HENNESSY, William M. Ed. by. Chronicum Scotorum. A Chronicle of Irish Affairs, from the earliest times to A.D. 1135. With a supplement containing the events from 1141 to 1150. One coloured folding plate. London: Longmans, 1866. pp. lvii, 419, 16. Quarter roan on black papered boards, title in gilt on spine. Ex libris William O’Brien Milltown Park Trust, with bookplate and stamp. Light wear to head of spine, otherwise a very good copy.
Written by Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh (1585-1666) of that celebrated learned family who were historians and antiquarians of Hy Fiachrach in north Connaught. Dubhaltach was educated at Redwood by the MacEgans and was a contemporary of Roderic O’Flaherty and Dr. John Lynch. He was employed by Ware who was indebted to him for much of the information which enabled him [Ware] to acquire his place as the distinguished Irish scholar of the seventeenth century. For his services Ware never credited this celebrated Irish antiquary who, for his massive contribution to our history, genealogy and literature surely deserves a place in the ranks of our greatest Celtic scholars. [See our edition of ‘The Great Book of Irish Genealogies’ in our publication section at end].