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Genealach. The Great Book of Irish Genealogies.
a printed list of subscribers.
Mac FHIRBHISIGH, Dubhaltach. Leabhar Genealach.
The Great Book of Irish Genealogies. Edited, with translation and indices
by Nollaig 0 Muraile. List of subscribers. Five volumes. Dublin, DeBurca,
2004. 4to. Over 3,100 pages. Full buckram gilt in presentation
The great Connacht scholar Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh
(c.1600-1671), from Lackan, Co. Sligo, compiled his monumental Great Book
of Genealogies in Galway at the height of the Cromwellian Wars in the
mid-seventeenth century. The work has long been recognised as the most
important source for the study of Irish family history, and it is also of
great importance to historians of pre-17th century Ireland
since it details the ancestry of many significant figures in Irish history
- including: Brian Boroimhe (d.1014); Ulick Burke, Marquis of Clanricarde
(d.1657); James Butler, Duke of Ormonde (d.1688); Somhairle Buidhe (Sorley
Boy) MacDonnell (d.1589); Randal MacDonnell, Marquis of Antrim (d.1683);
Garrett Og Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare (d.1536); Diarmuid Mac Murchadha
(d.1171); Myler Magrath, Archbishop of Cashel (d.1622), Murrough O'Brien,
Baron of Inchiquin (d.1674); Feagh MacHugh O'Byrne (d.1597); Rory
O'Conor.(d.1198); Red Hugh O'Donnell (d.1602); Hugh O'Neill, Earl of
Tyrone (d.1616); Owen Roe O'Neill (d.1649), and many, many more.
The Great Book of Genealogies, which
is issued in five large volumes, is arguably one of the most eagerly awaited
Irish books for many years.
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