Towards a Bibliography of Books relating to Cashel and by Cashel People

Compiled for Feile Fidelma Literary Weekend in Cashel, September 2017

by Peter Berresford Ellis & Seamus J. King

Sanas Cormac compiled by Cormac Ua Cuilennain, King-Bishop of Cashel in the 10th Century, the first known Irish ‘dictionary’.

Vision of Tnudgal written by Brother Marcus of Cashel c. 1148-1150, which is an aisling saga about a Cashel warrior who journeys to Cork and has a vision of the Otherworld. The best English version is translated by Jean-Michel Picard and Yolande de Pontfarcy, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1989.

Caithreim Cheallachain Chaisil (The Battle-History of Ceallachain of Cashel) which was translated into English and published by Professor Alexander Bugge, University of Christiana, Det Norske Historishe Kilderkritford, 1905. It was written about AD 1127-1138 and Cellachán Caisil mac Buadacháin (died 954) was the Eóghanacht King who drove the Vikings out of Munster long before Brian Boru did his ‘thing’ at Clontarf).

Leabhar Muimhneach (Book of Munster) ed. Tadhg Ó Donnchadha, Irish Manuscript Commission, Dublin, 1940.

An Ecclesiastical History of Ireland in 4 Volumes by Rev. John Lanigan, D.D. (Dublin 1822)

Forgotten by History: the life and times of John Lanigan, Priest, Professor and Historian by J. Feehan in Tipperary Historical Journal (2005), pp. 43-60.

Historical and Legendary Recollections of the Rock of Cashel by M. St. John Neville (Dublin 1873)

Cashel of the Kings by J. Davis White (Cashel 1876)

A Guide to the Rock of Cashel by J. Davis White (Cashel 1888)

Abstracts from the ancient records of the corporation of Cashel by T. Laffan (JRSAI, 1904)

The Storming of the Rock of Cashel by Lord Inchiquin in 1647 by Rev. St. John D. Seymour (English Historical Review, pp. 373-381, 1917)

Illustrated Guide to Rock and Ruins of Cashel by A Finn (Clonmel 1920)

Cashel of the Kings by L. M. McCraith (Clonmel 1920)

Royal and Saintly Cashel by A Finn (CTS 1929)

The Hermit on the Rock: A Tale of Cashel by Mrs. J. Sadlier (Dublin 1921)

The Archbishops of Cashel by Rev. M. Maher (Dublin 1927).

Cashel: The City of the Kings: Official Guide (Cashel 1930?)

The Singing-Men at Cashel by Austin Clarke (London 1936)

The Sack of Cashel, 1647 by John A. Murphy Cork Historical & Archaeological Society (lxx 1965, pp. 55-62)

Cashel and Its Abbeys by Ada St. L. Hunt (Dublin 1960)

Cashel of The Kings: A History of the Ancient Capital of Munster from the date of its foundation until the present day, Rev. John Gleeson 1927 (reprint De Burca, Dublin, 2001).

Irish Kings and High-Kings, Francis John Byrne, B.T. Batsford, London, 1973. (section on Cashel is still standard reading)

St. Patrick's Rock by Rev. A. O'Donnell (Cashel 1961)

The Rock of Cashel by K. McGowan (Dublin 1973)

Historical & Pictorial Cashel by Tom Wood (Cashel n.d.)

Cormac's Chapel Cashel by A. Hill (Cork 1874)

Gleanings from Irish History, W.F. Butler, Longman, Green & Co, London, 1925

A History of Medieval Ireland, Edmund Curtis, Maunsel and Roberts, Dublin 1923 (still a good standard)

Early Medieval Munster: Archaeology, History and Society, ed, Michael A. Monk and John Sheen, Cork University Press, 1988.

Armagh and the Royal Centres in Early Medieval Ireland, N.B. Aitchinson, Cruithne Press & Boydell and Brewer, Suffolk, 1994

The Golden Vale of Ivowen: Land and people in the valley of the Suir, Co. Tipperary, Col. Eoghan O’Neill, Dublin, 2001.

Royal and Saintly Cashel, Andrew Finn, Dublin 1929

Cashel and its ancient Corporation by A Finn (Dublin 1930)

A Martyred Archbishop of Cashel: Dr. Dermot O'Hurley (1519-1584) by Rev. Seósamh Ó Murthuile, S.J. (Dublin 1935)

Dermot of Cashel: Dermot O'Hurley, Archbishop of Cashel by Michael O'Halloran (Dublin 1948)

St. Patrick's Rock, Cashel, Co. Tipperary: Official Handbook by H. G. Leask (Dublin 1950?)

Vincent O'Brien: A Long Way from Tipperary by Tim Fitzgeorge-Parker (London 1974). Sporting Prints Series.

Times to Cherish, Cashel and Rosegreen Parish History 1795-1995, Bernie Moloney, Cashel, 1994

Rock of Cashel, Karmac Publications, 1992

Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801-1922, Edited by B. M. Walker (Dublin 1978)

Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1918-1992, edited by B. M. Walker (Dublin 1992)

More Irish Country Towns, Edited by A. Simms & J.H. Andrews (chapter on Cashel by T O'Keeffe, pp. 156-167), (Dublin 1995

Our People are on the Rock: Gravestone Inscriptions from St. Patrick's Rock, Cashel, St. Dominic's Abbey, St. Mary's Abbey, Hore Abbey compiled by Tom Wood and Cecile Huftier (Cashel ?)

John Davis White's Sixty Years in Cashel by D. G. Marnane in Tipperary Historical Journal (2001) pp. 57-82, (2002) pp. 199-226, (2003) pp. 121-140, (2004) pp. 169-206.

Archbishop Charles Agar: Churchmanship and Politics in Ireland, 1760-1810 by A.P.W. Malcomson (Dublin 2002).

Rock of Cashel, Conleth Manning, Heritage Service, 2008

The Rock of Cashel, Annual Report of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, Dublin 1908.

Sister Fidelma’s Cashel: The Early Kings of Munster and their capital, Peter Tremayne, International Sister Fidelma Society, 2008 …!!!!

Cashel King Cormacs 1974: Celebration of a Great Year, (Cashel 1974)

Dublin Historical Record Vol. XXIX, No. 4 (Dublin 1975) (Includes an article on a visit to the Rock of Cashel by the Old Dublin Society).

Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review (Dublin, Winter 1975) (Includes an article on the Wall Paintings in Cormac's Chapel at Cashel by Mary McGrath).

A History of Handball in Cashel by Albert Carrie, (Cashel 1982)

G.A.A. History of Cashel & Rosegreen 1884-1984 by Seamus J. King (Cashel 1985).

A Tale of Two Cathedrals by Rev. Barbara Fryday (Cashel n.d.)

Vincent O'Brien: The Master of Ballydoyle by Raymond Smith (London 1990)

A Workhouse Story: A History of St. Patrick's Hospital, Cashel 1842-1992 by Eamonn Lonergan (Clonmel 1992)

Cashel & Emly Heritage by Walter G. Skehan (Holycross 1993)

The Quatercentenary of the Death of King Donal IX MacCarthy Mór 1596-1996 (Cashel 1996)

Love and Growth: Poems by Tom Leamy (Cashel 1997)

The Hurling & Football Heroes of Cashel King Cormacs 1974 by Seamus J. King (Cashel 1999).

The Cistercian Abbeys of Tipperary by Colmcille Ó Conbhuidhe, OCSO (Dublin 1999). (This work includes a chapter on Hore Abbey, Cashel.)

Cashel Memories by Francis Phillips compiled and edited by Martin O'Dwyer (Bob), (Cashel 2000)

A Brief History of the Sisters of Mercy in St. Patrick's Hospital, Cashel by Eamonn Lonergan (Cashel 2001)

My Favourite Haunt: The Collected Poetry of Michael Luke Phillips compiled by Thomas Wood & Marjorie Noonan (Cashel 2003)

Land and Settlement: A History of West Tipperary to 1660 by Denis G. Marnane (Tipperary 2003).

My Silent Voice by Sally O'Dwyer Bob (Cashel 2004)

Sacred Breath by Sally O'Dwyer Bob (Cashel 2005)

Cashel King Cormacs, County Junior Hurling Champions 1953, Golden Jubilee Celebrations by Seamus J. King (Cashel 2004)

Cashel King Cormacs G.A.A. History 1985-2005 by Seamus J. King (Cashel 2006).

The Ballad Collection of John Davis White by Denis G. Marnane (Tipperary Historical Journal, 2005)

Ireland & Europe in the Twelfth Century: Reform and Renewal edited by Damian Bracken & Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel (Dublin 2006)

Cashel: History & Guide by Denis G. Marnane (Dublin 2007)

Bolton Library County Tipperary: Heritage Conservation Plan by the Heritage Council 2007

Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly: Pobal Ailbhe by Christy O'Dwyer (Editions du Signe 2008)

27 Main Street by Tom Wood (Listowel 2010)

Destination Cashel: 100 Things to See & Do in County Tipperary. Compiled by Catherine Stapleton (Cashel 2011)

The Pauper Priest – The Story of Fr. John Barry (first published 1890, republished by Martin O'Dwyer Bob (Cashel 2011)

Irish Gothic Architecture: Construction, Decay and Reinvention edited by Roger Stalley (Dublin 2012) Includes a couple of important chapters on the architecture and construction of the buildings on the Rock of Cashel.

My Life & Times in Cashel by Seán Ó Duibhir (Cashel 2012)

Cashel Rugby Football Club 1919-2012 by Seamus J. King (Cashel 2013)

The First 100: Talks on Tipperary's History by Denis G. Marnane (Tipperary 2013)

Archbishop Miler Magrath: The Enigma of Cashel by Patrick J. Ryan (Roscrea 2014).

Gift of Memory: Thoughts & Reminisences by Marjorie Noonan (Cashel n.d.)

The Many Faces of Cashel Vol. 1 by Mark Fitzell (Cashel 2016)

Views to Amuse by Joanie Browne (Lettertec 2016)

Yesteryears: A Photographic Trip Down Memory Lane in Tipperary (Tipperary Star 2017)

Freeborn 100: The Freeborn Exchange Celebrating Ireland 2016 at Cashel Arts Festival (London 2017)

The Many Faces of Cashel Vol. 2 by Mark Fitzell (Cashel 2017)

Cashel, Rhymes and Bygone Times by Joanie Browne (Lettertec 2017)