Hardiman, James (1790-1855)
Title Irish Minstrelsy, or Bardic Remains.
Book Condition One volume rebound in leather with original boards, the other volume has boards detached but present.
Publisher London 1831.
Seller ID 857
376, 435pp. Some in Gaelic.
b. Westport, Mayo; native Irish speaker [Seamas Ó hArgadáin]; prepared for priesthood but prevented from proceeding due to blindness in one eye (acc. John O’Donovan); moved to Dublin and worked as sub-commissioner in Public Records Office, 1811-1830; purchased land in Mayo, c.1818; issued History of the County and Town of Galway (1820); returned to Galway, 1830; issued Irish Minstrelsy, or Bardic Remains (2 vols., 1831), and suffered a severe review by Samuel Ferguson in successive issues of the Dublin University Review underscored by religious and political objections to the Jacobite tendency of the notes and translations; refused Chair of Irish and became first librarian of Queen’s College, Galway shortly after its foundation , 1848; d. Galway; a section of the Book of Fermoy consisting in at least 32 folios, separated from the main volume, came into his possession, and subsequently passed to the British Museum; the university library at University College, Galway is named after him.
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