Translated from the Irish by Frank O'Connor, with illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Originally published in a limited edition of 130 copies by The Cuala Press, 1940. Reprinted by Irish University Press, 1971. Art Ó Laoghaire (1746-1773), an Irish Catholic, was a captain in the Hungarian Hussars Regiment. He married Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill (Eileen O'Connell, aunt of Daniel O'Connell) in 1767. The hot-tempered Art became involved in a feud with an arrogant Englishman, Abraham Morris of Macroom. When Morris was High Sheriff of County Cork in 1771, he laid charges against Art following Art's alleged attack on Morris and the wounding of his servant. Art was indicted and Morris offered a 20-guinea reward for his capture. The feud between the two men continued and in 1773 Morris demanded that Art sell him the beautiful horse that Ó Laoghaire had brought back from his service in the Austro-Hungarian army for £5. The Penal Laws stated that no Catholic might own a horse worth more than £5 and could be forced to sell a more valuable one on demand to any Protestant at this price. Art refused to sell and challenged Morris to a duel, which Morris declined. Morris used his position as magistrate to persuade his fellow magistrates to proclaim Art an outlaw, who could then legally be shot on sight. Morris led a contingent of soldiers that tracked Ó Laoghaire to Carrignanimma on May 4, 1773, and he gave the order to fire on Art, who was killed. Morris and the soldiers were found guilty of Art's murder by a coroner's inquest, but he was acquitted by Cork magistrates. Ó Laoghaire's wife Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill composed the long poem "Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire" (Lament for Art O'Leary), mourning his death and calling for revenge. Ó Laoghaire's tomb at Kilcrea Friary has the epitaph: "Lo Arthur Leary, generous, handsome, brave, / Slain in his bloom lies in this humble grave."