Bibliography

John
O'Donovan
b. 1806–d. 1861

64 publications between 1832 and 1992 indexed
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1992

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OʼDonovan, John, and Graham Mawhinney [ed.], John O'Donovan’s letters from County Londonderry. Letters containing information relative to the antiquities of the county of Londonderry: collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1834, Draperstown: Ballinascreen Historical Society, 1992.

1986

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OʼDonovan, John, “Two early modern descriptions of Navan: 2. John O’Donovan, 1809–1861”, Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group 1 (1986): 23.

1928

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OʼDonovan, John, Eugene OʼCurry, and Michael OʼFlanagan [ed.], Letters containing information relative to the antiquities of the county of Clare: collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1839, with letters and extracts relative to ancient territories in Thomond, 1841, 3 vols, typescript ed., Bray, Wicklow, 1928.
– Clare County Library: text with introduction by William Nolan (1997): <link>

1927

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OʼDonovan, John, and Michael OʼFlanagan [ed.], Letters containing information relative to the antiquities of the county of Londonderry: collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1834, typescript ed., Bray, Wicklow, 1927.

1921

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T. K. Abbott, John O'Donovan, “1278–1299”, in: T. K. Abbott • E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish MSS in TCD (1921): 12–81.
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T. K. Abbott, John O'Donovan, “1300–1337”, in: T. K. Abbott • E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish MSS in TCD (1921): 82–158.

1868

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Stokes, Whitley [ed.], and John OʼDonovan [tr.], Sanas Chormaic: Cormac’s Glossary, Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, Calcutta: O.T. Cutter, 1868.
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1864

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OʼDonovan, John, James Henthorn Todd, and William Reeves [ed. and tr.], The martyrology of Donegal: a calendar of the saints of Ireland, Dublin, 1864.
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OʼDonovan, John, “Supplement to O'Reilly’s Irish-English dictionary”, in: Edward OʼReilly, An Irish-English dictionary, rev. ed., Dublin: James Duffy, 1864. 557–725.
Internet Archive: <link>

1862

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OʼDonovan, John, “The Fomorians and Lochlanns: pedigrees of MacCabe of Ireland and MacLeod of Scotland”, Ulster Journal of Archaeology (first series) 9 (1861–1862): 94–105.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], The topographical poems of John O’Dubhagain and Giolla Na Naomh O’Huidhrin, Dublin: Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, 1862.
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OʼDonovan, John, “The lost and missing Irish manuscripts”, Ulster Journal of Archaeology (first series) 9 (1861–1862): 16–28.
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1860

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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], Annals of Ireland: three fragments, Dublin: Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, 1860.
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OʼDonovan, John, “The family of Gall Burke, of Gallstown, in the County of Kilkenny”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 3 (1860): 97–120.

1858

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OʼDonovan, John, “Elegy on the death of Rev. Edmond Kavanagh, by Rev. James O'Lalor”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:1 (1856, 1858): 118–143.
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OʼDonovan, John, “Letter of Florence Mac Carthy to the Earl of Thomond, on the ancient history of Ireland”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:1 (1856, 1858): 203–229.
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OʼDonovan, John, “A letter from Sir Charles O'Carroll to Lord Mountjoy, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:2 (1857, 1858): 311–314.
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OʼDonovan, John, “Elegy of Erard Mac Coise, chief chronicler of the Gaels, pronounced over the tomb of Fergal O'Ruairc, chief of Brefny, at Clonmacnoise”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:2 (1857, 1858): 341–356.  
Edition, with discussion and English translation, of the poem beg. Brónach ollamh déis a rígh (ascr. to Urard mac Coise) from TCD 1419 (H 6. 15)
Internet Archive: <link>
Edition, with discussion and English translation, of the poem beg. Brónach ollamh déis a rígh (ascr. to Urard mac Coise) from TCD 1419 (H 6. 15)
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OʼDonovan, John, “The registry of Clonmacnoise”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:2 (1857, 1858): 444–460.
Internet Archive: <link>

1856

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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 4: [1373–1500], 2nd ed., Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1856.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 6: [1589–1616; Appendix], 2nd ed., Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1856.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 5: [1501–1588; Appendix], 2nd ed., Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1856.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, 2nd ed., Dublin, 1856.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 7: [Index locorum; Index nominum], 2nd ed., Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1856.
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OʼDonovan, John, “Appendix: Pedigree of O'Donnell; Pedigree of O'Doherty; Pedigree of O'Neill; The O'Donnellys of Ballydonnelly; Pedigree of O'Donovan; Pedigree of Mac Carthy of Dunmanway; Addenda et corrigenda”, in: John OʼDonovan, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 5: [1501–1588; Appendix], 2nd ed., Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1856. 2377–2420; 2421; 2422–2425; 2426–2430; 2430–2483; 2483–2494; 2494–2498.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 1: [Introduction; Epistle dedicatory; Approbations; 2242 BC–902 AD], 2nd ed., Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1856.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 2: [903–1171; Addenda et corrigenda], 2nd ed., Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1856.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 3: [1172–1372], 2nd ed., Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1856.
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1853

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OʼDaly, John [tr.], and John OʼDonovan [notes], “Inauguration of Cathal Crobhdhearg O’Conor, king of Connaught”, Transactions of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society 2:2 (1853): 335–347.

1852

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OʼDonovan, John [ed.], and James Clarence Mangan [tr.], The tribes of Ireland: a satire by Aenghus O'Daly, Dublin: John O'Daly, 1852.
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1851

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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 3: [1172–1372], 1st ed., Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1851.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 4: [1373–1500], 1st ed., Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1851.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 6: [1589–1616; Appendix], 1st ed., Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1851.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 5: [1501–1588], 1st ed., Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1851.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, 1st ed., Dublin, 1848–1851.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 7: [Index locorum; Index nominum], 1st ed., Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1851.
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1849

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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], “Appendix 1.3: Fearfeasa Ó Cáinte cecinit”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 352–369.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], “The genealogy of Corca Laidhe”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 1–144.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], “Appendix 1.4: Donnchadh O Futhail cecinit”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 370–383.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed.], “Docwra's narration: a narration of the services done by the army ymployed to Lough-Foyle”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 231–325.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], “Appendix 1.5: Of Corca Laidhe, (Laighe, or Laighdhe)”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 384–403.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed.], “Docwra's Relation of service done in Irelande”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 187–229.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], “Appendix 2: Fearghal Og Mac an Bháird cecinit”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 404–415.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], “Appendix 1.1: Eoin Másach h-Ua Maethagáin dixit so”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 328–339.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], “Various readings selected from the Book of Baile an Mhuta (Ballymote, marked B.) as compared with that in the Book of Leacan (marked L.) in the treatise herein published on the Corca Laidhe”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 416–418.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], “Appendix 1.2: Tadhg Mac Diarmada Óig Uí Dhálaigh cecinit”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 340–351.
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OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], “Gillu Brighde mac Conmidhe”, in: John OʼDonovan [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849. 145–183.
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1848

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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 2: [903–1171; Addenda et corrigenda], 1st ed., Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1848.
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OʼDonovan, John, Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, vol. 1: [Introduction; Epistle dedicatory; Approbations; 2242 BC–902 AD], 1st ed., Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1848.
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McGuinne, Dermot, “[40] John O’Donovan’s edition of The annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters”, in: James H. Murphy (ed.), The Oxford history of the Irish book, vol. 4: The Irish book in English, 1800–1890, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 477–483..
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