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A Visit to Lecale, in the County of Down, in the year 16023
Author: Sir Josias Bodley
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File DescriptionWilliam Reeves
translated by William Reeves Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber
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2. Second draft, revised and corrected.
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- Descriptio Itineris ad Lecaliam in Ultonia: British Library, Add. MS. 4784, folio. 87.
- Descriptio Itineris ad Lecaliam in Ultonia: Oxford, Bodleian Library, Tanner MS. 444.
- Descriptio Itineris capitani Iosiae Bodleij Lecaliam in Ultonia: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS don b 8 (Personal miscellany of Sir William Haward), pp 140155.
- Descriptio Itineris ad Lecaliam in Ultonia: Transcript of British Library Add. MS. 4784, Trinity College, Dublin, MS. 734.
- William Reeves, A Visit to Lecale, in the County of Down, in the year 160203 (English translation of Latin text from TCD Library copy of BL Add. MS. 4784), Ulster Journal of Archaeology 1854, vol. ii, 73-99.
Further reading: A selection
- J. J. N. McGurk, 'Bodley, Sir Josias (c. 15501617)', Sept 2004, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Edmund Hogan (ed.), The description of Ireland & the state thereof as it is at this present in anno 1598. (Dublin 1878).
- Anthony M. Wilson, 'A visit to Lecale by Josias Bodley in 1602', Lecale Miscellany 13 (1995) 1827.
- 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. (Available at CELT).
- 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). (Available at CELT) [=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; reprinted again in In: C. L. Falkiner (ed.), Illustrations of Irish history and topography, mainly of the seventeenth century. (London, New York, Bombay 1904) 409426. (Available at CELT).
- 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).
- Anthony à Wood, Athenae oxonienses: an exact history of all the writers and bishops who have had their education in the University of Oxford. To which are added the Fasti, or Annals of the said University. London: 18131820, 4 vols. (vol. 2 covers 15001640).
- 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.
- William Reeves, Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Down, Connor and Dromore (Dublin 1847).
- King James I of England, A Counterblaste to Tobacco, (first published London 1604.) ed. by Edward Arber (London 1869). (A digital copy is available at htp://www.la.utexas.edu/research/poltheory/james/blaste/index.html.
- Agnes Strickland, Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman conquest ... A new edition, revised and greatly augmented. London: Colburn & Co., 1851 iv. p. 709.
- P. W. Joyce, A Social History of Ancient Ireland (New York, London, and Bombay 1903). 2 volumes.
- 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.)
- Constantia Maxwell, The stranger in Ireland: from the reign of Elizabeth to the Great Famine (London 1954).
- 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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Language: [EN] The editor has modernized Fynes Moryson's Elizabethan idiom.
Language: [GA] A few words are in Irish.
Language: [FR] A word is in French.
Language: [LA] A few words in Latin are retained.