John O'Brien (bishop)

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Bishop John O'Brien (died 1767) was an Irish bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese Cork and Cloyne. He was also appointed as the vicar general of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

O'Brien appealed to the Pope for financial assistance in compiling an Irish-English dictionary. He argued the dictionary was needed for the preservation of Catholicism in Ireland, primarily for the use of young priests beginning their work there. Focaloir Gaoidhilge-Sax-Bearha or 'The Irish-English Dictionary' was published in 1768.[1]



  1. ^ [1] O'Brien at Ricorso