George Petrie
 

 

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George Petrie 1789-1866

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Born in Dublin. He was an archaeologist, musician, illustrator and water-colourist. His archaeological work with the Ordnance Survey brought together O’Donovan, O’Curry and Mangan. His works include The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland: An Essay On the Origins and Uses of the Round Towers of Ireland, On the History and Antiquities of Tara Hill and The Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland, which contains 147 airs including The Derry Air. He is credited with ensuring treasures like The Annals of the Four Masters, the Cross of Cong, the Ardagh Chalice and the Tara Brooch are preserved in Irish museums. He is buried in Dublin.

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