Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe (c.1210 - 1272):
Giolla Brighde Mac Conmidhe was born in Ulster. He wrote poems about the King of Donough and the King of Connaught. Another of his poems laments the hardships of a journey to Palestine, and some of his personal poetry asks God for the gift of a son. It is said that towards the end of his life he came under the patronage of the King of Connacht, but also that he ranked as the chief poet and chronicler of Ulster, his major work being a lament on the death of Brian O'Neill. His career marks the beginning of the great bardic revival which continued into the fourteenth century. There is a theory that his biography actually encompasses that of two poets.