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
Mary Cahill, John Windeles 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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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. Bolsters 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 sherriffs office, Cork; suffered from paralysis; residence at Blairs Hill, Cork; bur. Fr Mathew Cemetery.
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].
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.)