Colm Ó Lochlainn Manuscripts
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Ó Lochlainn Manuscript
UCD Library Special Collections holds the manuscripts collected by Colm Ó Lochlainn.
Reference code IE/ UCD/SC/OL Ms
Colm Ó Lochlainn Manuscripts.
Level of Description
Colm Ó Lochlainn (1892-1972).
- 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
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.
Photocopying or digital photographing of this material is not permitted.
Primarily Irish. Some manuscripts contain English translations of the prose and poetry.
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.
Find Information on Colm Ó Lochlainn in the Dictionary of Irish Biography (UCD only).