James Hardiman

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Hardiman, James, a distinguished Irish writer, a lawyer, probably a native of Galway, was born about the end of the 18th century. His important work, The History of Galway, 4to., with plates, appeared in Dublin in 1820; his Irish Minstrelsy, 2 vols. 8vo., in London in 1831; Statute of Kilkenny, 4to. 1843; and in 1846 he edited O'Flaherty's West or H-Iar Connaught for the Irish Archaeological Society. He was a prominent member of the Royal Irish Academy, and was for some time sub-commissioner on the public records: he spent the latter part of his life in Galway as librarian to the Queen's College, and died in 1855, probably in November.

Sources

15. Athenaeum, The—Principally referred to under No. 233.

233. Manuscript and Special Information, and Current Periodicals.

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