John Windele

Life
1801-1865 [var. Windle], b. Cork; antiquarian with a particular interest in Ogham, and collector of MSS bought by RIA [by other accounts of stones]. Author of Cork and Killarney Guides. ODNB DIW

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Criticism
Mary Cahill, ‘John Windele’s golden legacy-prehistoric and later gold ornaments from Co. Cork and Co. Waterford’, in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy [Section C], 106C, 1 (Jan. 2006), pp.219-337.

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Commentary
W. B. Stanford, Ireland and the Classical Tradition (IAP 1976; 1984), Sir Bertram Windle [sic], President of Cork College, elected Professor of Archaeology in 1906 and author of a useful book on Romans in Britain (bibl. ODNB; and see M. Taylor, Sir Bertram Windle [sic] , a Memoir (London 1933).

Robert Welch, Irish Poetry (1980) gives an account of John Windele: ed. Bolster’s Cork Magazine [sic]; wrote for Bagatelle in 1821; contact with Prout, Abraham Abell, William Willes [W. Wills]; megalithic library of ogam stones; patronised Irish scribes; Cahir Court (1860), privately printed, written in Irish by Fr. Mat Horgan, ed. by Windele, with notes, biographies; Contributed to Dublin Penny Journal, Ulster Journal of Archaelogy, and Kilkenny Archaeological Journal; worked in sherriff’s office, Cork; suffered from paralysis; residence at Blair’s Hill, Cork; bur. Fr Mathew Cemetery.

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References
Dictionary of National Biography
, notes that he lived at Cork; Irish antiquarian, many antiquarian. expeditions in Ireland; Historical and Descriptive Notes of the City of Cork and its Vicinity [Gougane Barra, Glengarrif, and Killarney (1839); and other writings; left antiquarian MSS [presumably his own].

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Notes
W. E. Vaughan, ed., A New History of Ireland, Vol. VI: Ireland under the Union, II: 1870-1921: Reference to ‘John Windle of Cork’ [sic] with other ‘private collectors’ in Brian Ó Cuív, ‘Irish Language and Literature, 1845-1921’ (p.414.)

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