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O'Curry (Eugene)
  • b. 1794–d. 1862
  • scholars, authors, scribes
Irish scholar
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McDonough, Ciaran, “Investigating Irish antiquarianism: a comparative study between Protestant and Catholic antiquarian cultures, 1830 - 1876”, unpublished PhD thesis: NUI Galway, 2017.  
abstract:
The aim of this study is to investigate the differences in and similarities between Protestant and Catholic antiquarian cultures in Ireland in the period 1830 to 1876. The thesis demonstrates that there were notable differences, which were largely due to matters of religion. It focuses upon a select group of scholars (John O’Donovan, Eugene O’Curry, James Henthorn Todd, William Wilde, George Petrie, Denis Henry Kelly, William Reeves, John Windele, Owen Connellan, James Hardiman, and Robert Shipboy MacAdam) from both religious confessions, who were the most prolific antiquarians of this time, and it examines their works and the contexts in which they were written. Using a new historicist methodology, this thesis highlights trends in antiquarian research, its dissemination, and modes of working and ascribes them to a particular religious community.This work is organised in three separate parts. In part one, a brief overview of the development of Irish antiquarianism from the early seventeenth to the late eighteenth century is presented in order to illustrate long-standing sectarian differences and their impact upon antiquarian pursuits in the nineteenth century.Previous scholarship has traditionally categorised the antiquarians studied in this thesis according to ethnicity (Gaelic Irish versus Anglo-Irish). Conversely, part two demonstrates that religion, and not ethnicity, was the greatest dividing social factor in Irish antiquarian circles in the first half of the nineteenth-century. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that emphasis on ethnicity and race only emerged after works had been published relating to that topic from the 1850s. Thus, part two is a comparative study between Protestant and Catholic antiquarian cultures in the nineteenth century, focusing particularly on the differences between the two in terms of subject matter and methodology employed.Part three traces the influence of antiquarian works on Cultural Nationalist ideology and thought at the end of the nineteenth century and in the first decades of the twentieth. In focusing specifically on the influence of antiquarian works on the images of ‘Irishness’ advanced by the Cultural Nationalists during this period, I determine that it was in fact Catholic antiquarian works that had a greater impact on the Cultural Nationalist discourse.
UCD digital library, Online: University College Dublin. URL: <http://digital.ucd.ie>.
[ivrla:2620] “Papers of Eugene O'Curry (1796–1862)”
158 items from the period 1835-1863: “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.”
Kelly, Fergus, “O'Curry, Eugene (1794–1862)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/20531>.
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 3 C 16 (822) [s. xix]
scribes:O'Curry (Eugene)
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 3 C 17 (823) [s. xix]
scribes:O'Curry (Eugene)
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 H 5 (477) [1839]
scribes:O'Curry (Eugene)
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1338 (H 2. 15c) [s. xix]
scribes:O'Curry (Eugene)
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1424 (L 5. 1-17) [s. xix]
scribes:O'Donovan (John)O'Curry (Eugene)patron:Brehon Law Commission
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'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>
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>
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. — 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. — 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. — 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?).
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