geoffrey Keating, his favorite Irish author. He wrote elegies on the deaths of many historically prominent members of the leading Munster families, especially the Bourkes of Cahirmoyle, the Fitzgeralds of Claonghlais, and the Barrys of Co. Cork.
All Ó Bruadair's poems, whether historical, social, or elegiac, are marked by a freshness rare in the seventeenth century and they furnish many interesting details about the life and manners of his time. His political poems treating the events of Irish history from the Cromwellian Plantation (1652) to the end of the War of the Revolution (1691) reveal his great political foresight and independent views.