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O'Curry (Eugene)

  • b. 1794–d. 1862
  • Ó Comhraí (Eoghan)
  • scribes, authors, scholars
  • (agents)
Irish scholar
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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>
OʼCurry, Eugene, Theophilus OʼFlanagan, and Ernst Windisch, “The exile of the sons of Uisnech”, Gaelic Journal 1:12 (1883): 378–391.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
OʼDuffy, Richard J. [rev.], and Eugene OʼCurry [orig.], Oidhe chloinne Lir: The fate of the children of Lir, Dublin, 1883.  
Edition, English translation and notes by Eugene O'Curry (1863); revised by Richard J. Duffy.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT: <link>
Ó Longáin, Joseph, J. J. Gilbert [eds], Eugene OʼCurry, and Brian OʼLooney [co-authors], Leabhar Breac, the Speckled Book, otherwise styled Leabhar Mór Dúna Doighre, the Great Book of Dun Doighre, 2 vols, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1872–1876. Lithographic facsimile edition of a transcript made by Joseph Ó Longáin.
HathiTrust: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene, and W. K. Sullivan [ed., appendices], On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish: a series of lectures, 3 vols, vol. 3: Lectures, vol. 2, London, 1873.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene, and W. K. Sullivan [intro., ed., appxs], On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish: a series of lectures, 3 vols, London, 1873.
OʼCurry, Eugene, and W. K. Sullivan [ed.], On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish: a series of lectures, 3 vols, vol. 2: Lectures, vol. 1, London, 1873.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene [ed.?], and Brian OʼLooney [tr.], “Ancient Irish tract on the Mass”, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record 2 (1866): 170–179.  

Edition and translation of the Irish tract on the Mass in the Leabhar Breac. The introduction by the editors of the journal state that Eugene O’Curry, who had previously printed an extract from the tract in his Lectures, set out to produce a full text and translation. “With this view he made a fac simile copy of the tract, and was in communication with the late Rev. Prof. Matthew Kelly, of Maynooth, upon the subject”. The translation published is that by Bryan O’Looney, who also expanded the contractions, presumably from O’Curry’s facsimile, or perhaps from the facsimile of the Leabhar Breac, to which both O’Curry and O’Looney had contributed but which was not yet published at the time.

Internet Archive: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene [tr.], “The MSS. remains of professor O'Curry in the Catholic University: i. Prayer of St. Colga; ii. Prayer of St. Aireran the Wise, ob. 664; iii. The rule of St. Carthach”, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record 1 (1865): 4–12, 63–64, 112–118, 172–181.  
comments: Posthumous publication of three translations by Eugene O'Curry, each of them introduced by the editors of the journal (‘a society of clergymen under episcopal sanction’): 1. ‘Prayer of St. Colga’, a translation of the Scúap Chrábaid, a litany in YBL, described and partially edited in OʼCurry, Eugene, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856 (1861): 379-380, 614-615 (Appendix CXXII). The editors write: “Through the gracious permission of their Lordships the Board of the Catholic University, who placed at our disposal the manuscripts belonging to the late lamented Mr. O'Curry, now in possession of the University, we are enabled to give our readers this interesting and valuable document.” -- 2. ‘Prayer of St. Aireran the Wise’ -- 3. ‘The rule of St. Carthach’.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Moran, Patrick F., and Eugene OʼCurry [translations], “The teaching of the ancient church of Ireland regarding the blessed Eucharist”, in: Patrick F. Moran, Essays on the origin, doctrines, and discipline of the early Irish church, Dublin: James Duffy, 1864. 161–221.
Internet Archive: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene [ed. and tr.], “The ‘Trí thruaighe na scéalaigheachta’ (i.e. the ‘Three most sorrowful tales’,) of Erinn. — II. ‘The fate of the children of Lir’”, The Atlantis 4 (1863): 113–157.
HathiTrust – originally from Google Books: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene [ed. and tr.], “The ‘Trí thruaighe na scéalaigheachta’ (i.e. the ‘Three most sorrowful tales’,) of Erinn. — III. ‘The fate of the children of Tuireann’”, The Atlantis 4 (1863): 157–240.
HathiTrust – originally from Google Books: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene [ed. and tr.], “The ‘Trí thruaighe na scéalaigheachta’ (i.e. the ‘Three most sorrowful tales’,) of Erinn. — I. ‘The exile of the children of Uisnech’”, The Atlantis 3:4 (1862): 377–422.  
comments: Edited from YBL
HathiTrust – originally from Google Books: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene, “Lecture VIII. The works of the Four Masters”, in: Eugene OʼCurry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861. 162–180, 548–569 (App. LXX–LXXIX).
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – Originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – multiple copies: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene, “Lecture IX. Of the chief existing ancient books”, in: Eugene OʼCurry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861. 181–202.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – Originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – multiple copies: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene, “Lecture I. Introduction/ Of the lost books, etc.”, in: Eugene OʼCurry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861. 1–25.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – Originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – multiple copies: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – Originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – multiple copies: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene, “Appendices”, in: Eugene OʼCurry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861. 461–648.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene, “Lecture X. Of the books of genealogies and pedigrees”, in: Eugene OʼCurry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861. 203–228.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – Originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – multiple copies: <link>
Wilde, W. R., and Eugene OʼCurry [coll.], “On the unmanufactured animal remains belonging to the Academy”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 7 (May 1859, 1857–1861): 181–212.
Internet Archive: <link>
OʼCurry, Eugene [ed. and tr.], Cath Mhuighe Léana or The Battle of Magh Leana, together with Tochmarc Moméra or the Courtship of Moméra, Publications of the Celtic Society, 4, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1855.
Internet Archive: <link> Digitale-sammlungen.de: <link> Digitale-sammlungen.de: View in Mirador
Reeves, William, and Eugene OʼCurry [tr.], “On an Irish MS. of the Four Gospels in the British Museum”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 1st series, 5 (1853): 45–67.  
comments: Eugene O'Curry supplies the translation for the Irish poem beginning 'Aurilius humilis ard' (and others as well?).
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Sources

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UCD digital library, Online: University College Dublin, 2012–present. URL: <http://digital.ucd.ie>.
[‘Papers of Eugene O'Curry (1796–1862)’] “Correspondence relating to O'Curry's work with the Ordnance Survey and the Royal Irish Academy and general correspondence on antiquarian, genealogical, linguistic and literary matters; correspondence as Professor of Archaeology and Ancient Irish History in the Catholic University, mainly concerning his academic and research interests; some personal correspondence, and personal financial and family documents.” direct link
Kelly, Fergus, “O'Curry, Eugene (1794–1862)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/20531>.
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