Edmund [S. J.] Hogan

Life
1831-1917 [Edmund Ignatius Hogan]; b. Cork, 25 Jan.; joined Society of Jesus and ed. Jesuit college, Rome; Prof of Irish lang. and hist. UCD and Todd Prof. Celtic, RIA; issued Distinguished Irishmen of the 16th Century (1894); Irish Phrase Book (1899); Onomasticon Goedelicum: An Index to Irish Names of Places and Tribes (1910), which remains the standard work on Irish placenames, largley based on John O’Donovan’s researches; also, an account of The Irish Wolfhound ([Dublin] 1897); ed., anon., A Description of Ireland in 1598 (Dublin 1876);

also ed. The Lives of St. Patrick by Tirechán (Collectanea) and by Muirchú Maccu Machtheni, formerly in Würzburg, and latterly kept as MS No. 64 in Royal Library of Brussels, in Analecta Bollandiana (1881), I, p.531, one of two extant versions, the other being in the Book of Armagh; suffered painful ocular complaint; assisted Whitley Stokes with Tripartite Life (acknowl.); he edited Charles O’Kelly’s Macariae Excidium as Jacobite Wars in Ireland (1894, 1902) with Count Plunkett; d. 26 Nov.; an obituary appeared in Studies (Dec. 1917); IF DIB DIW

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Works
Chronological list of the Irish members of the Society of Jesus, 1550-1814 [q.d.]; Onomasticon Goedelicum (Dublin: Hodges Figgis; London: Williams and [other] 1910) [see details], & Do. [rep. edn.] (Dublin: Four Courts Press 1993), 712pp. [index (in itals), with identifications &c.]. Also, The Irish Phrasebook, ill. the various meanings and uses of verbs and prepositions combined, by Rev. Edmund Hogan, SJ MRIA, Celtic Examiner RUI and RIA, Todd Professor of Celtic Languages. (Sealy Bryer & Walker n.d.)

Bibliographical details
Onomasticon Goedelicum locorum et tribuum hiberniae et scotiae, an index with identifications [of] Gaelic names of placs and tribes (Dublin: Hodges Figgis; London: Williams and [other] 1910), Pref. vii-ix; list of MSS and printed sources and abbrev. xi-xiv; further adds. [addenda & corrigenda], xv-xvi; Text 696pp. in double columns. E.g. p.1, ab [examples]; abh [do.]; abha [do.]; abhann and all cognates, thus a. cailicín, stream flowing through townland of Kilmmon, Co. Clare, dividing Sliabh Eilbhe from Blake’s mts., Ods [Ordnance Survey pamp] 720.’ NOTE two letters from Hogan on the ‘Palaeography controversy’ appear in Gaelic Journal, Vol 2 [Leabr. 2] (1882-83), pp.225-26.

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Commentary
Paul Walsh, S.J., Irish Men of Learning (1947), p.88, ‘Father Edmund Hogan SJ in his Onomasticon Goidelicum [sic], 479a-480b, was the first to point out the correct declension of the Irish word for Lecken, or Lecan, par. of Kilgass, b. Tireragh, Co. Sligo ... &c.’

F. X. Martin, ‘So Manie in The Very Prime and spring of their youth, manie of them heirs of the land’: The Friars of the Irish Capuchin Mission in Northern France and the Low Countries 1591-1641’, in Barbara Hayley & Christopher Murray, eds., Ireland and France, A Bountiful Friendship, Essays in Honour of Patrick Rafroidi (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1992), pp.7-16, cites Hogan, ed., Henry Fitzsimon, Flowers of Comfort (Dublin 1881), in which the author, who was guardian of the Irish College, Douai, ‘entreat[s] your Paternity [the Pope] also to arrange that part of the money collected by F. Archer, all through Ireland, shall be given to the Irish College at Douay, where we have the flower of our students.’ Also listed in bibl.: E. Hogan, Distinguished Irishmen of the Seventeenth Century (London 1894); Hogan, ed., [anon.,] Description of Ireland, 1598 (Dublin 1878).

Cathy Swift, ‘John O’Donovan and the Framing of early Medieval Ireland in the Nineteenth Century’, in Bullán, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1994), pp.91-102: ‘At first sight, the dept to O’Donovan and his work is not evident to the casual user of Hogan’s Omomasticon Goedelicum, for Hogan does not differentiate in his referecnes between the occurrence of placenames in an early medievel text and the identifications made by later editors. [However] one finds that even where he cites editions by other scholars, the, in turn, frequently refer to O’Donovan’s work as the basis for their conclusions’ (pp.100-01.)

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References
Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction (Dublin: Maunsel 1919); b. nr. Queenstown, [Co. Cork]; a sketch by Douglas Hyde in Studies, Dec. 1917, with bibliography of nearly 40 items; Onomasticon Goedelicum, Battle of Rosanaree [Cath Ruis na Ríg na Bóinn], Todd Series Vol. IV (RIA 1892), xxxii, 281pp., demy 8o, text and trans., includes treatise n Irish Neuter Substantives; of Cuchulain cycle. Cf. DIB, b. Great Blasket [prob. err.];

British Library holds anonymous, Description of Ireland, ed. Edmund Hogan (1878).

University of Ulster Library, Morris Collection, holds [anon] The Description of Ireland, and the state thereof as it is in this present, in anno 1598 (Gill 1878)m 382pp.; The Latin Lives of the Saints, as aids towards the translation of Irish texts and production of an Irish dictionary (RIA 1894) 140p.; Onomasticon Goed[e]licum Lorcorum et Tribuum Hiberniae et Scottiae, and index, with identifications to the Gaelic names of Places and Tribes (1910); Outlines of Irish Grammar (Gaelic League, 1900).

Library of Herbert Bell, Belfast holds A Description of Ireland in 1598 (Dublin 1876); The History of the Irish Wolfdog (Dublin 1897) [2 copies].

Booksellers - Hyland Books (220; 1996) lists Distinguished Irishmen of the 16th Century [1st ser.] (1894). Cathach Books (1996/97) lists The Description of Ireland, and the State Thereof as it is at Present in the Anno 1598, now for the first time published from a MS presented in Clongowes-Wood colege, with copies, Notes and Illustrations (Dublin: Gill 1878), 382pp. [175.]

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Notes
Source-book: His edn. of Description of Ireland is an anonymous source of information for Spenser studies - viz., Gottfried, ed., Prose Works of Spenser, Variorum Ed., Vol. 10 - see Spenser > Commentary - as infra.

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