Christopher David Callaghan
Title: Book of The Callaghan: Ceallachain Caisil, King Of Munster 934-954 (see PDF Overview - title page, contents and preface)
Author/Publisher: A heritage book researched and edited by Chris O'Callaghan
Content Summary: The first in-depth factual account of Ceallachán Caisil, the formidable Chief of the Eóganachta tribe and King of Munster during the period 934-954. The book details 6 years of research to reveal a successful and popular king whose legendary exploits have given him a special place in Irish history. For example, it details how, in the face of Viking invasions and O'Neill machinations, between the years of 934 and 954, he achieved all the military and political objectives required by the elders and the twenty-nine tribes of Munster.
Availability: Chris had self-published this book, selling and depositing copies directly to readers and a few Irish reference libraries. His motivation in this endeavour was not one of profit, rather it was to fulfil his ambition to make available a more detailed and accurate account of the life of Ceallachain Caisil (the father of all Callaghans), which he believed existing texts failed to do adequately. Thus, his charges for the books (printed and digital) simply covered the media and P&P costs. While, as a result of his death, this book is currently unavailable, some of his associates who have CDs containing the original WORD and PDF files are hoping to make his book available online for download, to insure his impressive work doesn't die with him and that his legacy will live on. If we get more news on this, we will post it here.
Size: 365 pages
Place of Publication: Co. Cork, Ireland,
Date of Publication: 2014
Print Format: Printed on art paper with a royal red hard cover and gold titling
Digital Format: CD (containing WORD and PDF versions). For more information, see the final paragraph of Callaghan Sept of Arms where Chris advertised his book.
Original Cost: Printed book €30 plus P&P; Digital book €5 plus P&P
Chris' Araltas Webpage
WWW.ARALTAS.COM was an Irish Heraldry website. Chris had contributed to a page, served from this site, which described the Callaghan Sept of Arms. Sadly this website is now defunct but a copy, made on the 16th of September 2018, of Chris' description can be found here.
· Overview of Chris' book, The Callaghan: Ceallachain Caisil, King Of Munster 934-954
· Chris' description of the Callaghan Sept of Arms
Return to main http://www.callaghan.info web page
Date Last Updated: 31st July 2021