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O'Curry (Eugene)

  • b. 1794–d. 1862
  • scholars, authors, scribes
Irish scholar
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1839 – Facsimile transcript by Eugene O'Curry

Facsimile transcript produced by Eugene O'Curry for the Royal Irish Academy, with the assistance of John O'Donovan; now Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 H 5.

Eugene O'CurryO'Curry (Eugene) / Ó Comhraí (Eoghan) (b. 1794–d. 1862) – Irish scholar
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John O'DonovanO'Donovan (John) / Ó Donnabháin (Seán) (1806–1861) – Irish scholar
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1861 – O'Curry reports on the Book of Lismore

Eugene O'Curry, Lectures on MS materials (1861): Lecture IX, 196–200

Eugene O'CurryO'Curry (Eugene) / Ó Comhraí (Eoghan) (b. 1794–d. 1862) – Irish scholar
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O'Donovan, John, Eugene O'Curry, and Michael O'Flanagan [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>
O'Curry, Eugene, Theophilus O'Flanagan, and Ernst Windisch, “The exile of the sons of Uisnech”, Gaelic Journal 1:12 (1883): 378–391.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
O'Duffy, Richard J. [rev.], and Eugene O'Curry [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 O'Curry, and Brian O'Looney [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>
O'Curry, 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.
O'Curry, 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>
O'Curry, 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>
O'Curry, 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.  
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 O'Curry 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>
O'Curry, 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>
O'Curry, 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>
O'Curry, 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>
O'Curry, 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>
O'Curry, Eugene, “Appendices”, in: O'Curry, 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. 461–648.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
Wilde, W. R., and Eugene O'Curry [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>
O'Curry, 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>
Reeves, William, and Eugene O'Curry [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?).
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>


Sources

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UCD digital library, Online: University College Dublin. 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. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/20531>.