Seán Mór Ó Dubhagáin (d.1372) was an Irish Gaelic poet. He was accorded the rank ollamh seanchai (professional historian) to the Uí Maine and recorded Irish clan... More > history up until the Norman invasion of Ireland.
The Topographical Poems describe the ancient names of tribes and territories in Ireland. There are also many notes on how the names were anglicised and observations of male and female Irish forenames and their modernised forms. This book is invaluable to those studying the history of Ireland and Irish Surnames.
John O'Donovan (Seán Ó Donnabháin), 1806–1861, was from Atateemore, in the parish of Kilcolumb, County Kilkenny, and educated at Hunt's Academy, Waterford. He is widely recognised as one of Ireland's greatest Irish scholars and first historic topographer. Amongst his many contributions is the translation of the Annals of the Four Masters.
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Describes the preparation for walking Land's End to John o' Groats, the day to day experiences (with over 100 colour photographs)including difficulties encountered, the aftermath of the walk and... More > history of the activity.
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Annála Rioghachta Eireann. Otherwise known as the Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616. Edited by John O’Donovan from MSS in... More > the Library of the Royal Irish Academy and of Trinity College Dublin with a translation and copious notes. Royal Irish Academy. Dublin, 1848–51 The annals are an invaluable resource for all those who are studying the history of Ireland and the events leading up to the Flight of the Earls and the eventual Plantation of Ulster. These volumes do not include any events after 1616. The Annals are split into 7 volumes with the final volume being an index to the other six. This volume contains the index to the previous 6 volumes.
The index is extremely useful as it allows the researcher to find the relevant person or place quickly within one of the volumes. This is a must have addition to the Annals and completes the collection.
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This revised and reformatted philosophy weblog project by John O'Loughlin is the sequel to 'Musings of a Superfluous Man' and signifies a kind of resurrection 'from the dead' by the author as he... More > reminds himself - and us - that being superfluous to man is the precondition of being superman and therefore of those who transcend man in their metaphysical affinity with godliness.
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A combined autobiographical and philosophical project dating from 2009-10 by John O'Loughlin, whose autobiographical reminiscences are tinged by philosophical considerations and whose... More > philosophy,characterized by an exactingly-comprehensive logical structure, is not above autobiographical leanings, least of all with regard to the recent past and certain current experiences.< Less
A philosophical autobiography in aphoristic vein by John O'Loughlin, who has earned the right to boldly sum-up and evaluate his life after having brought his philosophical quest of several decades to... More > a more than satisfactory resolution.< Less
A revised and reformatted weblog project by John O'Loughlin dating from 2011 and comprised of material of both an autobiographical and a philosophical tendency that is no less - and in some cases -... More > even more subjective and philosophical than his previous texts of this nature. Essential reading.< Less