Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland

G 992

DUANAIRE NA NUINSEANNACH

16th cent. Vellum, bound in with 19th -cent. paper and parchment. 22.5-23 x 18-18.5 cm. Foliated 1-62, followed by unnumbered blank leaves. No scribal signatures. Scribal notes dated 1577 (ff. 2v, 5r, 8v).

Bound in full leather with marbled endpapers; ff. 8-10 misbound between ff. 3 and 4; f. 11 inverted; f. 19 wanting; ff. 23-8 wanting; f. 34 misbound between ff. 29 and 30; f. 33 cut vertically in half; chasm between ff. 41 and 42; f. 46 loose; 16th-cent. section ends incomplete with f. 55; f. 61 an 18th-cent. (?) leaf tipped in. F. 1r much worn and defaced, with loss of text. Ruled in dry point; 30-36 lines.

RIA MS 1 (23 D 14), a 17th-cent. transcript of much of this manuscript, shows that the chasms after ff. 18 and 41 were not present in the manuscript at that time.

This is the duanaire or poem-book of the Nugent family of Delvin, donated to the National Library of Ireland following purchase at auction at Sotheby's.

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1r. Adhbhar guasachta guin ríogh. 26 qq. (approx).

1v16. Cia do gebhainn go Grainne. 24 qq.

2r21. 'Uaithne […].' Fada an chuimnesi ar coir nDe. 40 qq.

3r16. 'Giolla Brighdi Mac Con Midhe.' Aoídhe ma chroidhe ceann Bríain. 69 qq. Ed. from this and other manuscripts: N. J. A. Williams, The poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe (ITS vol. 51: 1980) Poem XIII.

4v21. 'Muirchertach O Cionga.' Beart cháis cogadh tigherna. 46 qq.

5v.x. 'Tadg Og O hUiginn.' Anochd sgáoilid na sgola. 29 qq.

6v15. 'Brían Cáoch O Dalaigh.' Daingean connradh fá cairt ríogh. 36 qq.

7v9. 'An Mac an Bhaird c.n.a .i. Eogan.' Leasg an aghaidhsi ar Eas Ruaidh. 34 qq.

8v. Bréagthar bean le séd suirghi. 13 qq.

8v21. 'Donnchadh Mór O Dalaigh.' Buime trír máthair mheic Dhé. 12 qq.

9r12. 'Conchubhar Ruadh Mac an Bhaird.' Ciondas ticc Éire gan Áodh. 50 qq.

10r 27. 'Donnchadh Mor O Dalaigh.' Marthain duit a chroch an Coimdhidh. 25 qq.

11r6. 'Eogen Mac Craith .cc.' Dha roinn chomthroma ar chrich Neill. 66 qq.

12v18. 'Eogan mac Aodha I Cobhthaigh.' Mairid tene a dteallach Ghaoidhiol. 51 qq.

14r6. 'Donnchadh Mór O Dalaigh.' Día dom fheitheamh ar fheirg nDe. 35 qq.

15r. Dorn eidir dhán as dásacht. 47 qq.

16r9. 'Gofraidh Fionn Ua Dálaigh.' Maith an locht airdríogh óige. 35 qq.

16v20. 'Eoghan Mhag Craith.' Cia as gairde or gabhadh Eire. 39 qq. Incomplete (space of four lines left after f. 17r28).

17v. A Gheroid dena mo dhail. 51 qq.

18r19. 'Donnchadh Mór cc.' Cred aguibh aoidhidh a gcéin. 29 qq.

18v16. 'Eogan Mag Craith cc.' Teach carad do chiu folamh. Breaks off with folio and q. 15.

19. Wanting

20r. [Mairg mheallas muirn an tsaoghail.] Beg. acephalous with q. 8, An inghean dfhadhail broidi. 39 qq.

20v12. 'Gofraidh Fionn O Dalaigh.' Do togbadh meirgi Morchaidh. 50 qq.

21v8. 'Aonghas Ruadh O Dalaigh.' Ceanguil do sioth riom a Ruaidri. 48 qq. Followed (f. 22v4) by notes on 18th-cent. members of Nugent family.

23-28. Wanting.

29r. A gcrodhachd ceart chland bFheorais. 52 qq.

30r.x. 'Domhnall mhac an Chlasaigh I Chobhthaigh .cc.' Taire riot a mheic Mhurchaidh. 42 qq.

31v11. 'Seghan mac Aodha I Chobhthaigh .cc.' Failghigh chosnas clú Laighean. 32 qq. Incomplete (space of ten lines left after f. 32v4).

32v5. Dlighidh líaidh leigheas a charad. 35 qq.; qq. 12-35 defective due to f. 33 being cut in half.

33v13. 'An fear .c.na cc.' [ Mairg as dá ]ileamh don digh broin. 37 qq.; qq. 1-11 defective due to f. 33 being cut in half.

34v19. 'An fear .c.na cc.' Do ni clu ait oighreachda. 31 qq.

35v11. 'An fear .c.na .i. Muircheartach O Cobhthaigh.' Geall re hiarlachd ainm barúin. 43 qq.

36v27. 'An fear .c.na .i. Muirceartach.' Sed fhine teisd Thoirrdhealbhaigh. 35 qq. Ed. from this manuscript: Dáibhí I. Ó Cróinín, 'A poem to Toirrdhealbhach Luinneach Ó Néill', Éigse 16/1 (1975) 50-66.

37v27. 'Duine eigin do muinntir Chobtaigh 7 ni fhedar cia he.' Cia or cheandchas mo chosnamh. 38 qq.

38v.x. 'Uaithne mac Uilliam I Chobhthaigh.' Mo ina íarla ainm Sémais. 39 qq.

40r7. 'Domhnall Mac Bruaideagha.' Cia as sine cairt ar chrich Neill. 42 qq.

41r25. 'Tadhg Óg O Dalaigh.' Ni clúain gabála gras De. Breaks off incomplete with folio and q. 22.

42r. [Dhá néll orchra ós iath Uisnigh.] Beg. acephalous with q. 3, Cuid dom thoiscc fán leic línigh. 32 qq.

42v29. 'Aonghas O Dalaigh.' Tainic léan do Leith Mhodha. 42 qq.

44r7. 'Donnchadh Mór O Dalaigh.' Cuaine rioghna rucc Eadan. 25 qq.

44v15. 'Maol Muire Mac Craith.' Beart cluithe ar Eirind éag riogh. 36 qq.

45v17. 'Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe.' Damhaidh dúind cóir a chléirce. 51 qq. Ed. from his manuscript: Brian Ó Cuív, 'An appeal on behalf of the profession of poetry', Éigse 14/2 (1971) 87-106.

47r13. 'Diarmaid Ua Cobhthaigh cc.' Dion cloinde an eug an athar. 40 qq.

48r24. 'An Diarmaid cédna.' Fiu a bheatha bás tighearna. 39 qq.

49v. Mairg as aidhne an adhaidh breithimh. 40 qq.

50v9. 'An fear cedna.' Maircc nach taithigh go teagh ríogh. 40 qq.

51v22. 'An fear cedna.' Deacair aidhneas éarca ríogh. 40 qq.

53r. Maircc as urra re héchd ríogh. 38 qq.

54r9. 'Mac Con Midhe .i. Gilla Brighdi.' Ceannfport Éireand Ard Macha. 47 qq. Ed. from this manuscript: Williams, Giolla Brighde, Poem XVII.

55v4. 'Mac Con Midhe.' Ridhe Conaire ag Cloind Neill. Breaks off with folio and q. 15b. Ed. from this manuscript: Williams, Giolla Brighde, Poem XVI.

56-60, 62. Nineteenth-century notes on Nugent and related families.

61 (tipped in). 'Ag so chum Ruibird Núinsin.' Fáilte agus mile do Ruibeard geal Naoínsin. 5 + 1 stt. 'Domhnall Ó hAchthighearnaigh cct.'