LETTERS OF JOHN O'DONOVAN
The letters of John O'Donovan from
Fermanagh in 1834 originally published in 1993 by John B. Cunningham and out of print is
now republished on CDROM.
John O'Donovan, one of Ireland's
greatest gaelic scholars, historians and genealogists recorded his impressions of
Fermanagh in 1834 and gives us a glimpse of a hidden Ireland 20 years before the great
famine. He records the folklore and antiquities of the county, the ancient kingdoms, their
conflicts and their rulers and places them in the context of the ancient Irish Annals
which go back 1,400 years. He pays particular attention to Fermanagh's ancient families
especially Maguire, O'Flanagan and Mc Manus with their genealogies and has references to
numerous other families of Fermanagh and surrounding counties such as O'Cassidy,
Mc Caffrey, Mc Elroy, Cox, Corrigan, Melanophy, Crudden, Mc Grath, Mc Goldrick,
Breslin etc etc. The book is extensively footnoted to bring it alive to the modern reader,
scholar and genealogist.
The CD costs �.99 plus P&P
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Ireland BT93 3ED.
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