Writing Irish History

A short Irish Times news report notes the re-uniting of some of the surviving manuscripts of the Annals of the Four Masters, compiled by four friars, chiefly by Franciscan scholar Micheál Ó Cléirigh, in the early 1600s – a time of political upheaval. The exhibition at Trinty College Dublin is open to the public from today 9th October to 21st December and is part of the Louvian 400 programme. Digitised images of the manuscripts are online. As are the translated texts [especially for those young-Earthers? – Ed]. And there’s a short RTÉ news report available too [RealPlayer file]