Bibliography

John
O'Donovan
b. 1806–d. 1861

43 publications between 1832 and 1992 indexed
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Works authored

O'Donovan, John, and Graham Mawhinney [ed.], John O'Donovan’s letters from County Londonderry. Letters containing information relative to the antiquities of the county of Londonderry: collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1834, Draperstown: Ballinascreen Historical Society, 1992.
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'Donovan, John, and Michael O'Flanagan [ed.], Letters containing information relative to the antiquities of the county of Londonderry: collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1834, typescript ed., Bray, Wicklow, 1927.
Stokes, Whitley [ed.], and John O'Donovan [tr.], Sanas Chormaic: Cormac’s Glossary, Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, Calcutta: O.T. Cutter, 1868.
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O'Donovan, John, James Henthorn Todd, and William Reeves (ed. and tr.), The martyrology of Donegal: a calendar of the saints of Ireland, Dublin, 1864.
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O'Donovan, John [ed. and tr.], The topographical poems of John O’Dubhagain and Giolla Na Naomgh O’Huidhrin, Dublin: Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, 1862.
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O'Donovan, John [ed. and tr.], Annals of Ireland: three fragments, Dublin: Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, 1860.
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O'Donovan, John [ed. and tr.], Annala rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, 7 vols, 2nd ed., Dublin, 1856.
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O'Donovan, John [ed.], and James Clarence Mangan [tr.], The tribes of Ireland: a satire by Aenghus O'Daly, Dublin: John O'Daly, 1852.
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O'Donovan, John [ed.], Miscellany of the Celtic Society, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1849.
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O'Donovan, John [ed. and tr.], Leabhar na g-Ceart, or the Book of rights, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1847.
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O'Donovan, John, A grammar of the Irish language [published for the use of the senior classes of the College of St. Columba], Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1845.
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O'Donovan, John [ed. and tr.], The genealogies, tribes, and customs of Hy-Fiachrach, commonly called O'Dowda's country, Dublin: Irish Archaeological Society, 1844.
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O'Donovan, John, The tribes and customs of Hy-Many, commonly called O'Kelly's Country, Dublin: Irish Archaeological Society, 1843.
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O'Donovan, John [ed. and tr.], The banquet of Dun na n-Gedh and the battle of Magh Rath, Dublin: Irish Archaeological Society, 1842.
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O'Donovan, John, Catalogue of manuscripts in the Irish language in the library of Trinity College, Dublin, 2 vols, unfinished and unpublished, 1836–1840.


Contributions to journals

O'Donovan, John, “Two early modern descriptions of Navan: 2. John O’Donovan, 1809–1861”, Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group 1 (1986): 23.
O'Donovan, John, “Letter of Florence Mac Carthy to the Earl of Thomond, on the ancient history of Ireland”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:1 (1856, 1858): 203–229.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive – parts 1 (1856) and 2 (1857): <link>
O'Donovan, John, “A letter from Sir Charles O'Carroll to Lord Mountjoy, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:2 (1857, 1858): 311–314.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive – parts 1 (1856) and 2 (1857): <link>
O'Donovan, John, “Elegy of Erard Mac Coise, chief chronicler of the Gaels, pronounced over the tomb of Fergal O'Ruairc, chief of Brefny, at Clonmacnoise”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:2 (1857, 1858): 341–356.  
Edition, with discussion and English translation, of the poem beg. Brónach ollamh déis a rígh (ascr. to Urard mac Coise) from TCD 1419 (H 6. 15)
Internet Archive: <link>
Edition, with discussion and English translation, of the poem beg. Brónach ollamh déis a rígh (ascr. to Urard mac Coise) from TCD 1419 (H 6. 15)
O'Donovan, John, “The registry of Clonmacnoise”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:2 (1857, 1858): 444–460.
Internet Archive: <link>
O'Donovan, John, “Elegy on the death of Rev. Edmond Kavanagh, by Rev. James O'Lalor”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:1 (1856, 1858): 118–143.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive – parts 1 (1856) and 2 (1857): <link>
O'Donovan, John [ed. and tr.], “An ancient poem attributed to St. Columbkille; with a translation and notes”, The Miscellany of the Irish Archaeological Society 1 (1846): 1–15.
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O'Donovan, John, “The Irish charters in the Book of Kells”, The Miscellany of the Irish Archaeological Society 1 (1846): 127–158.
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O'Donovan, John, “Covenant between Mageoghegan and the Fox, with brief historical notices of the two families”, The Miscellany of the Irish Archaeological Society 1 (1846): 179–197.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>, <link>
O'Donovan, John, “The Annals of Ireland, from the year 1443 to 1468, translated from the Irish by Dudley Firbisse, or, as he is more usually called, Duald Mac Firbis, for Sir James Ware, in the year 1666”, The Miscellany of the Irish Archaeological Society 1 (1846): 198–302.
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Petrie, George, and John O'Donovan [collaborator], “On the history and antiquities of Tara Hill”, Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 18 (1839): 25–232.
Internet Archive: <link>
O'Donovan, John, “King Aldfred’s poem”, Dublin Penny Journal 1:12 (1832): 94–95.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

T. K. Abbott, John O'Donovan, “1300–1337”, in: T. K. Abbott • E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish MSS in TCD (1921): 82–158.
T. K. Abbott, John O'Donovan, “1278–1299”, in: T. K. Abbott • E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish MSS in TCD (1921): 12–81.
O'Donovan, John, “Supplement to O'Reilly’s Irish-English dictionary”, in: O'Reilly, Edward, An Irish-English dictionary, rev. ed. (1817), Dublin: James Duffy, 1864. 557–725.
Internet Archive: <link>
O'Donovan, John [ed. & tr.], “Senchas na relec in so”, in: Petrie, George, The ecclesiastical architecture of Ireland, anterior to the Anglo-Norman invasion; comprising an essay on the origin and uses of the round towers of Ireland, which obtained the gold medal and prize of the Royal Irish academy, Dublin: Hodges & Smith, 1845. 97–101.
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About the author

McDonough, Ciaran, “Investigating Irish antiquarianism: a comparative study between Protestant and Catholic antiquarian cultures, 1830 - 1876”, unpublished PhD thesis: NUI Galway, 2017.
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Ó Muraíle, Nollaig, “O'Donovan, John (1806–1861)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press.
Ó Cadhla, Stiofán, Civilizing Ireland: Ordnance Survey 1824–1842, ethnography, cartography, translation, Dublin, Portland, Oregon: Irish Academic Press, 2007.
Thompson, John, “William Reeves and the medieval texts and manuscripts at Armagh”, Peritia 10 (1996): 363–380.