O’GRADY, Standish. Ed. by. Pacata Hibernia or A History of The Wars in Ireland during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.


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Especially within the Province of Munster under the Government of Sir George Carew and compiled by his direction and appointment. Edited and with an introduction and notes by Standish O’Grady. With portraits, maps, and plans. Two volumes. London: Downey, 1896. Medium octavo. pp. (1) lxxii, 302, (2) xii, 357. Title page printed in red and black. Quarter crimson morocco, title in gilt on spine, ‘Clery & Co., Ltd.’ in gilt at heel. A very good set.
Standish Hayes O’Grady (1832-) antiquarian and engineer was born at Erinagh House, Castleconnell, County Limerick, the son of Admiral Hayes O’Grady. He was a cousin of the writer Standish James O’Grady, with whom he is sometimes confused. As a child, he learnt Irish from the native speakers of his locality. Educated at Rugby School and Trinity College Dublin. Although qualified as a civil engineer, he is best remembered for ‘Silva Gadelica’ (1892), a collection of tales from ancient Irish manuscripts. He was a friend of antiquaries John O’Donovan and Eugene O’Curry.


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