Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the National Library


G 448

TALES; VERSE

18th cent. Paper. 19 X 15 cms. 124 pp. numbered 1-124 in 19th (?) cent. Scribe: Concubhar Ua Lunín, (Cornelius Lunin), 1711-12 (pp. 89, 111, colophon p. 119). Other names of the family in the manuscript: 'James Lunin', p. Ill; 'Thomas Lunin' (faded), p. 124, the latter possibly 'Thomas’ (p. 67) who apparently wrote the date ‘1712’ and inserted a missing letter in the text on p. 67.

Bound in half-leather with 'Rossmore Library Monaghan' in ink and Rossmore book-plate affixed inside front cover; ‘130’ in ink and a slip bearing same number (signed 'O’Reilly') affixed to p. 1; ‘49’ on p. 3 inner margin. There is much discolouring on leaves front and back; edges of first leaf frayed causing loss of text.

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1 IMTHEACHT 7 BAS CEARBHAILL 7 FARBLAIDHE (title at end). Beg. Dia mbaoí Semus mac Turcaill a rícche nAlban. giolla sáor idir cruth 7 cheill agus chenel an Sémus sin. Ends (p. 25) conar cáith duine a cConnachtuibh bíadh re trí lá 7 teora hoidhchibh iardain [sic]. 'Conadh í imtheacht 7 bas Cearbhaill 7 Farblaidhe conicc sin. Finis.' Consulted by S. Ní Laoire in ed. (1986).

26 AGALLAMH AN CHUIRP 7 an ANMA SOND. Beg.Do iarfidh Daví mac Iosebha an rí 7 an phríomhfhaidh amhra tresan Spiorat cred an ní dhorchaoidheas. Ends (p. 42) a nam diongmhala a nDia. 'Cona í tagra an chuirp 7 an anma réroile go nuige sin. Finis.'

42 i Dha chuireadh ar cloinn Adaim. 31 qq.

49 Mairg dar céile bochtainne. 14 qq.

52 CEASACHT INGINNE GUILE ANSO SÍOS. Beg. Righ uasal oireadha ro ghabh rícche 7 ardfhlaitheamhnas ar dha choicce mínaluin Mumhan. Ends (p. 67) with poem beg. (p. 66) Marthoind dhuit a Ghuile ghil. 4 qq. 'Conadh hi ceasacht ingine Guile go nuige sin. Finis.'

67 EASAIR MlC DHATHO SUND. Beg.BaoÍ brucchaidh amra oireagdha do Laigníbh feacht ann darbho comhainm Mac Dhatho. Ends (p. 89) 7 nocha rug na ceapoga acht gerug na heocha. 'Conadh he sin scaradh Uladh 7 Chonacht im ccoin 7 im in mhuic sin Mhic Dhatho go nuige sin. Finis. Arna sgriobhadh le Concubhar Ua Lunín an 25 la do mhí June mile seacht cead 7 12.'

90 'Ag so síos OÍDHE CHUINN CEADCATHAIGH.' Beg.Airdrícch crodha cosantach ... re huair ccatha . . . ro ghabh airdricche . . . ar Eirinn gan uireasbhaidh Conn. Ends (p. 104) go mbeirdis na colainnigh no tuatha na Teamhrach orra. 'Conadh i Oidhe Cuinn go nuige sin. Finis.'

105 A Innis Fáil créid fa do chaoínte. 21½ stt.

109 'Fear Feasa O Cainteach.' Mor do níd daoíne dhíobh féin. 14qq.

110 Saoíth le searbus Eóin mac Eóin. 10 qq. + 1 st. ('an tabhrán'). 'Horum carminum lectoris candidissimi orate pro anima subscripti viz Cornelius Lunin [signature repeated] Febr. 201711.'

112 A bhean beir leat mo léine. 37 qq.

115 Ardaiccne Ghuill. 33 qq.

118 (a) Dár seacht bpearsanna gunna. 1 q. (b) A cholann chugad an bás. 14 qq. ‘Ní bfuil níos mo go lá. or ataim tuirseach ó tribloi[d] an tsaoghail. 7 ni hiongnadh dhamh é. 7 ní eile fós atá codhladh orm’, p. 119'.

120 Mairg duine bhraithios é féin. Breaks off end of page with 13th quatrain.

121 (a) Acephalous. Bean ad chruth do chuala me. Last quatrain + 1 st. ('an tabhrán') of poem beg. A bhean a chaoineas do chéile. (b) Día do cruthaigh gríanbhrugh nimhe inar lia cluithe is ceolchuire. 17 stt. 'Finis.'

124 Marcach maiseach measda mordha min. 3 stt. (faded).