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Collections of Irish historical and literary compositions, compiled for Sean Bhailis (John Walsh)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3095

Scope and Contents

Contents: Geoffrey Keating, MS copy of his History of Ireland, printed by Irish Texts Soc., 4 vols, London, 1902-14; 'Ionnsuighe Mhuighe Leana', text belonging to the 'short recension' of the MS described by K. Jackson, Cath Maighe Léna, Dublin, 1938; 'Cath Mhuighe Muchroimhe', not the version edited by W. Stokes (Revue Celtique 13 (1892), but probably that in modern Irish mentioned by him at pp. 428-9; Toruigheacht Cheallachain Caisil, MS version of text edited by A. Bugge, Oslo, 1905; 'Cath Cluana Tairbh', on the MSS of this narrative see J. Ryan, 'The battle of Clontarf', Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 68 (1938) p. 4; David O'Bruadair, 'Caithreim an dara Cing Seamus', Oct. 1686, printed in J. C. Mac Erlean, 'Poems of David O'Bruadair' 3, London, 1917, pp. 76-92. Flyleaves at beginning consist of legal agreement between John Damer of Shronell, Tipperary, and Mortimer McMahon, re debt, 12 Nov. 1751. Flyleaves at end consist of discharge in a cause between Joan McMahon, widow of Terence McMahon, and Thomas Morphy and Sarah his wife, c. 1715 (in English).


  • Creation: June 1759


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1 volume(s) (1 Volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Bateman sale lot 1164, 25 May 1893, for 3 guineas.



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