Edward MacLysaght

















































Edward MacLysaght 1887-1986

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Born at sea. He was brought up in Clare. He worked as a farmer, a journalist and with the Irish Manuscripts Commission. He was Keeper of Manuscripts at The National Library, Chief Herald and Genealogical Officer and also a senator during his long life. He is best known as a genealogist. His works include three volumes on Irish Families: Their Names, Arms and Origins, Guide to Irish Surnames, Irish Life in the Seventeenth Century, an autobiography and several novels. He is buried in County Clare.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book