F. X. Martin OSA (Historian)

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F.X. Martin, (Francis Xavier Martin), (1922 � 13 February 2000) was an Irish cleric, historian and activist.Born in County Kerry (of a family originally from County Galway), Martin was raised in Dublin and later joined the Augustinian Order. He later became the first Professor of Medieval History University College Dublin, was Chairman of the Friends of Medieval Dublin 1976-1983, and Chairman of the Dublin Historic Settlement Group. Noted as a leading member of struggle to save the historic Wood Quay archeological site in Dublin during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He died in Dublin. He was a brother of Fr Malachi Martin. He claimed descent from the Martyn Tribe of Galway.

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  • 1948: The writings of Eoin Mac Neill, Irish Historical Studies, #21, pp. 44-62.
  • 1950: Sanguinea Eremus Martyrum Hiberniae Ord. Eremit S.P. Augustini (1655), edition, Archivium Hibernicum, 15, pp. 74-91.
  • 1950: John Baprist Rosseter, osa: Family background and pre-American years, The Past, # 6, 26-44.
  • 1955: Archives of the Irish Augustinians in Rome: A summary report, Archivium Hibernicum, #18, 157-63.
  • 1956: Irish material in the Augustinian Archives, Rome, 1354-1624, eds. A. de Meijer and F.X. Martin, Archivium Hibernicum, xix (19), pp. 61-134.
  • 1960: An Irish Capuchin missionary in politics: Francis Nugent negotiates with James I, 1623-4, Bulletin of the Irish Committee of Historical Studies, #90, pp.1-3.
  • 1963: The Irish Volumteers 1913-1915: Recollections and Documents, F.X. Martin (ed.); forward by Eamon de Valera. Dublin 1963.
  • 1967: The Course of Irish History, T. W. Moody and F.X. Martin (eds.), Cork and New York.
  • 1967: Giles of Viterbo, New Catholic Encylopeida, #6, Washington D.C.
  • 1967: Gerald of Wales, Norman Reporter in Ireland, Studies, lviii, pp.279-92.
  • 1971: Jean Waldeby [c.1312-c.1372; Ecrivain, theologien, predicateur] en Dictionnaire de Spiritualite, 8.
  • 1973: The Scholar Revolutionary: Eoin MacNeill, 1867-1945 and the making of the New Ireland, F.X. Martin, and Francis John Byrne, (eds)., Irish University Press.
  • 1975: Obstinate’ Skerrett, Missionary in Virginia, the West Indies and England, (c.1674�c.1688), Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, volume 35, 1975 (see John Skerrett (Augustinian).
  • 1976: A New History of Ireland: Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691: volume III, (eds.)
  • 1978 No Hero in the House: Diarmaid Mac Murchada and the Coming of the Normans to Ireland, O Donnell Lecture, xix, National University of Ireland.
  • 1978: Expugnation Hibernica: The Conquest of Ireland, by Giraldus Cambrensis, A.B. Scott and F.X. Martin, eds., Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.
  • 1979: The Wood Quay Saga. Part 1: November 1977-Jan. 1979: Bulldozers and a National Monument, in The Belevederian, Dublin, pp. 215-33.
  • 1981: Dublin Universitat 1312-1981, Theologische Realenzyklopadie, ##9, Berlin and New York, pp.202-04.
  • 1982: A New History of Ireland, volume eight, Oxford (editor).
  • 1984: A New History of Ireland, volume nine, Oxford (editor).
  • 1985: The Rosseters of Rathmacknee Castle, Co. Wexford, 1169-1881, Dublin, Good Counsel Press.
  • 1986: A New History of Ireland, volume four (editor).
  • 1987: A New History of Ireland, volume two (editor).
  • 1988: A New History of Ireland, volume five (editor).
  • 1988: Murder in a Medieval Monastery in Keimelia: Studies in Medieval Archaeology and History in memory of Tom Delaney. Galway University Press.

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