Bishop Richard Pococke

Written and read by Paddy Neary (2018) Saint Canice’s Cathedral Dr. Richard Pococke, an Englishman, an Oriental scholar, and a traveller of immense energy, became Bishop of Ossory in 1756. Nine years later he transferred to Meath where he died after a very brief illness. In his time in Ossory he did work of great […]

Dr. Richard Pockcocke

Paddy Neary Saint Canice’s Cathedral Dr. Richard Pococke, an Englishman, an Oriental scholar, and a traveller of immense energy, became Bishop of Ossory in 1756. Nine years later he transferred to Meath where he died after a very brief illness. In his time in Ossory he did work of great importance and lasting effect. His […]

The Book of Pottlerath

The Book of Pottlerath EAMONN KIELY A recent exhibition of excerpts from the Book of Pottlerath on display in Kilkenny Castle has generated considerable interest in the ancient Manuscript. The original is in the Bodlein Library at Oxford. The Irish Times carried an article by Marjorie Brady, the moving force behind bringing this fine exhibition […]