|Title of host publication||The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain|
|Editors||Sian Echard, Robert Rouse|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons, Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Aug 2017|
Irish love poetry, known as Dánta Grádha, composed in the Early Modern Irish period, was influenced by courtly love poetry and by early love poetry embedded in Old Irish sagas. Influence from English poetry became increasingly strong from the late Middle Ages. The poetry dates from about 1200 to 1650 and is mainly anonymous, with a small number of poems attributed to members of the Anglo‐Irish aristocracy in Ireland who were the main audience and patrons of the poetry.