Killeen (James Francis)

1506.
Killeen (J. F.): An Irish song in Smollett?
In Éigse 15/1 (Samhradh 1973), p. 66.
Argues that Drimmendoo in Tobias Smollett’s The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771) represents the Irish song An druimfhionn dubh.
758.
Killeen (J. F.): The debility of the Ulstermen: a suggestion.
In ZCP 33 (1974), pp. 81–86.
The ces noínden is not be interpreted literally as a couvade inflicted upon the entire adult male population of the Ulstermen, but rather the application of the-weakness-of-woman-in-labour metaphor, to the theme of supernatural or magic immobilization of groups, found throughout epic literature, folklore and hagiography.
1585.
Killeen (J. F.): Latin quotations in Parliament na mban.
In Éigse 17/1 (Samhradh 1977), pp. 55–60.
1777.
Killeen (J. F.): The address to Sir Richard Cox.
In Éigse 19/2 (1983), pp. 276–280.
ad Donal O’Sullivan, in Éigse 4, pp. 284-287 (BILL 6727).
2713.
Killeen (J. F.): Influence of ballads on Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire?
In ZCP 44 (1991), pp. 190–199.
Points out similarities with English and Scottish ballads.
1318.
Killeen (J. F.): Dánta Phiarais Feiritéir, X.
In Éigse 29 (1996), pp. 56–58.
Compares the imagery of the poem Leig díot t’airm, a mhacaoimh mná with some seventeenth-century ‘metaphysical’ poems. Suggests reading bannaí d’athruighthe ‘warrant for your imprisonment’ for bannaí dáirithe (DG 34, l. 4).