Vailintín Brún by Aogán Ó Rathaille
This satire was written to Valentine Browne, landowner, following the death of his father Sir Nicholas Browne. The poem is a bitter acknowledgement that the old Gaelic political order has been annihilated taking with it forever the patronage of poets. The Western Sun refers to the Mc Carthy family which had been the Irish aristocratic family supplanted by the Brownes. There are 6 Verses in total.
Hear the text read in Irish.
Do leathanaigh an ciach diachrach fám sheana-chroí dúr
A terrible pain had overpowered my heart
English Interpretation Hilary Mhic Suibhne