The King’s County, Epitome of its History & Topography – John St George Joyce.
Not only was John St George Joyce a journalist, he was a historian, poet and playwright. His book, The King’s County, epitome of its history, topography Birr 1883 is now very rare. The first issue in December 1883 consisted of 41 closely printed pages of history. The second issue soon after carried the same text and some forty pages of local advertisements. It is scarcely surprising that copies are not known to have survived since it was ‘published for gratuitous circulation’ at Christmas 1883 among readers of the Midland Tribune, established in 1881.