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date: 18 September 2020

MacDonnell, John de Courcyfree

Born Limerick, 15 Sept. 1869; o s of late Robert MacDonnell, JP, of Fairy Hill, and Maria, d of Matthew Hare de Courcy; m 1891, Ellen, e d of Henry O’Connell-FitzSimon of Ballinamona; six s five d; died 1915

Editor of the Pan-Celtic Quarterly; Chairman of the Committee of Union Celtique

Education

Clongowes Wood College

Career

Has taken a leading part in the Celtic Renaissance in Europe; Hon. Sec. of the International Pan-Celtic Congress, Brussels, 1910; one of the conveners of the Malines Congress, 1911; Chairman of the Organising Committee of the International Pan-Celtic Congress, Ghent, 1913

Publications

Life of Patrick Sarsfield, 1895; History of Limerick, 1897; King Leopold II, his Rule in Belgium and the Congo, 1905; Belgium, her Kings, Kingdom, and People, 1914