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Geoffrey Keating: 'History of Ireland' (transcribed by Diarmuid O'Mulchaoine)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.619

Scope and Contents

Transcribed for the Revd Morgan O'Brien, parish priest of Newcastle, Co. Limerick. The original first went into circulation in manuscript in 1634. Marginal subheadings in English, in O'Mulchaoine's hand. Flyleaf: note on Keating's chapel at Tubrid, by J. O'Donovan, Clonmel, 1840. A few notes by O'Donovan elsewhere in the text.


  • Creation: 1770


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

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Other Finding Aids

See Catalogue of Irish MSS. in Cambridge Libraries, pp. 3-4.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Belonged to Dr J. H. Todd. Purchased at his sale, Dublin, Nov. 1869, lot 1412.


Complete Irish text first published by Irish Texts Society, London, 1902-14.


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