A. H. Leahy
1857-?; fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge; The Courtship of Ferb,
A Romance of the Cuchulain Cycle (1902); Ancient Heroic Romances
of Ireland, 2 vols. (1906), the five lesser tains; apparently
translated from the German of Windisch into English, following prose with
prose and poetry with poetry[IF]; reviewed by J. M. Synge, who thought
it failed to capture failed to capture the linguistic quality of the originals.
The Courtship of Ferb, An Old Romance in the Book of Leinster,
trans. A. H. Leahy (London: David Nutt 1902), 101pp., ill., Caroline Watts
[Whelan Cat. 32]. Also, The Exile of the Sons of Uisneach
[trans.], anthologised in Laurence Flanagan, ed., The Darling of My
Heart (Gill & Macmillan 1994).
A. H. Leahy , Heroic Romances, 2 vols. (David Nutt 1905), 197pp,
161pp.; translated into English prose and [...] verse, with preface,
special introductions and notes; vol. 1, translation in prose interspersed
with verse; Contents; Courtship of Etain; Mac Dathos Boar; Sickbed
of Cuchulain; Exile of Sons of Usnach; Combat at the Ford; special not
on Combat at the Ford. Vol. 2, prose trans. with verse translation facing;
Contents, under the general heading, Preludes to the Raid of Cualgne,
Tain Bo Fraich; Dartaids Cattle; Cettle of Regamon; Cattle of Flidais;
Apparition of the Great Queen to Cuchulain; Appendix, Irish text and literal
translation of part of The Courtship of Etain. NOTE, End paper [front]
gives notice of Courtship of Ferb, A Romance of the Cuchulain Cycle,
trans. by AH Leahy, Late Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge; with preface,
notes, literal translation; ill. Caroline Watts; 16mo. (Nutt 1902), xxii+101pp.;
review notices quoted from Irish Independent, etc., metrical portions;
Irish Saga Library.
Belfast Central Public Library holds Courtship of Ferb (1902); Heroic Romances, 2 vols. (1906).