Gentleman & Scholar: Thomas James Barron, 1903-1992 by Jonathan A. Smyth

This publication explores aspects of Irish studies in terms of early Irish history, literature, archaeology and folklore. It includes a semi-biographical account of the industrious lifetime and valuable studies of Thomas J (Tom) Barron, native to Knockbride, Co. Cavan. The content extends  discussion of his vast contribution, as documented in the National Museum of Ireland, with particular emphasis on his ground-breaking theory on the significance of the early Iron-age ‘Corleck Head’.


Archaeology and antiquity, Bailieborough, Brigit, The Corleck Head from Drumeague, Co. Cavan, Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne, Education in Ireland, Folklore and mythology, Knockbride Model School, Bailieborough, The National Museum of Ireland

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