John Kearney [Rev.]
?1542-?1587 [John Kearney; Sean Ó Cearnaidh, var. ?-?1600], b.
Leyney, Co. Sligo; Irish Protestant divine; ed. Magdalene College, Cambridge,
BA 1565; holy orders; treasurer of St Patricks Cathedral, 1570;
issued Aibidil Gaoidheilge & Caiticiosma [A Gaelic Alphabet
and Catechism] (2nd edn. 1571), being the earliest book in Irish printed
in Ireland, using type financed by Elizabeth I; his translation of New
Testament not extant. ODNB
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Brian Ó Cuiv, ed., Aibidil Gaoidheilge & Caiticiosma
[A Gaelic Alphabet and Catechism] (1994), facs. edn. with modern
Brian Ó Cuiv, ed., Aibidil Gaoidheilge & Caiticiosma, Seaán
Ó Cearnaighs Irish Primer of Religion published in 1571 (DIAS
1994), 256pp.; original 56 small pages with Gaelic chars. supplementing
roman ones, including an italic a; epistle to reader; orthographic explanations;
creed, ten commantments; duties to God and neighbour; Our Father; other
prayers, and articles of faith with scriptural quotations; pages here
set against careful transcription in mod. roman type; with folded broadside
poem in pocket by Pilip Ó hUiginn (Tuar feirge foighide Dhé).
[See Books Ireland, Dec. 1994, p.330].