Bibliography

William M. (William Maunsell)
Hennessy
d. 1889

11 publications between 1866 and 2008 indexed
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Hennessy, William M., and B. Mac Carthy (eds. and trs.), Annala Uladh: Annals of Ulster, otherwise Annala Senait, Annals of Senat: a chronicle of Irish affairs from A.D. 431 to A.D. 1540, Partial, revised ed. (1887-1901), Online: CELT. URL: <http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100001A http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100001B http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100001C http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100001A http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100001B http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100001C>. 
comments: The edition available from CELT is accompanied by the following statements (accessed 13:10, 1 February 2011 (CET)):
“[...] For the remainder of the text (AD 1155 to the end) we have had to use Mac Carthy's very unsatisfactory edition. His codicological information is obscure, his citation of variants is patchy, and he makes many unnecessary or wrong-headed attempts at emendation. These latter are simply ignored, but emendations and corrections by Whitley Stokes (1896, 1897) are integrated into the text. It is not, however, possible to produce a satisfactory digital edition from Mac Carthy's ragged apparatus.]”

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“Editorial corrigenda (where relevant and well-founded) are integrated into the electronic edition. Unnecessary or mistaken corrections by Mac Carthy (these appear in brackets in his edition) are simply ignored in the electronic text. Missing text supplied by the editors in the body of the work is tagged sup. Editorial and scribal corrections entered in the body of the work are tagged corr and the original reading is kept in the sic attribute. In the case of some unusual forms not commented by the editors of the hard copy the manuscript reading is tagged sic, without further comment by the makers of the electronic edition. Changes of scribe, marked by the hard copy editors, are retained and marked in the hand attribute of the tag add using the scribal sigla (for which see profiledesc below). Thus, scribal glosses and annotations are tagged add with appropriate attributes. Because of the unsatisfactory nature of Mac Carthy's edition, additions by hands other than the main hand are simply marked with add or addspan and the attribute late. Strictly codicological annotations in the apparatus criticus that do not appear to affect the meaning have been ignored.”
comments: The edition available from CELT is accompanied by the following statements (accessed 13:10, 1 February 2011 (CET)):
“[...] For the remainder of the text (AD 1155 to the end) we have had to use Mac Carthy's very unsatisfactory edition. His codicological information is obscure, his citation of variants is patchy, and he makes many unnecessary or wrong-headed attempts at emendation. These latter are simply ignored, but emendations and corrections by Whitley Stokes (1896, 1897) are integrated into the text. It is not, however, possible to produce a satisfactory digital edition from Mac Carthy's ragged apparatus.]”

and:

“Editorial corrigenda (where relevant and well-founded) are integrated into the electronic edition. Unnecessary or mistaken corrections by Mac Carthy (these appear in brackets in his edition) are simply ignored in the electronic text. Missing text supplied by the editors in the body of the work is tagged sup. Editorial and scribal corrections entered in the body of the work are tagged corr and the original reading is kept in the sic attribute. In the case of some unusual forms not commented by the editors of the hard copy the manuscript reading is tagged sic, without further comment by the makers of the electronic edition. Changes of scribe, marked by the hard copy editors, are retained and marked in the hand attribute of the tag add using the scribal sigla (for which see profiledesc below). Thus, scribal glosses and annotations are tagged add with appropriate attributes. Because of the unsatisfactory nature of Mac Carthy's edition, additions by hands other than the main hand are simply marked with add or addspan and the attribute late. Strictly codicological annotations in the apparatus criticus that do not appear to affect the meaning have been ignored.”
Hennessy, William M., and B. Mac Carthy (eds. and trs.), Annala Uladh: Annals of Ulster, otherwise Annala Senait, Annals of Senat: a chronicle of Irish affairs from A.D. 431 to A.D. 1540, 4 vols, 1st ed., Dublin, 1887–1901.
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Hennessy, W. M. [ed.], and D. H. Kelly [tr.], The Book of Fenagh in Irish and English, Dublin: Alexander Thom, 1875.
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Hennessy, William M. [ed. and tr.], The Annals of Loch Cé. A chronicle of Irish affairs from A.D. 1014 to A.D. 1590, 2 vols, Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores 54, London, et al.: Longman, 1871.
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Hennessy, William M. [ed. and tr.], Chronicum Scotorum: a chronicle of Irish affairs from the earliest times to A.D. 1135: with a supplement containing the events from 1141 to 1150, London: Longmans, 1866.
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Works edited

Hennessy, William M. [ed. and tr.], Mesca Ulad or The Intoxication of the Ultonians, Todd Lecture Series 1.1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1889.
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Contributions to journals

Hennessy, William M., “On the goddess of war of the ancient Irish”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 1st series, 10 (1870): 421–440.
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Contributions to edited collections or authored works

Mac Niocaill, Gearóid [ed. and tr.], and William M. Hennessy [tr.], “Chronicon Scotorum” [2003], CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts, Online: University College Cork. URL: <http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100016 http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100016>.
Hennessy, W. Maunsell [tr.], “The old Irish Life of St. Columba: being a discourse on his life and character delivered to the brethren on his festival”, in: Skene, William F., Celtic Scotland: a history of ancient Alban, 3 vols, vol. 2: Church and culture, 2nd ed. (1877), Edinburgh: Douglas, 1887. 467–507.
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About the author

Ó Muraíle, Nollaig, “Hennessy, William Maunsell (1828/9–1889)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/12942>.