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.
Check out mypastpresent.com for more titles.< Less
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.
Recommended for those interested in long distance walking in general and John o' Groats in particular and for those contemplating walking the journey.< Less
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.
For the other volumes see mypastpresent.com< Less
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.
There is no reason to suppose that John O'Loughlin could ever transcend this title.< Less
On December 27, 2007 Captain John T. O’Neil had his last roll call,
but luckily his passion for the poilice force didn’t die as he dedicated
his retirement to the writing of the many... More > collections of stories he
was privey to hear about and be a part of during his 40 year service.
John O’Neil lives in the Berkshires where he shares his stories with his
wife Hulda O’Neil and his three children and five grandchildren and now
you! This book provides adventure to the thrill seeker and twists and
turns for the detective in all of us and they are all true!< Less
This work, first published in 1879, is an informative look into the ceremonies of the Mass in both the Eastern and Western Churches. Included are historical pieces about parts of the Mass as well as... More > how the liturgy developed over time. Also included are fascinating pieces of information about now defunct customs and numerous references to scholarly and historic works.< Less