Freebeard wrote:as a side note to the main topic
technically speaking its óc laoch (óc pronounced óg)
That's getting a little over technical - it would have been pronounced 'óg', just spelt 'óc'. Um, maybe, as all we have to go on is some rhyming couplets.
But weren't the first "gallóglaigh" sent from a king in Scotland to Ireland as a wedding gift, in the 13th cntury?
Aye, Dubhghall mac Ruaidhrí, a lord in Argyll. I think it was a dowry, rather than a gift.