Catalogue of Gaelic Manuscripts in the National Library of Scotland

Adv. MS 72.1.44

This seventeenth-century, paper manuscript contains an important collection of bardic verse, particularly the poems of Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn.

The following list of contents is based on the description of the manuscript in Pádraig Ó Macháin, 'Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: foinse dá shaothar', Pádraig Ó Fiannachta (ed.), An dán díreach Léachtaí Cholm Cille 24 (Maigh Nuad 1994) 77-113. See also Pádraig Ó Macháin, 'The poetry of Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: themes and sources', in Pádraigín Riggs (ed.), Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: his historical and literary context (London 2010) 55-87

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1r. [Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn. Maighean díoghla Druim Lighean.] Beg. acephalous [I]s é fós cuirfeas [an cath] (TD 4.20a).Breaks off. f. 1v with q. 35c (of edition), resumes f. 81v with q. 36b, ends f. 81r2. 24 qq., some defective.

2 r. See f. 76r.

3r27. ‘An fear ceadna / [later hand:] Tadhg.' Da gradh do fhagbas Eirinn. 29 qq.

5r5. ‘Diarmaid Mag Craith.' Einfpeisd ag milleadh Mumhan. 39 qq.

7r29. ‘Eogan Mag Crait.' Iomdha uaisle ar iat Laigean. 29 qq.

9r6. ‘An fer ceadna.' Da roinn cotroma ar crích Neil. 48 qq., some defective.

11v19. ‘Maol Muire bacach Mag Craith.' Dlighidh ollamh uiqqim riogh. Breaks off with page; resumes without loss f. 84r, continued f. 83v, breaks off incomplete f. 83r with q. 39b.

12 v. [Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn. Mór iongabh il anma ríogh.] Beg. acephalous da mbeath si ga hathchar ort (TD 20.50c). Ends f. 12r9. 11½qq.

12r10. ‘An fear ceadna.' Tanag aghaigh go hEas gCaoillidh. Breaks off with page, resumes without loss f. 45r, breaks off f. 45v, resumes without loss f. 13r. 43 qq. (TD 25.)

14 r. ‘An fear ceadhna.' Isligh do mheanma a Maoílir. 43 qq. (TD 21.)

16 r .x. ‘An fer ceadna .cc.' Ag so an chomairce a Chormaic. 24 qq. (TD 30.)

17v23. ‘An fer ceadna.' [I]omdha socar ag siol Neill. 50 qq. (TD 7.)

20v9. ‘An fear cedna.' Oraoid sunn go siol cColla. Breaks off with page, resumes without loss f. 78r, breaks off incomplete 78v with q. 25b. (TD 42.)

21 r. [Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn. Iad féin chinneas ar chloinn Néill.] Beg. acephalous [ag triath] caomhchloinne Conaill (TD 26.22d). 28 qq., some defective.

22v13. ‘An fer ceadna.' Coir De eadram is Uilliam. 23 qq., some defective. (TD 23.)

24 r. ‘An fer ceadna.' Daoine saora siol cColla. 57 qq. (TD 9.)

27v6. An  áil libh seancus sil gCein. 80 qq. (TD 32.)

32v14. Dfior cogaid comailtear sidchain. 71 qq., many defective. (TD 16.)

36r10. ‘An fear ceadna.' Fearann cloidim crioc Banba. Breaks off f. 36v with q. 13, some quatrains defective. (TD 17.)

37 r. Beg. defective [. . .] gach beannacht / Do bi re niodnaibh mas fior. Dúnadh: Fuigell. 33 qq.

38v24 . Mealladh iomlaoide ar Eirinn. 53 qq.

42r11. ‘An fear cedna.' Cread anois fuirgeas Emann. 45 qq., some defective. (TD 18.)

45 r. See f. 12r10.

46 r. Suirgheach sin a Eire ogh. Breaks off f. 46v, resumes without loss f. 60r, breaks off f. 60v, resumes without loss f. 47r, ends f. 48r22 with q. 53, remainder of page blank.

48 v. ‘An fer ceadna.' Diol tnuithe Inis Eogain. 54 qq.

51v15. ‘An fear ceadna.' Atam a gcas eidir da comairle. 22 qq.

53r12. ‘An fer ceadna.' Roinn leite ar anbuain Eireann. 53 qq.

56r24. ‘An fer ceadna.' Slan fad lot a lamh Aodha. 37 qq.

58r26. ‘Fergal Og Mac an Baird.' Maith do suidigheadh siol Neill. Breaks off f. 59v with q. 29 of edition in Leabhar Cloinne Aodha Buidhe Poem IX. (For f. 60 see f. 46r.) Resumes f. 61r with q. 47 (of edition). 40 qq.

61v13. ‘Uilliam Og Mac an Baird.' Biaidh athroinn ar inis Fail. Breaks off with page, resumes without loss f. 75r, breaks off. f. 75v, resumes without loss f. 77r, breaks off f. 77v, resumes without loss f. 62r. 53 qq.

62v16. ‘An fer cedna.' Gaoidil mealta no mac Neill. Breaks off with page, resumes without loss f. 79r, breaks off f. 79v, resumes without loss f. 63r. 40 qq.

64 r. ‘An fear ceadna.' Gluais a theachtoire teid siar. 11 qq.

64v11. ‘Domnall mac Daire.' Cia as sine cairt ar crich Neill. 43 qq.

67r15. ‘Tadhg mac Daire Meic Bruaideadha.' Mor ata ar theagosg bhflatha. 48 qq.

70 r. ‘An fear ceadna / [later hand:] Tadg.' Anois diolaim an deacmoid. 35 qq.

72 r. ‘An fer ceadna / [later hand:] Tadhg.' A macaoim seanas mo sheirc. 13 qq.

72v17. ‘Brian O Domnallain.' Taire riot a Ricaird Oig. Breaks off with page with q. 5b. (For f. 73 see f. 80r.) Resumes f. 74r with q. 40 (of edition), ends f. 74v. 22½ qq. (TD 22a.)

75 r. See f. 61v13.

76 r. [Bean] ar naitheirge Eire. Breaks f. 76v, resumes without loss f. 2r, ends f. 3r26. 40 qq.

77 r. See f. 61v13.

78 r. See f. 20v9.

79 r. See f. 62v16.

80 r. Mairg feachas ar Inis gCeithlean. Breaks off f. 80v with q. 18b, resumes f. 73r with q. 19, breaks off incomplete f. 73v qith q. 36c. (TD 11.)

81 v - 81r2. See f. 1 r.

81r3. ‘Tadhg Dall.' Deitfrig chugainn a Chalbhaig. [Order of leaves: 81r, 82v, 82r.] 21 qq., many defective. (TD 41.)

82r25. ‘Tadhg Dall.' [A] Mor cuimhnigh an cumand. Breaks off with oage and q.1. (TD 15.)

83 r - 4 r. See f. 11v19.

85 r r. Beg. acephalous neimhraoin na se seanfoireann. Breaks off f. 85 v. Number of quatrains uncertain.