Byrne (Francis John)

(1934 – 2017)

Byrne (Francis John): Rathmulcah: an historical note.
In JRSAI 102 (1972), pp. 73–76.
Argues it is named after Máel Cothaid mac Máele Umai.
Byrne (Francis John): Rev. Professor John Ryan, S.J., M.A., D.Litt., M.R.I.A.
In NMAJ 16 (1973–1974), pp. 105–106.
Byrne (Francis John): Irish kings and high-kings.
London: Batsford, 1973. vii + 341 pp.
2nd ed., with Additional notes and corrigenda. Dublin: Four Courts, 2001, xlvii + 341.

Rev. by
Donncha Ó Corráin, in Celtica 13 (1980), pp. 150-168 (1st ed.).
Brian Ó Cuív, in Éigse 15/4 (Geimhreadh, 1974), pp. 338-344 (1st ed.).
Byrne (Francis John): Senchas: the nature of Gaelic historical tradition.
In HSt, 9 (1974), pp. 137–159.
Byrne (F. J.) (ed.), Martin (F. X.) (ed.), Moody (T. W.) (ed.): Early modern Ireland 1534-1691 / edited by T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne.
NHI, 3. Oxford: Clarendon, 1976. lxiii + 736 pp.
Chap. 20 (pp. 509-545): The Irish language in the early modern period, by Brian Ó Cuív; chap. 21 (pp. 546-560): The English language in early modern Ireland, by Alan Bliss; chap. 22 (pp. 561-586): Irish literature in Latin, by Benignus Millett; chap. 23 (pp. 587-633): The Irish abroad, by John J. Silke.

Rev. by
Hugh Kearney, in StH 16 (1976), pp. 178-182.
Byrne (Francis John): The lament for Cummíne Foto.
In Ériu 31 (1980), pp. 111–122.
Edition, normalised to early Old Irish standard, of a poem beg. Marb friumm andess, marb atúaid (8 qq.) with translation and commentary. Based on MSS Brussels 5301–20; Rawlinson B 503; RIA C iii 3; Harley 5280; Yellow Book of Lecan; Book of Uí Mhaine; Leabhar Breac; TCD H 3. 18: for apparatus criticus, see G. S. Mac Eoin, The Lament for Cuimine Fota, in Ériu 28 (1977), pp. 17-31. Disagrees with some of the conclusions reached by G. Mac Eoin. Poem composed not later than c. ad 700.
Mac Eoin (Gearóid S.) (ref.)
Byrne (Francis John): Derrynavlan: the historical context.
In JRSAI 110 (1980), pp. 116–126.
Byrne (Francis John): Onomastica 1: An Srádbhaile ‘Dundalk’.
In Peritia 1 (1982), p. 159.
Argues that srádbhaile mentioned in Mac Carthaigh’s Book, s.a. 1210 (Misc. Ir. Ann. 88-89), is the common noun, not a reference to Sráidbhaile Dúna Dealgan (= Dundalk).
Byrne (Francis John): Varia: III. 1. *do-airet.
In Ériu 33 (1982), p. 167.
Ní-s tairchet ‘he cannot conduct them’ (CGH 93).
Byrne (Francis John): Varia: III. 2. cadessin.
In Ériu 33 (1982), pp. 167–169.
Provides emended translations of a number of texts based on C. O’Rahilly's interpretation of cadessin as an intensive / emphatic form (Táin bó Cúailgne: recension I (Dublin, 1976) p. 255).
O’Rahilly (C.) (ref.)
Byrne (Francis John): Onomastica 2: Na Renna.
In Peritia 1 (1982), p. 267.
ad Onom. Goed. 388, 580. Argues that na Renna (gen. pl. na Rend, inna Renn) mentioned in the Annals of Inisfallen and the Chronicle of Marianus Scotus is to be identified as the Rhinns of Galloway; Dún Reichet (= Dunraigit) is identified as belonging to this area.
Byrne (F. J.) (ed.), Martin (F. X.) (ed.), Moody (T. W.) (ed.): A chronology of Irish history to 1976: a companion to Irish history, part I / edited by T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne.
NHI, 8. Oxford: Clarendon, 1982. xii + 591 pp.
Rev. by
Wendy Davies and David Tierney, ‘Nouvelle Clio?', in Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 558-566.
Byrne (F. J.): Monastica et onomastica.
In Peritia 2 (1983), pp. 261–264.
Identifies dat. sg. Deachraidh in poem, Triallom timcheall na Fódla by Seaán Mór Ó Dubhagáin, as the same element seen in Mag nDechrad (< *Dechrae), located adjacent to Donaghpatrick (Co. Meath).
Byrne (Francis John): A note on Trim and Sletty.
In Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 316–319.
Discusses foundation legends of the churches of Trim and Sletty in the Book of Armagh.
O’Neill (Timothy), Byrne (Francis John) (intr. auth.): The Irish hand: scribes and their manuscripts from earliest times to the seventeenth century, with an example of Irish scripts / Timothy O’Neill; introduction by Francis John Byrne.
Mountrath, Co. Laois: Dolmen Press, 1984. xxviii + 100 pp.
Revised and expanded edition
The Irish hand: scribes and their manuscripts from the earliest times. Cork: Cork University Press, 2014. ix + 136 pp. [With new chapters covering the period 1700 onwards.]

Rev. by
Michelle P. Brown, in Peritia 26 (2015), pp. 279-281 (2nd ed.).
William William Gillies, in Renaissance quarterly 69/1 (Spring, 2016), pp. 306-307 (2nd ed.).
Richard Sharpe, in CMCS 11 (Summer, 1986), pp. 116-118 (1st ed.).
William O’Sullivan, in Peritia 4 (1985), pp. 346-359 (1st ed.).
Byrne (F. J.) (ed.), Martin (F. X.) (ed.), Moody (T. W.) (ed.): Maps, genealogies, lists: a companion to Irish history, part II / edited by T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne.
NHI, 9. Oxford: Clarendon, 1984. xiv + 674 pp.
Byrne (Francis John): Irland in der europäischen Geisteswelt des 8. Jahrhunderts.
In Virgil von Salzburg (1985), pp. 45–51.
Byrne (F. J.), Francis (Pádraig): Two lives of Saint Patrick: Vita secunda and Vita quarta.
In JRSAI 124 (1994), pp. 5–117.
Discussion and English translation.
Byrne (Francis John): Dercu: the feminine of mocu.
In Éigse 28 (1995), pp. 42–70.
Smyth (Alfred P.) (ed.): Seanchas: studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history, and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne / edited by Alfred P. Smyth.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2000. xxii + 478 pp.
pp. xv-xviii: F. J. B.: writings.

Rev. by
Anthony Candon, in UJA 59 (2000), pp. 96-98.
Colmán Etchingham, in English historical review 116/466 (2001), pp. 453-454.
Muiris O’Sullivan, in JRSAI 129 (1999), pp. 145-150.
Byrne (Francis John) (hon.)
Byrne (Francis John): Ut Beda boat: Cuanu’s signature?
In Texts and transmission (2002), pp. 45–67.
Byrne (Francis John): Chiasmus and hyperbaton in the Annals of Ulster.
In Ogma [Fs. Ní Chatháin] (2002), pp. 54–64.
Byrne (F. J.): The viking age.
In Prehistoric and early Ireland (2005), pp. 609–634.
Appendix: Old Norse borrowings into Irish.
Byrne (F. J.): Church and politics, c.750–c.1100.
In Prehistoric and early Ireland (2005), pp. 656–679.