Philip O'Sullivan Beare
Philip O'Sullivan Beare (Irish: Pilib Ó Súilleabháin Béirre, c. 1590 – Spain, 1660) was an Irish soldier who became more famous as a writer.
He served in the Spanish army. In 1621 he published his Catholic History of Ireland, a work not always reliable, but valuable for the Irish wars of the author's own day. He also wrote a Life of St. Patrick, a confutation of Gerald of Wales and a reply to James Usher's attack on his History.
- O'Sullivan Beare, Philip, Historiae Catholicae Iberniae. Spain. 1621. Edited by Matthew Kelly 1850, Dublin: Printed by John O'Daly. Portion translated into English by Matthew J. Byrne 1903, titled Ireland under Elizabeth, and also Chapters towards a History of Ireland in the reign of Elizabeth. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker.
- Toby Barnard, ‘O'Sullivan Beare, Philip (b. c.1590, d. in or after 1634)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
- Magee, Irish Writers of the Seventeenth Century (Dublin, 1846);
- O'Sullivan, Catholic History of Ireland, ed. Kelly (Dublin, 1850);
- O'Sullivan, History of Ireland, tr. Byrne (London, 1904)
- Philip O’Sullivan Beare (2009-05-15). Denis C. O'Sullivan, ed. Natural History of Ireland. Cork University Press. ISBN 978-1-85918-439-4.