Edward O'Reilly

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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O'Reilly, Edward, author of an Irish-English Dictionary (Dublin, 1817); A Chronological Account of nearly Four Hundred Irish Writers (Dublin, 1820), and other works relating to Ireland, was for some time Assistant-Secretary to the Iberno-Celtic Society. O'Curry, in his Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, points out many inaccuracies in his writings. He deserves a much fuller notice than it is possible to construct out of the information that can be discovered concerning him. He was latterly engaged at a miserably low rate of remuneration in the historical department of the Irish Ordnance Survey, and died in 1829. A new edition of his Dictionary, with a supplement compiled by John O'Donovan, was published in Dublin in 1864.

Sources

190a. Irish Quarterly Review (1861). Dublin, 1851-'9.

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