Cunningham, Bernadette

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Kearney, John (Ó Cearnaigh, Seán)

Kearney, John (Ó Cearnaigh, Seán) (c.1545–c.1587), translator, author of the first book in the Irish language to be printed in Ireland, was a native of Leyney, Co. Sligo. Details of his family background and early education are unknown, but he probably received…

Keating, Geoffrey (Céitinn, Seathrún)

Keating, Geoffrey (Céitinn, Seathrún) (c.1580–1644), historian and catholic priest, was born in south Co. Tipperary, his approximate date of birth being surmised on the basis of his active working life. He may have been the third of seven sons of James fitz Edmund Keating…

King, Murtagh (Ó Cionga, Muircheartach)

King, Murtagh (Ó Cionga, Muircheartach) (c.1562–c.1639), translator of the Old Testament into Irish, was a member of a learned family of scribes and poets in the Irish midlands. The Ó Cionga family were traditionally associated with Fox's Country, in the barony…

O'Brien, Barnabas (Bryan, Barnaby)

O'Brien, Barnabas (Bryan, Barnaby) (c.1590–1657), 6th earl of Thomond and MP, was the younger son of Donough O'Brien (qv), 4th earl of Thomond, and his second wife, Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of…

O'Brien, Conor

O'Brien, Conor (1535–81), 3rd earl of Thomond , was the eldest of three sons of Donough O'Brien (c.1515–1553), 2nd earl of Thomond, and Ellen (Helen; d. 2 July 1597), youngest daughter of Piers Butler (qv), 8th earl…

O'Brien, Donough

O'Brien, Donough (d. 1624), 4th earl of Thomond , nobleman and president of Munster, was the eldest son of Conor O'Brien (qv), 3rd earl of Thomond, and his second wife, Úna, daughter of Turlough O'Brien Arra (known as Mac I Brien Arra). His…

O'Brien, Henry

This is a co-subject for the entry on O'Brien, Barnabas (Bryan, Barnaby). View the original entry.

Ó Cléirigh, Mícheál (O'Clery, Michael)

Ó Cléirigh, Mícheál (O'Clery, Michael) (c.1590–1643), OFM, historian and scribe, chief of the ‘four masters’, was born into the learned family of Ó Cléirigh in Co. Donegal, fourth son of Donnchadh (son of Uilliam son of Tuathail) Ó Cléirigh and his wife Honora Ultach (Onora Ó…

Ó Duibhgeannáin, Cú Choigcríche

Ó Duibhgeannáin, Cú Choigcríche (O'Duigenan, Peregrine) (fl. 1630–41), chronicler and scribe, one of the compilers of the Annals of the Four Masters, was son of Tuathal Buidhe Ó Duibhgeannáin, of Castlefore, Co. Leitrim; nothing is known of his mother. In the late medieval…