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Tadhg Gaelach O Suilleabhain's Pious Miscellany: editions of the Munster bestseller of the early nineteenth century

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A selection of 25 Irish poems, first printed at Clonmel in 1802, became a bestseller with several different booksellers in Cork issuing competing editions, especially during the 1820s and 1830s. Usually known as Tadhg Gaelach's Pious Miscellany, it sold more copies than any other literary work in Irish, so that the bookseller Seán Ó Dálaigh could call it in 1848 ‘work at the present day in the hands of almost every peasant in Munster’. Its success faded out along with much of Irish provincial...

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10.3318/PRIAC.2014.114.11

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Wadham College
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Publisher:
Royal Irish Academy Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy: Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature Journal website
Volume:
116C
Pages:
235-293
Publication date:
2014-08-31
Acceptance date:
2014-06-04
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0035-8991
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pubs:612702
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uri:9a346cf2-dc5f-4db0-9b69-4f6fee2d1d48
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9a346cf2-dc5f-4db0-9b69-4f6fee2d1d48
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