James Roderick OFlanagan
1814-1900; b. 1 Sept., Fermoy, Co. Cork; son of Barrack Master; ed. Fermoy,
TCD, and Kings Inns; bar, 1838, after wide travels; worked on Munster
circuit; post in Insolvency Court; fnd.-ed. of Fermoy Illustrated Journal
of Instruction and Amusement (1885-86), and ed. The Irish National
Magazine; published works include Impressions at Home and Abroad (1837); Blackwater in Munster (1844); The History of Dundalk
[with John Dalton] (1861); The Bar Life of OConnell (1875); The Irish Bar, Containing Anecdotes, Bon-Mots, & Biographical Sketches (1879); The Munster Circuit (1880); Annals, Anecdotes, Traits
and Traditions of the Irish Parliaments 1172-1800 (1895); Lives
of the Lord Chancellors of Ireland (2. vols., 1870); and several novels
including Bryan ORegan (1866); d. Fermoy. CAB IF DIB DIW
DIH SUTH OCIL
Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances and Folklore [Pt. I] (Dublin: Maunsel 1919),
lists Gentle Blood (1861), The Yelverton Case; The Life
and Adventures of Bryan ORegan; Capt. OShaugnessys
Sporting Career (1873). Works incl. Irish biog. and topography; The
Irish Bar containing Anecdotes, Bon-Mots, & Biographical Sketches (1879); The Munster Circuit ; An Octogenarian Literary
Life (Cork 1896). Justin MacCarthy, Irish Lit., gives gives
Tried by His Peers from The Irish Bar. [QRY: JMC, not
found in Vol.8]
Henry Boylan, Dictionary of
Irish Biography (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1988): 1814-1900,
b. Fermoy; son of barrack master; ed. TCD, Kings Inns, Bar 1838;
practised Munster circuit; post in Insolvency Court, 1847; The Blackwater
in Munster (1844); contrib. DUM; ed Irish National Magazine;
publ. History of Dundalk (1861) with John DAlton; and books
on bar life; moved to London, 1870; fnd. and ed. Fermoy Journal,
1885; chf. work, Lives of the Lord Chancellors of Ireland, 2 vols.
(1870). Built house on inherited estate, Fermoy.
John Sutherland, The Longman
Companion to Victorian Fiction (Harlow: Longmans 1988); Irish
bar, 1836; Crown Prosecutor, Cork, 1846; retired due to failing sight,
1872; treatises on law and misc. works of biog. and local history. Novels
of strong Irish flavour featuring sporting scenes, including Gentle
Blood, or the Secret Marriage (1861), based on the Yelverton
case; The Life and Adventures of Bryan ORegan (1866); Captain
OShaugnessys Sporting Career (1873). b. and d. Fermoy.
Belfast Public Library holds
Bar Life of OConnell (1869); The Irish Bar (1879); The Munster Circuit,
tales, trials and traditions (1880).
Pearse St. Public Library (Gilbert Collection/Madden Papers) holds OFlanagans MS list of his [own] contributions to periodical[s] as Gilbert MS 282.