The Schools And Scholars Of Breiffne (1942)

Author: Philip O'Connell

Book ID: 68044

Price: 125.00

The Schools And Scholars Of Breiffne. Dublin: Brian & Nolan, 1942. First Edition. Pp xi, 669. Ex library copy, with ink stamps, rebound in red cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. A nice bright copy.

Illustrated with twenty-four (of 25) plates, lacks one plate [p. 424]; folded maps at end.

A scholarly work on the bards of the pre-Christian era to the hedge-schoolmasters of modern times.

Philip O’Connell was a member of the Royal Society of Antiquities of Ireland and a founder member of the Breifne Antiquarian Society in 1920. He became editor in 1926 and contributed to each of the nine journals published. In 1937 he published ‘The Diocese of Kilmore’, and in 1942 ‘The Schools and Scholars of Breifne’, which earned him a Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland

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