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Oirníodh i gclochar na nUrsalach in Rouen sa Fhrainc é ar 27 Márta 1663 agus bhain sé amach dochtúireacht sa diagacht sa Sorbón, Páras, i 1670 (tá cuntas air ag Proinsias Mac Cana in Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001)
Tá cuntas air ag Thomas O’Connor in Irish Theological Quarterly 64/2, 1999 (‘Towards the invention of the Irish Catholic Natio; Thomas Messingham’s Florilegium’) agus arís in Ríocht na Midhe XI, 2000 (‘Thomas Messingham and the seventeenth-century Church’); in Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001 tá cuntas ag Proinsias Mac Cana. Ba de bhunadh shean-Ghall na Mí é
Deir Proinsias Mac Cana (Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001): ‘However, as a member of the Irish community in Paris and as administrator of Collège des Lombards he could scarcely have been totally divorced from Irish studies.’ Ba é a scríobh The case of the Roman Catholics of Ireland, 1724, paimfléad nár chuir sé a ainm leis go dtí 1742 nuair a cuireadh é mar aguisín in athchló de The impartial history of Ireland le Hugh Reily
Bhí baint ag an dá ainm le Coláiste na nGael agus is dóigh le Proinsias Mac Cana (Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001) go bhfágann sin gur dóichí ná a mhalairt gurb aon duine amháin iad. Chuirtí an foclóir i leith Mhic Cruitín
Buttimer (‘An Irish Scholar Abroad: Bishop John O’Brien of Cloyne and the Macpherson Controversy’); an chaibidil ‘Seán Ó Briain / John O’Brien, bishop of Cloyne and Ross’ in Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001 le Proinsias Mac Cana
Rinne cláraitheoir Choláiste na Tríonóide nóta gur ghabh fórsaí Shéamuis II an coláiste ar 6 Meán Fómhair 1689 mar gharastún agus gur ag an bpointe sin a ghlac Sir Seon seilbh ar an seanleabhar: dhíol sé ar ball é le James Terry (1660–1725), ginealeolaí na Seacaibíteach in Saint Germain-en-Laye (tá na leaganacha eile den scéal faoin gcaoi ar tharla Leabhar Mór Leacáin sa Frainc pléite ag Proinsias Mac Cana in Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001)
Deir Proinsias Mac Cana (Collège Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001) go raibh sé féin agus Michéal mac Pheadair Ó Longáin ar an mbeirt ba mhó a chabhraigh leis an Easpag Ó Briain chun a fhoclóir a scríobh.
contains no reference to a bishop, but it is common belief that “The Bard of Armagh” was, during those years, his assumed name and the ragged garb of an itinerant musician his protection and disguise.’ Tá cuntas ar an easpag seo ag Proinsias Mac Cana in Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001
Andreas Donlevy / Communitatis Clericorum / Hibernorum per 24 Annos Praefectus et / Ejusdem Restaurator / Sue potius Fundator / Obiit 7a Xbris anno / 1746 Aetatis 66 / Resquiescat in Pace.’ Níl teacht ar an leac sin inniu (Proinsias Mac Cana in Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001)
Is é an cuntas is deireanaí a bhfuil ag Proinsias Mac Cana in Collège des Irlandais and Irish Studies (2001). Cheaptaí uair gurbh i bparóiste na nGleannta, Co
Tá cuntais ar an sagart seo: ag Richard Hayes in A Biographical Dictionary of Irishmen in France, 1949; ag Cainneach Ó Maonaigh[B2] in Celtica I, 1950 (‘Manutiana: the poems of Manus O’Ruorke (c.1658–1743’), ar cur síos é ar lámhscríbhinn Uí Ruairc ina bhfuil a maireann dá dhánta, iad i litriú foghraíochta: ‘the author’s own arbitrary semi-phonetic script’ a thugann Ó Maonaigh air; ag Proinsias Mac Cana in Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001
I bhfad ina dhiaidh sin bhí baint aige le deisiú Choláiste na nGael agus scríobh a stair, College des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies, 2001. Fuair sé céim mháistir i 1950, agus dochtúireacht ó Ollscoil na Ríona i 1953