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Nuala O Donnell ( - 1617):
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Nuala O Donnell was a daughter of Hugh O'Donnell, and probably of Finula O'Donnell. She was a sister of Red Hugh, and the subject of a poem, 'Truagh liom Maire agas Mairghreg', by Fearghal Og Mac an Bhaird. She was exiled in Rome, returning to Louvain some time after the death of the last of her four brothers, in 1608. She is believed to have brought the son of the Earl of Tyrconnell, who was seven years of age, to be educated by the Irish Franciscans in Flanders, and she herself also tutored him. A letter addressed to James I prior to 1613, mentions her request that the boy be pardoned, be permitted to return to Ireland, and have his father's lands restored to him. She died some time after 1617 and is buried in the chapel of the Franciscans at Louvain near the high altar. It is probable that she was the owner of the Book of O'Donnell's Daughter, which contains sections by Eoghan Ruadh Mac an Bhaird, Ferghal Og Mac an Bhaird and Eochaidh O hEoghusa.

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Died: 1617
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