Neil McBride

Neil McBride

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Death 1942 (aged 80–81)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 98115729 · View Source
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Gaelic Poet and singer. His Irish name was "Niall Mac Gioll Bhridé" and he lived at the foot of Muckish Mountain, at a place called Cruckathee.

He had a plaque erected on the wall of the cemetery on October 3rd 1982 to celebrate his life.

"In 1905, Niall MacGiolla Bhride, a Gaelic poet from Cresslough, was prosecuted for displaying a sign on his cart which had his name in "illegible" letters- in Gaelic script. The fine of 2 shillings invoked the anger of the Gaelic League. They subsequently employed Attorney Gallagher to defend him. The case was brought before the Court of the King's Bench in Dublin. The barrister was Patrick PEARSE. This was Pearse's one and only legal case. The case was lost, but in the light of subsequent events, it became historic."

The was a biography written about Neil McBride in 1939 (reprinted in 1974) using his Gaelic name as the title, by Liam Ó. Connacháin.

Donegal historian and author, Seamus Harkin, has recently updated and reissued a book of songs and poems first published over a century ago by Neil McBride from Creeslough.
The book is called "Blta Fraoic" or "Heather Blossoms".


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  • Added: 1 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98115729
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