Kerry OSI Letter Books 1834-1841

mka-blog-osi-parish-of-galeyI posted a blog headed Maps of Co. Kerry 1834 & 1893  a couple of months ago.  That blog outlined in particular the historic maps available to help Kerry people researching their ancestors, to visualise the county/parish/townland in pre-Famine times.

To-day I want to bring to your attention the Ordnance Survey of Ireland letters relating to Kerry.  These are available online courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy.

mka-blog-osi-kilmaelkaderThe Ordnance Survey Letters are the surveyors' field notes, commentaries and correspondence to the Ordnance Survey headquarters in Dublin. They were written between 1834 and 1841 and exist for twenty-nine counties, excluding Cork, Antrim, and Tyrone. The Letters' collection is commonly known as O'Donovan's Ordnance Survey Letters, after the historian, John O'Donovan (1806-1861), who led the project of information collection, notation and compilation. The collection provides a unique glimpse into everyday life in many parts of Ireland in the years leading up to the Great Famine. The Letters provide the surveyors' experiences of the places they visited and their accounts of the local history, topography and antiquities of each parish. Also included are their informal reflections on the living conditions and impressions of the local people in the parishes visited.

While Kerry is lucky to have been one of the counties for which the letters survice, there are 756 pages.  These pages are not indexed which, if you are impatient like me, will drive you to distraction,  This is where our reader Owen O'Sullivan of Firies comes in.  We are grateful to Owen for his time and work in cataloguing the Kerry file so that you can quickly identify the pages that you are most interested in

Pages 1 & 2 /14 C 30/Ordnance Survey of Ireland: Letters, Kerry O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861; Petrie, George, 1790-1866 Assorted letters, notes, extracts, maps and sketches, relating to the history, antiquities and topography of Co. Kerry, with particular reference to its early churches, burial grounds, monasteries and the origins of its place names., iΙΙ. 1841, 318ρ.  Disbound, Conserved and boxed by the Delmas Conservation Bindery. Conservation funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, January 2004., 23 cm (approx),includes outsize material.  Donated by the Ordnance Survey Office, 1861. Page 22/14 C 30/2 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from 21 Great Charles Street, Dublin, concerning his recent survey of the antiquities of Co. Kerry for the Ordnance Survey, with particular reference to cells and Ogham stones found within the county. 22 September 1841, 2ρ., 23 Cn Reference is made to efforts by the Cork antiquarian John Windele to decipher Ogham writing which O'Donovan dismisses as "too manifest a humbug to merit any attention." Page 50/14 C 30/4 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, folklore and antiquities of the parish of Dysart (Dysert), Co. Kerry, with particular reference to its early church and the Origins of its place name.,14 July 1841, 2p.,24 Cm Page 56/14 C 30/5 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Listowel, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, topography and antiquities of the parishes of Galey, Lissleton, Kilconly, Kilcarha (Kilcaragh) and Kiltomy with particular reference to their place names, early churches, graveyards and the castles of Kilconly., 15-17 July 1841,4р.,24 cm Page 66/14 C 30/6 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Tralee, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Dooagh (Duagh) and Kilflin (Kilflyn) and the townland of Abbeydorney, with particular reference to their early churches, graveyards and the origins of their place names.,17-22 July 1841,3ρ.,24 Cm,  Included are transcriptions from the tombstones in the abbey at Abbeydorney. Page 74/14 O 30/7 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Ardfert and Rattass (Ratass), Co. Kerry, with particular reference to their place names, churches and castles, and Ardfert's Cathedral, round tower and Franciscan friary.  24-29 July 1841,12p.,24 cm (i-vi), (vii-xii); 25 cm (vii), ill; ink sketches of the doorway of the old church at Ratass by William FredrickWakeman.  Included are transcriptions from the tombstones found within the church of the Franciscan friary. Page 99/14 C 30/8 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, antiquities, folklore and topography of the parishes of Ballymacelligot (Ballymacelligott), Annagh, Ventry, Kilquan (Kilquane), Dunduin and Ballyseedy, Co. Kerry, with particular reference to their place names, early Churches, Castles and graveyards.,30-31 July 1841,10p.,24 Cm Page 120/14 C 30/9 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Kildrum and Kilmalkedar, with particular reference to their place names, early churches, holy Wells, castles, Cahers and the stone oratory at Gallarus.  4 August 1841,21 p.,24 cm (i-xviii), (xxi); 27 cm (xix), ill; ink sketches by William Frederick Wakeman of the south west view, the doorway, the window at the north wall and choir arch of the old church and nearby stone cell at Kilmalkedar and an ink sketches of the Oratory at Gallarus. included are references to the impact of Spanish traders, trading along the Southwest coastline of Irelandand extracts from Charles Smith's "The ancient and present state of the county of Kerry' (1756). Page 161/ 14 C 30/10 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Ballyduff, Clogaun North (Cloghane), Stradbally and Dingle, with particular reference to their early churches, holy wells, Ogham stones and the origins of their place names. 4-10 August 1841,11 p.,24 cm., ill; Ink sketches of Teampull Geal (Whitechurch) at Ballymorereeagh, also featuring an inscribed pillar stone, by William Fredrick Wakeman. Ink sketches of the Ogham Stones at Ballymorereagh and Emlagh East, by John O'Donovan. Page 184/14 C 30/11 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Caher, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities,traditions and topography of the parishes of Killiney, Caher and Kilgobban, with particular reference to their early churches, holy Wells, castles, and the origins of their place names. 10-15 August 1841,8ρ.,24 cmincluded are references to the traditions associated with Glannagalt, or Valley of the lunatics, extracts from Charles Smith's 1756 study of Kerry and a description of the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, in Caher. Page 202/14 C 30/12 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Kilgobbin, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, religious traditions topography and antiquities of the parishes of Killinaun (Killinane), Drummod (Dromod), Kilcrohan (Kilcrohane) and Glenbeagh (Glanbeigh), with particular reference to their place names, early churches, holy wells, forts, castles and abbeys.   15-23 August 1841.,17p.,24 Cm.,included are related extracts from Charles Smith's 1756 publication on Co. Kerry, and references to Daniel O'Connell's family and their association with the parish of Kilcrohane. Page 238/14 C 30/13 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Kenmare, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Kilgarvan and Tuosist, with particular reference to their early churches, holy wells, burial grounds and the origins of their place names. 23 August 1841,5р.24 Cm Page 250/14 C 30114 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Kenmare, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Kilcaskin (Kilcaskan), Kenmare and Killaha, with particular reference to their early churches, holy Wells, burial grounds and the origins of their place names.23-28 August 1841,7p.,24 Cm Page 266/14 C 30/15 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, folklore, antiquities and topography of the parish of Kilcummin, with particular reference to its early church, forts, holy Wells and the origin of its place name. 30 August 1841,2p.,24 Cm.,Included are references to the local populace taking their cattle to drink from the holy well at Gortnagane as a means of preventing illness. Page 272/14 C 30/16 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Noghaval (Nohoval) and Kilbinaun (Kilbonane), with particular reference to their early churches, castles and the origins of their place names.   30-31 August 1841,2p.24 Cn,ill; ink sketch of an Ogham stone found within the vault of Kilbonane church. Page 278/14 C 30/17 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Kilnanane (Kilnanare), Kilcolman, Kiltallagh, and Molahiff (Molahiffe), with particular reference to their early churches, burial grounds, castles and the origins of their place names. 1 September 1841,6ρ.,24 Cm Page 292/14 C 30/18 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Kilgarrylander and Knockaun (Knockane), Co. Kerry, With particular reference to their early churches, graveyards, castles, and the Origins of their place names.6 September 1841,7ρ.,24 Cm.  Included are references to the Ogham inscriptions found in a cave at Dunloe Castle and extracts from Charles Smith's history of Kerry concerning Knockane parish. Page 307/14 O 30/19 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Killorglin, Currauns, Nohaval, Killeentierna, Brusnagh (Brosna) and Killarney, with particular reference to their place names, early churches, forts, castles and Muckross Abbey. 6-9 September 1841,10p.,24 Cmill; ink sketch of the arms of the MacCarthy More, as copied from a pillar in Muckross Abbey. Page 328/14 C 30/20 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parish of Castleisland, Co. Kerry, with particular reference to its early churches, Castle and the origins of its place name.10 September 1841,Зр.,24 Cm Page 335/14 C 30/21 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Listowel, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Knockanure and Listowel, with particular reference to their early church, burial grounds, holy wells, castles and the origins of their place name.14 July 1841,5р.,24 Cm.,included are extracts from "Pacata Hibernica' concerning Sir Charles Wilmot's taking of Listowel Castle. Page 34714 C 30/22 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Listowel and Tralee, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Killahinny (Killehenny), Kilfeighney (Kilfeighiny), Finnogue (Finuge), Kilshinnan (Kilshenane), Ballinahaglish (Ballynahaglish), Fennit (Fenit), Kilmoyly, with particular reference to its early church, graveyards, Castles, holy Wells and the origins of its place name. 15-24 July 1841,9p,.24 Cm, included are translated extracts from the "Annals of the Four Masters' and Charles Smith's history of Kerry, concerning the castle at Ballykealy. Page 367/14 C 3023 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Tralee and Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, folklore and topography of the parishes of Killoory (Kill ury), Ballyhigue (Ballyheigue), Clogherbrien, Tralee, Dunorlan, (Dunurlin), Marhin, Garfinny and Killahan, with particular reference to their churches, holy wells and the origins of their place names.,26 July-5 August 1841,39p.,24 Cm,ill; ink sketches of the window and door of the old church at Glandahalin East and the Ogham inscriptions at Ballintaggart. Included are related extracts from Charles Smith's history of Kerry. Page 447/14 C 30/24 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parish of Kinnard, with particular reference to its early churches, holy Wells, burial grounds and the origins of its place name. 5 August 1841,2ρ.,24 Cm Page 453/14 C 30/25 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parish of Clahaan South (Cloghane), Minnard (Minard), Ballanvoher (Ballinvoher) with particular reference to their early churches, burial grounds, Ogham Stones and the origins of their place name. 6-10 August 1841,6ρ.,24 Cm,ill ink sketches of the Ogham stones at Ballineesteenig and Lugnagappal. Page 467/14 C 30/26

O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Caherisiveen, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Ballinacoorty (Ballynacourty) and Killemlagh, with particular reference to their early churches, graveyards, forts, holy Wells and the origins of their place names. 10-15 August 1841,4p.,24 Cm

Pages 481 & 482/14 C 30 Ordnance Survey of Ireland: Letters, Kerry O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861; Petrie, George, 1790-1866 ASSorted letters, notes, extracts, maps and sketches, relating to the history, antiquities and topography of Co. Kerry, with particular reference to its early churches, burial grounds, monasteries and the origins of its place names.,II. 1841, 318ρ. Disbound, Conserved and boxed by the Delmas Conservation Bindery. Conservation funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, January 2004.,23 cm (approx).,Includes outsize material.,Donated by the Ordnance Survey Office, 1861. Page 487/14 O 30/27 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Caherciveen and Kenmare, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Valentia, Prior, Aghadoe and Templenoe, with particular reference to their place names, early churches, Castles, holy wells, Ballinskelligs Abbey and the ruins of innisfallen island. 15 August-6 September 1841,57p.,24 Cm.ill; ink sketches of the doorway of Aghadoe church and round castle, by William Fredrick Wakeman.included are related extracts from Charles Smith's history of Kerry, the "Annals of Innisfallen', Colgan's 'Acta Sanctorum", John Windele's published account of Kerry antiquities, and the O'Gorman manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy and a pedigree of the O'Sullivan More family. Page 603/14 C 30/28 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Aglish, Kilconeedan (Kilcredane), Dysart (Dysert), Ballycushlaan (Ballincuslane) with particular reference to their early churches, burial grounds, holy wells, castles and the origins of their place, 2-10 September 1841,11p.,24 cm,Included are related extracts from Charles Smith's history of Kerry, references tothe MacCarthy family's association with the Aglish and transcriptions from the tombstones in Kilsarkan old church. Page 632/14 C 30/30 Arthurs, N. Durnford; E. W. Stotherd, N. Letter, to Lieut. E. W. Durnford, from N. Arthurs, concerning the application of information as gathered from the Ordnance Survey letters onto the Ordnance Survey maps.28-30 September 1841,1 p.,18 Cn, included is an attached letter, from Durnford, to Capt. N. Stotherd, concerning the inclusion of sites of antiquarian interest in the Ordnance Survey maps of Kerry, and related note, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Stotherd, concerning his examination of the correspondence. Page 638/14 C 30/31 Larcom, Thomas A. Lieut. Letter, to Capt. N. Stotherd, of the Royal Engineers, from Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, in which he refers to John O'Donovan's descriptions of the antiquities of Co. Kerry, and the incorporation of said material in the Ordnance Survey maps.  24 September 1841. Page 642/14 C 30/32 Petrie, George, 1790-1866 Letters, to Lieut. Thomas Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from George Petrie, in which he describes his examination of various site of antiquarian interest, during his recent visit to Co. Kerry, including the oratory at Gallarus and the old church at Kilmakedar.20 September 1841,5р.,19 Cm.,ill; ink sketches of the west gable of Gallarus oratory. Page 652/14 C 30/33 Burton, Fredrick William) Letter, to George Petrie, head of the Topographical Section of the Ordnance Survey, from Fredrick William Burton, artist, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning his examination of the boat shapes stone houses and burial chambers in west Kerry.  18 September 1841 10p. 23 Cm.,ill; ink sketches of the doorway of an early stone house and Ogham stones in Co. Kerry.                                                                                      
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14 C 30

Ordnance Survey of Ireland: Letters, Kerry

O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861; Petrie, George, 1790-1866

Assorted letters, notes, extracts, maps and sketches, relating to the history, antiquities and topography of Co. Kerry, with particular reference to its early churches, burial grounds, monasteries and the origins of its place names.

iΙΙ. 1841, 318ρ.

Disbound, Conserved and boxed by the Delmas Conservation Bindery. Conservation funded by Atlantic  Philanthropies, January 2004. 23 cm (approx). includes outsize material. Donated by the Ordnance Survey Office, 1861.   Page 22 14 C 30/2 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from 21 Great Charles Street, Dublin, concerning his recent survey of the antiquities of Co. Kerry for the Ordnance Survey, with particular reference to cells and Ogham stones found within the county. 22 September 1841 2ρ. 23 Cn Reference is made to efforts by the Cork antiquarian John Windele to decipher Ogham writing which O'Donovan dismisses as "too manifest a humbug to merit any attention." Page 50 14 C 30/4 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, folklore and antiquities of the parish of Dysart (Dysert), Co. Kerry, with particular reference to its early church and the Origins of its place name. 14 July 1841 2p. 24 Cm Page 56 14 C 30/5 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Listowel, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, topography and antiquities of the parishes of Galey, Lissleton, Kilconly, Kilcarha (Kilcaragh) and Kiltomy with particular reference to their place names, early churches, graveyards and the castles of Kilconly. 15-17 July 1841 4р. 24 cm Page 66 14 C 30/6 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Tralee, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Dooagh (Duagh) and Kilflin (Kilflyn) and the townland of Abbeydorney, with particular reference to their early churches, graveyards and the origins of their place names. 17-22 July 1841 3ρ. 24 Cm Included are transcriptions from the tombstones in the abbey at Abbeydorney. Page 74 14 O 30/7 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Ardfert and Rattass (Ratass), Co. Kerry, with particular reference to their place names, churches and castles, and Ardfert's Cathedral, round tower and Franciscan friary. 24-29 July 1841 12p. 24 cm (i-vi), (vii-xii); 25 cm (vii) ill; ink sketches of the doorway of the old church at Ratass by William Fredrick Wakeman. Included are transcriptions from the tombstones found within the church of the Franciscan friary. Page 99 14 C 30/8 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, antiquities, folklore and topography of the parishes of Ballymacelligot (Ballymacelligott), Annagh, Ventry, Kilquan (Kilquane), Dunduin and Ballyseedy, Co. Kerry, with particular reference to their place names, early Churches, Castles and graveyards. 30-31 July 1841 10p. 24 Cm Page 120 14 C 30/9 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Kildrum and Kilmalkedar, with particular reference to their place names, early churches, holy Wells, castles, Cahers and the stone oratory at Gallarus. 4 August 1841 21 p 24 cm (i-xviii), (xxi); 27 cm (xix) ill; ink sketches by William Frederick Wakeman of the south west view, the doorway, the window at the north wall and choir arch of the old church and nearby stone cell at Kilmalkedar and an ink sketches of the Oratory at Gallarus. included are references to the impact of Spanish traders, trading along the Southwest coastline of Irelandand extracts from Charles Smith's "The ancient and present state of the county of Kerry' (1756). Page 161 14 C 30/10 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Ballyduff, Clogaun North (Cloghane), Stradbally and Dingle, with particular reference to their early churches, holy wells, Ogham stones and the origins of their place names. 4-10 August 1841 11 p. 24 cm ill; Ink sketches of Teampull Geal (Whitechurch) at Ballymorereeagh, also featuring an inscribed pillar stone, by William Fredrick Wakeman. Ink sketches of the Ogham Stones at Ballymorereagh and Emlagh East, by John O'Donovan. Page 184 14 C 30/11 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Caher, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities,traditions and topography of the parishes of Killiney, Caher and Kilgobban, with particular reference to their early churches, holy Wells, castles, and the origins of their place names. 10-15 August 1841 8ρ. 24 cm included are references to the traditions associated with Glannagalt, or Valley of the lunatics, extracts from Charles Smith's 1756 study of Kerry and a description of the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, in Caher. Page 202 14 C 30/12 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Kilgobbin, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, religious traditions topography and antiquities of the parishes of Killinaun (Killinane), Drummod (Dromod), Kilcrohan (Kilcrohane) and Glenbeagh (Glanbeigh), with particular reference to their place names, early churches, holy wells, forts, castles and abbeys. 15-23 August 1841 17p. 24 Cm included are related extracts from Charles Smith's 1756 publication on Co. Kerry, and references to Daniel O'Connell's family and their association with the parish of Kilcrohane. Page 238 14 C 30/13 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Kenmare, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Kilgarvan and Tuosist, with particular reference to their early churches, holy wells, burial grounds and the origins of their place names. 23 August 1841 5р. 24 Cm Page 250 14 C 30114 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Kenmare, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Kilcaskin (Kilcaskan), Kenmare and Killaha, with particular reference to their early churches, holy Wells, burial grounds and the origins of their place names. 23-28 August 1841 7p. 24 Cm Page 266 14 C 30/15 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, folklore, antiquities and topography of the parish of Kilcummin, with particular reference to its early church, forts, holy Wells and the origin of its place name. 30 August 1841 2p. 24 Cm Included are references to the local populace taking their cattle to drink from the holy well at Gortnagane as a means of preventing illness. Page 272 14 C 30/16 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Noghaval (Nohoval) and Kilbinaun (Kilbonane), with particular reference to their early churches, castles and the origins of their place names. 30-31 August 1841 2p. 24 Cn ill; ink sketch of an Ogham stone found within the vault of Kilbonane church. Page 278 14 C 30/17 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Kilnanane (Kilnanare), Kilcolman, Kiltallagh, and Molahiff (Molahiffe), with particular reference to their early churches, burial grounds, castles and the origins of their place names. 1 September 1841 6ρ. 24 Cm Page 292 14 C 30/18 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Kilgarrylander and Knockaun (Knockane), Co. Kerry, With particular reference to their early churches, graveyards, castles, and the Origins of their place names. 6 September 1841 7ρ. 24 Cm Included are references to the Ogham inscriptions found in a cave atDunloe Castle and extracts from Charles Smith's history of Kerry concerning Knockane parish. Page 307 14 O 30/19 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Killorglin, Currauns, Nohaval, Killeentierna, Brusnagh (Brosna) and Killarney, with particular reference to their place names, early churches, forts, castles and Muckross Abbey. 6-9 September 1841 10p. 24 Cm ill; ink sketch of the arms of the MacCarthy More, as copied from a pillar in Muckross Abbey. Page 328 14 C 30/20 O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861. Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from John O'Donovan, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parish of Castleisland, Co. Kerry, with particular reference to its early churches, Castle and the origins of its place name. 10 September 1841 Зр. 24 Cm Page 335 ap'> 14 C 30/21 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Listowel, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Knockanure and Listowel, with particular reference to their early church, burial grounds, holy wells, castles and the origins of their place name. 14 July 1841 5р. 24 Cm included are extracts from "Pacata Hibernica' concerning Sir Charles Wilmot's taking of Listowel Castle. Page 347 14 C 30/22 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Listowel and Tralee, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Killahinny (Killehenny), Kilfeighney (Kilfeighiny), Finnogue (Finuge), Kilshinnan (Kilshenane), Ballinahaglish (Ballynahaglish), Fennit (Fenit), Kilmoyly, with particular reference to its early church, graveyards, Castles, holy Wells and the origins of its place name. 15-24 July 1841 9p. 24 Cm included are translated extracts from the "Annals of the Four Masters' and Charles Smith's history of Kerry, concerning the castle at Ballykealy. Page 367 14 C 3023 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Tralee and Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, folklore and topography of the parishes of Killoory (Kill ury), Ballyhigue (Ballyheigue), Clogherbrien, Tralee, Dunorlan, (Dunurlin), Marhin, Garfinny and Killahan, with particular reference to their churches, holy wells and the origins of their place names. 26 July-5 August 1841 39p. 24 Cm ill; ink sketches of the window and door of the old church at Glandahalin East and the Ogham inscriptions at Ballintaggart. Included are related extracts from Charles Smith's history of Kerry. Page 447 14 C 30/24 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parish of Kinnard, with particular reference to its early churches, holy Wells, burial grounds and the origins of its place name. 5 August 1841 2ρ. 24 Cm Page 453 14 C 30/25 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parish of Clahaan South (Cloghane), Minnard (Minard), Ballanvoher (Ballinvoher) with particular reference to their early churches, burial grounds, Ogham Stones and the origins of their place name. 6-10 August 1841 6ρ. 24 Cm ill ink sketches of the Ogham stones at Ballineesteenig and Lugnagappal. Page 467 14 C 30/26 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Caherisiveen, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities, religious traditions and topography of the parishes of Ballinacoorty (Ballynacourty) and Killemlagh, with particular reference to their early churches, graveyards, forts, holy Wells and the origins of their place names. 10-15 August 1841 4p. 24 Cm Pages 481 & 482 14 C 30 Ordnance Survey of Ireland: Letters, Kerry O'Donovan, John, 1806-1861; Petrie, George, 1790-1866 ASSorted letters, notes, extracts, maps and sketches, relating to the history, antiquities and topography of Co. Kerry, with particular reference to its early churches, burial grounds, monasteries and the origins of its place names. II. 1841, 318ρ. Disbound, Conserved and boxed by the Delmas Conservation Bindery. Conservation funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, January 2004. 23 cm (approx). Includes outsize material. Donated by the Ordnance Survey Office, 1861. Page 487 14 O 30/27 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Caherciveen and Kenmare, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Valentia, Prior, Aghadoe and Templenoe, with particular reference to their place names, early churches, Castles, holy wells, Ballinskelligs Abbey and the ruins of innisfallen island. 15 August-6 September 1841 57p. 24 Cm ill; ink sketches of the doorway of Aghadoe church and round castle, by William Fredrick Wakeman. included are related extracts from Charles Smith's history of Kerry, the "Annals of Innisfallen', Colgan's 'Acta Sanctorum", John Windele's published account of Kerry antiquities, and the O'Gorman manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy and a pedigree of the O'Sullivan More family. Page 603 14 C 30/28 O'Conor, Thomas Letter, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Thomas O'Conor, written from Killarney, Co. Kerry, concerning the history, antiquities and topography of the parishes of Aglish, Kilconeedan (Kilcredane), Dysart (Dysert), Ballycushlaan (Ballincuslane) with particular reference to their early churches, burial grounds, holy wells, castles and the origins of their place areS. 2-10 September 1841 11p. 24 cm Included are related extracts from Charles Smith's history of Kerry, references to the MacCarthy family's association with the Aglish and transcriptions from the tombstones in Kilsarkan old church. Page 632 14 C 30/30 Arthurs, N. Durnford; E. W. Stotherd, N. Letter, to Lieut. E. W. Durnford, from N. Arthurs, concerning the application of information as gathered from the Ordnance Survey letters onto the Ordnance Survey maps. 28-30 September 1841 1 p. 18 Cn included is an attached letter, from Durnford, to Capt. N. Stotherd, concerning the inclusion of sites of antiquarian interest in the Ordnance Survey maps of Kerry, and related note, to Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from Stotherd, concerning his examination of the correspondence. Page 638 14 C 30/31 Larcom, Thomas A. Lieut. Letter, to Capt. N. Stotherd, of the Royal Engineers, from Lieut. Thomas A. Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, in which he refers to John O'Donovan's descriptions of the antiquities of Co. Kerry, and the incorporation of said material in the Ordnance Survey maps. 24 September 1841 Page 642 14 C 30/32 Petrie, George, 1790-1866 Letters, to Lieut. Thomas Larcom, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, from George Petrie, in which he describes his examination of various site of antiquarian interest, during his recent visit to Co. Kerry, including the oratory at Gallarus and the old church at Kilmakedar. 20 September 1841 5р. 19 Cn ill; ink sketches of the west gable of Gallarus oratory. Page 652 14 C 30/33 Burton, Fredrick William) Letter, to George Petrie, head of the Topographical Section of the Ordnance Survey, from Fredrick William Burton, artist, written from Dingle, Co. Kerry, concerning his examination of the boat shapes stone houses and burial chambers in west Kerry. 18 September 1841 10p. 23 Cm ill; ink sketches of the doorway of an early stone house and Ogham stones in Co. Kerry.                                                  

1 Comment

  1. Michael Dunne Michael Dunne
    February 8, 2017    

    Thank you Kay for this detailed list. Was the historian and compiler of this list a relative of Donovan the businessman and owner of the Jeanie Johnston so recently in the news?

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