Aindrais Mac Marcuis

Author of lament for Flight of Earls: ‘This night sees Eire desolate,/Her chiefs are cast out of their state;/Her men, her maidens weep to see/Her desolate that should peopled be.//Her chiefs are gone. There ’s none to bear/Her cross or lift her from despair;/The grieving lords take ship. With these/Our very souls pass overseas.’ (Trans. Robin Flower; cited in Brian de Breffny, ed., The Irish World: The History and Cultural Achievements of the Irish People, Thames & Hudson 1977, p.100.)