Eugene O'Curry
 

 

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Eugene O’Curry 1794-1862

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Born near Carrigaholt, County Clare. He worked in the Ordnance Survey with John O’Donovan who was his brother-in-law. He became Professor of Irish Language and Irish Archaeology at the Catholic University. His works include On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish and Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History. He also travelled with George Petrie to the Aran Islands to collect Irish airs and words. Before his death he was working on translating the Ancient Laws of Ireland along with O’Donovan. He died in poverty and was buried in Dublin.

 

 

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