Taylor's Hill near Galway,
(Recd. at OSO June 22nd 1839)

Dear Sir,

I have arrived in Galway at last, where I intend to finish. I left Mr. Wakeman at Ballynahinch to sketch some old churches, castles &c. As soon as he joins me we shall sail over to the Aran islands, which will afford a rich mine of ancient remains.

I shall now put my notes about Connamara into some shape, being now fixed in a quiet study with plenty of most valuable books.

Your obedient &c Servant,
J. O'Donovan

How is O'Conor getting on in Carlow? The sooner the books of the County of Kilkenny are prepared for me the better.