Colm Ó Lochlainn Manuscripts

Colm Ó Lochlainn Manuscripts

Ó Lochlainn Manuscript

UCD Library Special Collections holds the manuscripts collected by Colm Ó Lochlainn.

Identity Statement

Reference code IE/ UCD/SC/OL Ms

Title
Colm Ó Lochlainn Manuscripts.

Dates
[1769-1945?].

Level of Description
Fonds.

Extent
24 items.

Context

Creator
Colm Ó Lochlainn (1892-1972).

Biographical History

  • Colm Ó Lochlainn was a ballad collector, Gaelic scholar, printer, publisher, binder and bibliophile, from Dublin.
  • He owned the publishing company The Sign of the Three Candles and later The Three Candles Press.
  • He was a lecturer in Modern Irish in UCD between 1933-1944.
  • He wrote several books, published by his own company, The Three Candles Press. 
  • His most famous book is Irish Street Ballads which contains ballads selected from the many broadsheet ballads he had collected.

Source of Acquisition
Purchased by UCD in 1963-64.

Scope and Content

  • Primarily 19th century transcriptions of Irish language material.
  • The material contains mostly poetry, stories and herbal remedies, many of which were recorded by the O’Longain scribes of Munster.
  • Manuscripts written by antiquarians: John O’Donovan, Eugene O’Curry, George Sigerson and J. T. Gilbert.
  • Copy of Foras Feasa ar Eireann.

Access and Use

Access
The materials in this collection are available by appointment only to research students, reaching staff and scholars. Research students should have a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

Reproduction
Photocopying or digital photographing of this material is not permitted.

Language
Primarily Irish. Some manuscripts contain English translations of the prose and poetry.

Finding Aid
The material is listed online in Sources: A National Library of Ireland database for Irish research. This search tool is the online version of Hayes, Richard J. (1965) Manuscript Sources for the History of Irish Civilisation, Boston: Hall, also available in James Joyce Library, Level 2, Ref GR 016/091.

More Information

Find Information on Colm Ó Lochlainn in the Dictionary of Irish Biography (UCD only).