Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: T100073
The Manners and Customs of Ireland
Author: Fynes Moryson
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- Oxford, Corpus Christi College Library, MS 94.
- Fynes Moryson, A History of Ireland from the year 1599 to 1603: with a short narration of the state of the kingdom from the year 1169; to which is added a description of Ireland. 2 vols. Dublin 1735. [A reprint of part 2 and 3, Book 3, chapter 5 of the Itinerary.]
- Henry Morley (ed.), Ireland under Elizabeth and James the First, described by Edmund Spenser, by Sir John Davies, ... and by Fynes Moryson, Carisbrooke Library Series 10, London and New York 1890.
- Charles Hughes, Shakespeare's Europe. Unpublished Chapters of Fynes Moryson's Itinerary: being a Survey of the Condition of Europe at the end of the Sixteenth Century. With an Introduction and an Account of Fynes Moryson's Career. London: Sherratt & Hughes 1903 [for chapters on Ireland see especially pp 185260; 285289; 481486].
- Fynes Moryson, An itinerary, containing his ten yeeres travell through the twelve dominions of Germany, Bohmerland, Sweitzerland, Netherland, Denmarke, Poland, Italy, Turky, France, England, Scotland & Ireland. 4 vols. Printed at the University Press by Robert Maclehose & Company Ltd. for James Maclehose and Sons, Publishers to the University of Glasgow, 19071908. [Reprint of 1617 edition.]
- Graham Kew (ed.), The Irish sections of Fynes Moryson's unpublished itinerary, Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission 1998 [first published in Analecta Hibernica 37 (1995/1996) 1137].
- Internet resources at www.archive.org. An electronic text containing an English translation of Fynes Moryson's Itinerary has been made available by the University of Toronto Centre for Classical and Renaissance Literature.
Further readig: A selection
- Edward Campion, A historie of Ireland (London 1571; facsimile, ed. M. Hamner, reprinted 1971).
- Richard Stanihurst, A Treatise containing a Plain and Perfect Description of Ireland (London 1577).
- Barnaby Rich, New Description of Ireland, London 1610.
- William Camden, Britannia [in Latin] (London 1610). The first translation into English by Philemon Holland was published in 1610. (A full critical edition in Latin and English is available at http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/cambrit/). A second edition, translated into English, with additions and improvements was published by Dr Edmund Gibson 1722.
- John Dymmok, 'A treatice of Ireland. Edited by Richard Butler', Tracts relating to Ireland 2, 190, Irish Archaeological Society (Dublin 1843).
- Luke Gernon, 'A discourse of Ireland, anno 1620'. In: C. L. Falkiner (ed.), Illustrations of Irish history and topography, mainly of the seventeenth century. (London, New York, Bombay 1904) 345362.
- William Lithgow, The totall discourse of the rare adventures & painefull peregrinations of long nineteene years travayles from Scotland to the most famous Kingdomes in Europe, Asia and Affrica. Glasgow, 1906.
- William Lithgow, Rare adventures and painful peregrinations of long nineteen years travayles (1632). Reprint, edited with an introduction by Gilbert Phelps. (London 1974).
- Thomas Crofton Croker (ed.), The tour of the French traveller M. de La Boullaye Le Gouz in Ireland, A.D. 1644, ed. by T. Crofton Croker, with notes, and illustrative extracts, contributed by James Roche, Francis Mahony, Thomas Wright, and the editor. (London 1837). [=A translation of portions of "Les voyages et observations du sieur de la Boullaye Le Gouz ..." Paris, 1653.]
- Albert Jouvin, de Rochefort, Description of Ireland after the Restoration. [This is an extract from vol. vi, pp 472493 of Albert Jouvin, de Rochefort, Le Voyageur d'Europe: où sont les Voyages de France, d'Italie et de Maltre, ... Paris 1672.] The English translation is taken from Francis Grose and Thomas Astle (eds.), Antiquarian Repertory: A Miscellaneous Assemblage of Topography, History, Biography, Customs, and Manners (1775?)1779; reprinted London 18071809 for Edward Jeffery.
- Thomas Dinely, Observations on a tour through the kingdom of Ireland in 1681. Dublin 1858. Reprinted by E. P. Shirley (ed.) as 'Observations in a voyage through the kingdom of Ireland, 1680', Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society, new ser., 1 (18561857), 143146, 170188; new ser., 2 (18581859), 2232, 5556; new ser., 4 (18621863), 3852, 103109, 320338; new ser., 5 (18641866), 4048, 268290, 425446; new ser., 6 (1867), 7391, 176204.
- Roderic O'Flaherty, A chorographical description of West or h-Iar Connaught, written A.D. 1684; ed. J. Hardiman. Dublin 1846.
- Charles Smith, The ancient and present state of the county and city of Cork: Containing a natural, civil, ecclesiastical, historical, and topographical description thereof. Dublin: printed for W. Wilson, 1774. Reprinted by the Cork Historical and Archæological Society, with the addition of numerous original notes, etc., from the mss. of the late Thomas Crofton Croker, F.S.A., and Richard Caulfield, LL.D. Edited by Robert Day and W.A. Copinger. Cork: Guy & Co., 18931894.
- Charles Smith, The ancient and present state of the county and city of Waterford: containing a natural, civil, ecclesiastical, historical and topographical description thereof. Dublin: Printed for W. Wilson 1773; 1774.
- Charles Smith, The ancient and present state of the county of Kerry. Containing a natural, civil, ecclesiastical, historical and topographical description thereof. Dublin 1774. Reprinted Dublin/Cork: Mercier Press 1979.
- Walter Harris, The antient and present state of the County of Down. Containing a chorographical description, with the natural and civil history of the same ... With a survey of the new canal; as also, a new and correct map of the County. Dublin, Printed by A. Reilly, for Edward Exshaw 1744. Reprinted Ballinahinch 1979.
- P. W. Joyce, A Social History of Ancient Ireland (New York, London, and Bombay: Longmans, Green, & Company. 1903. 2 volumes.
- P. W. Joyce, The origin and history of Irish names of places. [Facs. of the original edition in 3 volumes published 18691913.] With a new introductory essay on P.W. Joyce by Mainchín Seoighe. Dublin: Éamonn de Búrca for Edmund Burke 1995.
- Richard Bagwell, Ireland under the Tudors: with a succinct account of the earlier history. 3 vols. (London 18851890). (A digital copy is available at www.archive.org.)
- J. C. Whitebrook, Fynes Moryson, Giordano Bruno and William Shakespeare, Notes and Queries 171 (1936) 255260.
- Gilbert Waterhouse, Fynes Moryson: traveller, Bulletin, Irish Committee of Historical Sciences, 36 (1945).
- Constantia Maxwell, The stranger in Ireland: from the reign of Elizabeth to the Great Famine (London 1954).
- F. Walsham, Fynes Moryson and four indentures, Lincolnshire Historian 2:2 (1955) 1823.
- L. W. Kenny, Contemporary sources for Essex's lieutenancy in Ireland, 1599, Irish Historical Studies 11:41 (1958/1959) 817.
- Kemp Malone, 'Bonnyclabber', Celtica 5 (1960) 142.
- John McVeagh (ed.), Irish Travel Writing. A Bibliography. (Dublin 1996).
- Hiram Morgan, The Battle of Kinsale (Bray 2004).
- C. J. Woods, Travellers' accounts as source material for Irish historians (Dublin 2009).
The edition used in the digital edition
- Illustrations of Irish History and Topography, mainly of the seventeenth century. C. Litton Falkiner (ed), First edition [xvii + 426 pages] Longmans Green, and Co.London, New York, Bombay (1904)
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Created: Tanslation by Charles Hughes and C. Litton Falkiner (see above)
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Language: [EN] The translation is in English.
Language: [GA] A few words are in Irish.
Language: [LA] A few words are in Latin.