The Tribes and Customs of Hy-Many (1843)

Author: John O'Donovan

Book ID: 67953

Price: 185.00

The Tribes and Customs of Hy-Many. Commonly Called O’Kelly’s Country. Now First Published from The Book of Legan, A Manuscript in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy: With Notes and Translations, and a Map of Hy-Many. Dublin: Irish Archaeology Society, 1843. First Edition. Pp, 211, folded Genealogical Table. Ex library copy, with stamps. Original brown cloth boards, rebacked with title in gilt to spine. A very good copy.

Focusing on the O’Kelly and O’Madden clans, this work is a definitive guide to the history of western Ireland from 1000 AD to 1600 AD.

In addition to detailing the Land Wars of the 1100’s, the Viking raids and the Norman Conquests, O’Donovan also goes into more intimate detail of the people’s daily lives, customs and traditions.

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