True, Patrick A new almanack and prognostication for the yeere of our Lord God 1636 and from the creation 5598 being bissextile or leap yeere, composed for the meridian of the ancient and famous citty Dublin and generally for all Ireland.
In addition to giving meteorological information and practical information such as carriage rates and name listings, many of the almanacks of the 17th and 18th centuries provided detailed information on charitable, medical and educational institutions, and are invaluable sources for the local historian. Patrick True’s New Almanack and Prognostication for the yeere 1636 gives the reader astrological data and weather predictions, as well as a full list of the saints associated with each day of the year. The November entry exhorts the reader to keep the threat of papist revolution in mind, with a reference to the 5th November Gunpowder Plot.
For a further listing of the Almanacks held in the Special Collections, see our catalogue.