The Southern Review. Summer, 1995, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p786, 21 p.
Irish poetry -- Criticism and interpretation
'The Midnight Court' was a poem made by Irish poet Brian Merriman in 1780 in the Pale area around Dublin, Ireland. It was written as a lamentation of Eibhlin Dhubh Ni Chonaill over the death of her husband, Art O'Laoghaire, an Irish captain who lost his life to soldiers while in battle at Carriganimmy in County Cork. It was more of an outburst of heartache and tremendous loss rather than a political outcry against war. Poets claim that this work ordained the place of Irish poetry in the Gaelic order.