William Reeves

(1815—1892) antiquary and bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore

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(1815–1892), churchman and antiquarian. Born in Charleville, Co. Cork, he studied medicine at TCD. His Life of Columba (1857) collated Adamnán's life with other sources, including Maghnus Ó Dom-hnaill's biography. He acquired the Book of Armagh for the TCD Library.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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