25 July-John O Donovan

John O Donovan Irish language scholar and Topographer was educated at Hunt’s Academy in Waterford City.     He was appointed professor of Celtic Languages at Queen’s University and was called to the bar in 1847. John O Donovan was born in Kilcolumb County Kilkenny in 1806 On This Day

Hunt's Academy Waterford photo

Photo by The Library of Congress

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