Simms, Katharine

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Lynegar, Charles (Ó Luinín, Cormac)

Lynegar, Charles (Ó Luinín, Cormac) (  fl. 1708–1731), scribe, genealogist, and ‘professor’ of Irish at TCD, was known to some of his Irish-speaking acquaintances in Dublin as Cathal, the more usual Gaelic name to be translated…

Mac Firbhisigh, Giolla Íosa Mór

Mac Firbhisigh, Giolla Íosa Mór (fl. c.1392–c.1417), historian and poet, was a hereditary ollamh or master of bardic learning in the west Sligo territory of Tír Fhiachrach, ruled throughout the middle ages by the O'Dowda (Ó Dubhda) chieftains. The head of…