A Practical Grammar of the Irish Language (1844)
Book ID: 66346
A Practical Grammar of the Irish Language. Dublin: Geraghty, 1844. First Edition. Pp 120. Publisher’s cloth boards decorated in blind & with title within floral device to upper cover, Light shelf-wear to covers, contents in very good condition.
This book follows the Neilson and Haliday systems and adheres to the Connaught Dialect.
Owen Connellan (1797-1871) Gaelic scholar, royal historiographer, and scribe, was born in Tireragh, Co. Sligo. He was a founder-member and vice-president of the short-lived Ossianic Society, established in 1853 to preserve and publish manuscripts relating to the Fenian cycle in early Irish literature. Among his other publications were ‘Annals of Ireland’ translated from the original Irish of the four masters (1846) & Dissertation on Irish grammar (1834).