Rev. Robert Walsh

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Walsh, Robert, Rev., LL.D., M.D., was born in Waterford, about the middle of the 18th century. Having passed through Trinity College (scholar, 1794; B.A., 1796), he took orders as curate to Dean Kirwan. He assisted the Rev. J. Whitelaw in the preparation of his History of Dublin, and completed the work after Whitelaw's death. He was much interested in Irish antiquities. In 1820 he went out as chaplain to the British consulate at Constantinople, and wrote A Journey from Constantinople to England, and other works connected with the East, besides An Essay on Ancient Coins, Medals, and Gems, as Illustrating the Progress of Christianity in the Early Ages (8vo, London, 1830), and Notices of Brazil, 2 vols., 8vo. The latter part of his life he was Vicar of Finglas, near Dublin. He died about 1852. [His son, John Edward Walsh, was Master of the Rolls in Ireland, 1866 to 1869. His younger brother Edward, a physician (born in Waterford in 1756; died in Dublin, 7th February 1832) was the author of a Narrative of the Expedition to Holland in 1779, and other works.]

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