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The tour of the French traveller M. de La Boullaye Le Gouz in Ireland, A.D. 1644
Author: François de La Boullaye de la Gouz
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File DescriptionThomas Crofton Croker
translated by Thomas Crofton Croker
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This work is an abridged translation of portions of Les voyages et observations du sieur de la Boullaye Le Gouz ..., published at Paris in 1653 and 1657. On the title page, three collaborators are named: Thomas Wright esq., who held a B.A. from Trinity College Cambridge, the Rev. Francis Mahony, and James Roche esq. from Cork. They contributed footnotes and appendix material marked with their initials.
Literature mentioned by the editor and his contributors
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Selected further reading
- 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.]
- William Lithgow, Rare adventures and painful peregrinations of long nineteen years travayles (1632). Reprint, edited with an introduction by Gilbert Phelps (London: The Folio Society 1974).
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- The Memoirs of Anne Fanshawe, edited by Herbert C. Fanshawe (London: Bodley Head 1907).
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- Thomas Dinely, Observations on a Tour through the Kingdom of Ireland in 1681 (Dublin 1858, reprinted in Kilkenny Archaeological Society's Journal, Second Series, 4 (185657) 14346, 17088; 5 (185859) 2232, 5556; 7 (186263) 3852, 103109, 32038; 8 (186466) 4048, 26890; 42546; 9 (1867) 7391, 176204).
- Edmund Curtis and R. B. McDowell (eds), Orders made and established by the lords [...] at Kilkenny [...] 24th October 1642, in: Irish Historical Documents 11721922, 14858. (Available online at CELT.)
- Roderic O'Flaherty, A chorographical description of West or h-Iar Connaught, written A.D. 1684; ed. J. Hardiman (Dublin 1846).
- Constantia Maxwell, The stranger in Ireland: from the reign of Elizabeth to the Great Famine (London 1954).
- 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.
- Jane H. Ohlmeyer (ed.), Ireland from independence to occupation 16411660 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1995).
- John McVeagh (ed.), Irish Travel Writing. A Bibliography (Dublin 1996).
- Micheál Ó Siochrú, Confederate Ireland 16421649: a constitutional and political analysis. (Dublin 1998).
- C. J. Woods, Travellers' accounts as source material for Irish historians (Dublin 2009).
The edition used in the digital edition
- 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. François de La Boullaye de la Gouz Thomas Crofton Croker (ed), First edition [viii + 139 pages] T. and W. Boone, New Bond Street London (1837)
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