Additions to the collection of Irish manuscripts at Mount Melleray abbey

Éigse 30 (1997 [1998]) 92-108

MS 14

FRAGMENT

[p. 104]

19th cent. Paper. 16 × 20 cm. Pp. 12, now numbered in pencil, p. 4 with scribal 14. Scribe: (1) pp. 1-8, [S]eághann O Mraoisadh (p. 5) `o Mhonotouic, san mbliagan : 1843' (p. 5). (2) 9-12, in the hand of Minnie Prendergast, 1888 (p. 11), 1890 (p. 12).

Unbound. Six loose leaves of identical paper, torn and fragile. Machine-ruled, 15 lines.

p.

1. [A mhic a chroidhe ag baint dioghaltais ná déin troid.] Beg. acephalous, [An] tríughadh hathcunídhe agallaimh air Rígh na ccómhacht. 17 stt. Foll. (p. 5.11) by: [Guidhim] gach faraire do chalmshliocht Eoghain is Chuinn. 1 st. `[S]eághann O Mraoisadh o Mhonotouic, san mbliagan : 1843.'

[p. 105]

5.z. `Aig seo dánn maith.' A aonmhic Déi do chuaidh déag a mbárr an chrainn. Breaks off incomplete (p. 8) with st. 12; defective.

9. [ Nár lia aingeal i bhflaitheas faoi láimh an Ríogh .] Begin acephalous, Nárra liagh braon sa tréan muim [sic] fharige ata. 9 stt. `25/7/88.'

11.5. `An taitir Uilliam Sairseill cct. / air la breithe Dei agus air chuimhne na cille.' Is air shléiabh [sic] na tuatha beigh [altered to deigh] shluaighte. Breaks off incomplete (p. 12.3) with st. 3.

12.4. Melodeon fingerings for five tunes: `The Butchers March [pencil:] December 29th 1890'; `The Colleen Dhas Dhown'; `The Scotch Reel'; `Old Lang syine'; `Crocket Bridge'.