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Additional Irish Manuscripts

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UCD Library Special Collections holds a collection of individual manuscripts in Irish.
Identity Statement
Reference code IE/ UCD/SC/Additional Irish m

UCD Additional Irish Manuscripts.


Level of Description

c. 10 boxes.


Source of Acquisition
Bequeathed to UCD by Dublin Physician Michael Cox.

Scope and Content
  • 14 individual manuscripts in Irish.
  • The most important manuscript is ms 14, Dubhaltach Mac Firbisigh’s Great Book of Irish Genealogies.
  • The manuscripts were written by various scribes at various dates from the late 18th to early 20th century. The contents include much verse song and prayer.
  • Ms 4 is a copy of the Irish life of St. Margaret.
  • Ms 5, signed by Thomas Hurly and dated 1818 and 1820, contains notes on plants and cures, accounts in English and verse in Irish.
  • Ms 11 is a copy of Bryan Merriman’s Cúirt an Mheadhan Oidhche, with a translation by Dennis Wolfe. This was written by Michael Hanrahan in Kilrush, County Clare in 1789.
Access and Use

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Finding Aid
The material is listed online in (opens in a new window)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.

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UCD Special Collections

James Joyce Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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