A dictionary of Irish biography by Henry Boylan

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Published by Gill & Macmillan in Dublin .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 458-461).

Book details

StatementHenry Boylan.
LC ClassificationsCT862 .B69 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 462 p. :
Number of Pages462
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL485334M
ISBN 100717125076
LC Control Number98214257

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