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Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914)
Source: Obituaries. The Times, Thursday, Jan 08, 1914; Issue 40415; pg. 9; col D — Dr. P. W. Joyce.
Dr. P. W. Joyce.
The death occurred at his residence in Dublin yesterday of Dr. Patrick Weston Joyce, LL.D., Trinity College, Dublin, in his 87th year.
Dr. Joyce was perhaps best known by reason of his authorship of "The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places," of which the third volume was published just about a fortnight before his last illness, some five weeks ago. Dr. Joyce was born at Limerick, and after being educated at private shools entered the service of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland. He served te Board in various capacities until 1874, when he was appointed a professor of the Commissioners' training college in Marlborough-street. Later on he became Principal of the college, a post which he filled until 1893 when he retired. Among his other works may be mentioned "Ancient Irish Music" (a collection of hitherto unpublished Irish airs and songs). "Old Celtic Romances" translated from the Gaelic, "A Short History of Ireland to 1608," "A Child's History of Ireland," and "A Social History of Ancient Ireland."
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