Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in Royal Irish Academy

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Scholastic Verse

17th cent. Paper. 5 3/4 X 3 1/2. pp. 408. Scribe unknown; his spelling shows him to have been a Munsterman. Faded and soiled in parts. There are gaps (not indicated in the pagination, which is of later date than the MS.) after pp. 26, 28, 70, 94, 138, 324 (?), 406, and possibly in a few other places. The lower comers of pp. 1-20 are frayed away, resulting in a loss of some words of the text. Occasionally (as at the bottom of pp. 352, 354, 357, 360, 378) a line of text has been cut away in binding. Bd. in vellum. On p. 173, which was originally left blank, some person other than the scribe has written his name (afterwards crossed out) followed by the words "his book" and the date "1681." On p. 170 a hand other than that of the scribe has written a name, Sean ua(?) S . . which has mostly been crossed out. Some scribbling on p. 302 is now so faded as to be illegible. The ms. was formerly in possession of “Mr. Peter Lavalli, Peruquier of the Four Courts, Dublin” (O’Donovan, ‘Tribes of Ireland,’ pp. 13 n, 103), whose name appears on the inside of the front cover of the ms. as “Peter(?) La Vallée, 1809.” Above this inscription is a note in another (?) hand: “Tonis(?) bought from | EC,” where “EC” may stand for Eugene O ’Curry. The MS. 12 F 8 is a transcript, mainly by O’Curry(?), of a considerable portion of this ms. A similar transcript by O’Curry is, I believe, in the possession of Dr. Douglas Hyde.

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1. Catechism, headed "An Teagosg Criosduighe annso sios. " Beg. An críosduighe thú. Iseadh maille re grásaibh ar ttighearna Íosa Criost.

17, 1.10. The Conflteor (An Fhaoisidin Ghionarálta) in Irish.

18 - 20. The mysteries (joyful, sorrowful, and glorious) of the Saltair Mhuire or Rosary of the B.V.M., followed by (p. 19, 1. 16) a note on kindred forms of prayer, including an Choróin Mhuire and an Choróin Íosa.

21. A note on a rosary in honour of St. Patrick, with the text of the Latin prayers which form part of this rosary.

23, 1. 9. Latin verses, viz. "Nuntius invisens natus praesens reperitur," 3 11.; and "Quis patitur? Christus, sapientia Patris," 8 11.

24. A brief description of debhí (sic) and four other metres, headed “Aisdí an Dána annso síos.”

26, blank.

27 - 28. Portion of an Ossianic poem, beginning and end missing. 13 qq. here, the first lines being Da xx deag [go ng] oil ngluinn do lodmuir a hAlmhuin uill.

29. anon. Dia do bheatha, a Naoidhe, anocht. 3 qq. + 1 st.

29 i. anon. Mairg, a shaoghail na mbréag, do chonnaic thú, a thrú. 3 stt.

30, 1. 5. anon. Smuín ar aladh dearnann Mhic Dé [na] ndúl. 3 stt.

31. Os fior mar fhuighlibh ag fáig gach foinn, 1 st. A Rígh shéimh do bhi a bpéin sa cceangal go cruaidh, 1 st.

31, 1. 9. anon. Creidim dhuit, a Abhlann uasal. 16 qq.

34. anon. Gabh comhairle, a Chríosduidhe. 28 qq.

39. anon. Fóir mh'angar, a Dhé bhí. 13 qq.

41. anon. An céimsi ad choinne, a Chuirp Dhé. 5 qq.

42. anon. Do ní duine Dia dhá mhaoin. 21 qq.

45. anon. Mairg rug ar an aimsirsi. 15 qq.

48. [Fearflatha Ó Gnímh]. Mairg do chuaidh re ceird ndúthchais. 26 qq.

52. anon. Mairg do ní cumann ris na mnaibh. 16 qq.

55. anon. An tusa an bhean do bhí sonn. 23 qq.

59. anon. Aoibhinn duit, a dhuine dhoill, | saoth learn gan t'aineamh oruinn. 7 qq.

60. anon. Na bí dom buaidreadh, a bhean. 5 qq.

61. anon. Uch fa ríor, ón uch fa ríor. 5 qq.

62. anon. Fuar do féin an croidhe tinn. 9 qq.

63. anon. A Dhuibhghil, an ccloin tú an gháir. 3 qq.

64. anon. Leatlitrom so, a ingliean Úghna. 7 qq.

65. anon. Mor mo ghalur do ghrádh mná. 5 qq.

66. anon. Truagh an duine mé. 19 qq. + 1 st.

67. i. D. o. má tá nac d. m . . . 3 cryptic 11.

68. anon. Do shloinnfinn díbh na chóig cháis. 6 qq.

69. [Mac Liag]. A Chinn Coradh, caidhe Brian? 9 qq.

70. [Math. Ó Hifearnáin]. A mhic, na meabhraidh éigsi. 6 qq.; rest missing.

71. [Uchán do lámh, a Dhuibhghil]. Acephalous; only last 5 qq. here.

72. anon. Slán le simeannrug (sic) Airt Óig. 3 qq.

72. m. Donnchadh Mór Ó Dálaigh. Cuaine rioghna rug Eadain. 28 qq. In praise of Muireheartaeh, Aodh, and Gofraidh, the three sons of Muireadhach Ua Morna.

77. anon. Beag mac Big, ón Beag mac Big. 3 qq.

77. i. A fhir thógbhus na taisi, 1 q.

78. [Eochaidh] Ó Heóghusa. Cuirfead so ionat, a Aodh. 18 qq. To Aodh Mág Uidhir.

81. Fearfeasa Ón Cháinte. Na tréig, a Thomáis, mheisi. 26 qq. To Tomás [Mac Muiris], son of Siobhán [do Róiste?].

85. Domhnall Ó Dálaigh. Cionnas mheastar macámh og? 40 qq. On Dáibhí do Róiste and his wife Siobhán (daughter of An Barrach Mór).

92. anon. A Shláine ingean Fhlannagáin. 6 qq.

93. Muireadhach Albanach. Saor do leandán, a Leamhain. 10 qq.; rest missing.

95. [Muiris mac Dháibhí Dhuibh. Fuaras each nách duaibhseach doirbh.] Acephalous; only 7 last qq. here.

96. idem. Beannaig an longsa, a Chríost cháig. 10 qq. + 1 st.

98. Fearfeasa Ón Cháinte. Gluais, a litir, go Lunndain. 28 qq. To Fínghin Mág Carthaigh.

101 m. Maoileachlainn na nUirsgéal O Huiginn. Lámh dhearg Eireann Ibh Eathach. 37 qq. On Art (son of Aodh, son of Art) Mag Aonghusa.

107 i. Fearghal Óg [Mac an Bhaird]. Teasda easgcara an fhiadhuig. 30 qq. On the death of Ábhartach, hound of Cúchonnacht Mág Uidhir.

112 i. idem. Mairg atá an uairsi gan Aodh. 13 qq. On the death of Aodh Mag Aonghusa.

115. Fearflatha Ó Gnímh. Táirnidh éigsi fhuinn Gaoidheal. 11qq.

117. anon. Fubún fúibh, a shluagh Gaoidheal. 10 qq. On the tame submissiveness of Irish princes, ca. 1545.

118. anon. Truagh sin, a dhreagan Doire. 11 qq. Inciting Aodh Geimhleach Ó Néill to action.

120. anon. Ní binn do thoronn rem thaoibh. 12 qq.

122 m anon. A fhir iomtha an aosa téd. 6 qq.

123 m anon. Dána dhamh gan bheith am thocht. 3 qq.

124. anon. Seachnuig súil ní nách faiceann. 3 qq. + 1 st.

124. i. anon. A bhean na ccíoch ccorrsholus. 28 qq.

129. anon. Ar craig aluinn na n-eas min. 9 qq.

130 i. anon. Neart Rí gréine ron cabhair. 3 qq.

131. anon. Gabh mo theagasg, a bhean bhán. 12 qq.

133. anon. Maith gach ní on easurra. 8 qq.

134. [Mac-con Ó Cléirigh]. A bhean na lurgan loime. 8 qq.

135 i. anon. Dlighthear díograis d'éanmhnaoi uaim. 5 qq.

136 m. [Maolmuire Ó Huiginn]. Slán uaim don dá aodhuire. 5 qq.

137. anon. Dubh Ruis do bo ríogha a ghnúis. 11 qq.; end missing.

139. anon. Seisear sa n-aghaidh soir. 7 qq. On Geilghéis, Créidhe, Cána, Cú-chuinneal, Deogh, and Lorcán,-all buried in Cill-mhic-duach.

140. Tadhg Olltach Ón Cháinte. Torchoir ceól Cloinne Cathail. 13 qq. On d. of Conchubhar Ó Conghalaigh, harper to Domhnall Ó Donnabháin.

142. anon. Mairg chaillios géag ghlanchumhra. 10 qq. On d. of Mathghamhain, the poet's son.

143. anon. Ní buan bláth a ccionn bhliaghna. 7 qq. On same subject as last.

145. [Gormlaith]. Mithid sgur do chaoineadh Néill. 10 qq.

147. Tadhg mac Dáire Mhic Bhruaidín (sic). Tairgidh mo sheachna, a shíol mBriain. 25 qq. A warning to the O'Briens that, if they interfered with his property, he would make them feel a poet's power.

151. anon. Cuirfiod mo dhruím ris an ttír. 3 qq.

151. i. M. a. (sic) ní macánta an nós dom é, 1 st.An, amh, as, e, do, di, 1 q.

152. anon. Comhfada a ré is raith Í Chaoímh. 14 qq. In praise of Art Óg Ó Caoimh.

154. Domhnall (mac Taidhg) Ó Dálaigh. Maith ráinig a ttreisi Taidhg [leg. Tadhg]. 46 qq. In praise of Tadhg an Fhórsa Mac Carthaigh, of Gleann-an-chruim, and his wife Eilíonoir, daughter of Ruaidhrí Mac Síthigh.

162. idem. Dia do bheatha, a Thaidhg mhic Taidhg. 10 qq. On Tadhg [an Dúna], son of the above-named Tadhg an Fhórsa.

164. anon. Do geineadh ingean ón umhla. 43 qq.

167. "Sgéal maith ar Mhiorbhuilibh Muire." Beg. Do bhi Iánamha shuairc shoicheinealach san domhan toir feacht naill.

171. anon. Mionn saoirbhreitheimh Sir Duimnic. 11 qq. In praise of Sir Doimnic Sáirseul, judge.

172 i. Beag mo spéis a mbriathruibh móra. 1 q.

173, scribbling in other hands.

174. anon. Gar dhod t'uaill claochlodh, a chuirp. 12 qq.

175. anon. Éisdig re moladh Mic Dé. 40 qq.

178. Pilip Bocht Ó Huiginn. Teine ar na fadág[h] fearg Dhe. 40 qq.

181. anon. Naomhtha an obuir iomrádh Dé. 44 qq.

184 m. A mhacaoimh shaoirbhreat [h] aig sheimh. 1 q.

184 i. Dá(?) muirbhfidís lac ... 1 q.; faded.

185. Tadhg (mac Diarmada Óig) Ó Dálaigh. Tarraidh tuisiol tír Luígheach. 34 qq. On the death of Sir Fínghin Ó Heidirsgeóil.

190. Donnchadh Ó Futhail. Adhbhar beadhghtha bás deisi. 40 qq. On the deaths of Conchobhar Ó Heidirsgeóil and his son Conchobhar Óg.

197. Fearfeasa Ón Cháinte. Leó féin chuirid clann Íotha. 46 qq. To Conchobhar Ó Heidirsgeóil.

203 i. Am aodhaire caomhna cean. 5 or 6 11. Followed by 2 Latin verses in a later hand, beg. " Pastor, arator, eques . . . ."

204. Giollabrighde Ó Heóghusa. Truagh an t-amharcsa, a Éire. 17 qq. On leaving Ireland.

206. idem. Slán agad, a fhir cumtha. 13 qq. Bidding farewell to his friend Eóghan.

209. Ó Dálaigh Cairbreach, .i. Conchubhar. Saoth leamsa luidhe Donnclmidli. 15 qq. On the illness of Donnchadh (son of Domhnall) Ó Donnabhain.

211. idem. Buan an rathso ar rí Clúana. 3 qq.

212. . idem. A Shiobhán, daingnidh ar ndáil. 9 qq. To Siobhán, daughter of Domhnall [Ó Donnabháin?].

213, 1.10. anon. A chompáin, coimhnig meisi. 3 qq.

213 i. Tre cheannarraic lucht fearainn is maoine is stóir, 1 st.

214. anon. Truagh do thoisg, a fhir na sgéal. 4 qq.

214. i. anon. Mairg do dhuine, mairg do neoch. 4 qq.

215. Gofraidh Mac an Bhaird. An sgitheach thú, a mhacaoimh mná. 7 qq.

216. Muiris mac Dháibhí Dhuibh. A ogáin, ón a ogáin. 9 qq.

217 i. idem. Sguir dod tshuirghe, lean dod leas. 9 qq + 1 st.

219, 1. 8. anon. A shaoghail, ón a shaoghail 9 qq + 1 st.

220 i. anon. Dfhágbhas an saogal séadach. 7 qq.

221 i. anon. Aghuidh gach droichsgeoil amach. 9 qq.

223, 1.6. anon. Ní hadhbhur seargtha go seirc. 11 qq.

224 i. Da mudh dubh an fhairrge, 2 qq.

225. anon. Mairg aga mbia meanma mhear. 8 qq.

226, 1. 6. anon. Aoibhinn beatha an sgoláire. 5 qq.

227. Mac Cearbhaill Bhuidhe [Ó Dalaigh ?]. Aisling ad chonnairc Cormac. 46 qq. To Ó Conchobhair of Conacht (viz., Aodh, son of Eóghan).

235. Domhnall Mac Bruaideadha. Lá dha rablia ós ráith Luimnigh. 32 1/2 qq. On the inauguration of Conchobhar Ó Briain.

241. Gofraidh Fionn Ó Dálaigh. Beir eolos dúin, a Dhomhnoill. 72 qq. To Domhnall Óg (son of Cormac) Mac Carthaigh.

253. Gillabrighde Mac Conmidhe. Aoidhe mo chroidhe ceann Briain. 54 qq.

262. Tadhg Dall Ó Huiginn. lad féin chinnios ar chloinn Néill. 49 qq. On Eóghan Óg Mac Suibhne.

270. Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird. Maith do suighidheadh síol Neill. 57 qq. On Toirdhealbhach Luineach Ó Néill.

280. [Brian Ruadh] Mac Conmidhe. Iomda urroirn ag Ultaibh. 37 qq. In praise of Neachtain Ó Domhnaill.

286. Tadhg Dall Ó Huiginn. Daoine saora síol Collha. 57 qq. On Cúchonnacht Óg Mág Uidhir.

296. idem. Mairg fhéachos ar Inis cCeithlionn. 38 qq. On a visit to Cúchonnacht Óg's castle of Enniskillen.

303. [Uilliam Óg Mac an Bhaird]. Gaodhil meallta no mac Néill. 40 qq. To Toirdhealbhach Luineach Ó Néill, urging him not to be beguiled into submissiveness by English gold or by love of ease.

309 i. [Maolmuire (mac Conuladh) Mac an Bhaird]. Iomchuir h'attuirsi, a Aodh Ruaidh. 46 qq. Cf. 3, 90 b; 4, 88.

318. Domhnall Mac Bruaideadha. Cia is sine chairt ar chrích Neill. 41 3/4 qq.; end missing. In praise of Séamas (mac Muiris) Mac Gearailt.

325. Gofraidh Fionn Ó Dálaigh. A Ghearóid, déana mu dhail. 51 qq. To Gearóid, son of the first Earl of Desmond.

333. Tadhg Dall Ó Huiginn. Deanam cunntas, a Chathail. 38 qq. To Cathal Ó Conchobhair.

340. Cúchonnacht Ó Fialáin. Bheith re dán dlighidh ollamh. 50 qq. On the honours conferred on poets; addressed to Tomas Óg (son of Tomás, son of Pilip) Mág Uidhir.

348. anon. Dreám dhuineata an dá Dhiarmoid. 47 qq., but the last line (if not more) is missing. On Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh, lord of Duhallow, and his son Diarmaid Óg. In the final qq. (p. 354) their wives are mentioned, viz., Aimín, daughter of An Róisteach, and Síle, daughter of Ó Súilleabháin Béirre.

355. anon. Deacair teacht re tréan Barrack. 51 qq. In praise of Dáibhí, Viscount Barry (and his wife, Oileun do Róiste).

362. anon. Duine deighmhisneach Dáibhíoth. 25 qq. On the same.

367. Domhnall (mac Taidhg) Ó Dálaigh. Beannacht duit, a Dhaibhi Óig. 43 qq. On the son and namesake of the subject of the two preceding poems (and on his wife, Eilís Puéur).

374. idem. Nocht dúin do sheirc, a Shéamuis. 16 qq. To Séamas, brother of the Dáibhí Óg of the preceding poem.

377. Giollabrighde Mac Conmidhe. Úirsgéal agamso mun aoir. 14 qq.; but the two last lines have been cut away. Aithirne's satire on the Modharn river, and its effects. The title tells us that the uirsgéal is excerpted from a poem composed for Ó Hanluain (viz., Giollapádraig); the poem referred to is that beg. Mairg do ghríos Giolla Pádraig.

379. Eochaidh Ó Heóghusa. Roinn leithe ar anbhuain Eireann. 53 qq. In praise of the Mac Suibhnes.

383. anon. Baoghal dí Iá an bhreitheamhnuis. 7 qq.

384. anon. Ní mé bhur n-aithne, a aos gráidh. 13 qq.

386. anon. Ionmhain, a bhean, h'óirneamh fhuilt. 6 qq. (incomplete?).

387. anon. A bhean atá lán dom f[h]uath. 6 qq.

388. anon. Mairg duin dar dhán. 7 qq + 1 st.

389. anon. Fada ag seargadh sinn. 8 qq.

389 i. anon. Mairg dara galar grádh baoth. 5 qq.

390 m. anon. Déanam fan moine so soir. 5 qq.

391 , 1. 10. anon. Saobh do chiall, a chroidhe leamh. 5 qq.

392. anon. Soradh slán don oidhche a réir. 6 qq.

392 i. Mo dheaghchnú gan cheilt tú go ccuirthar mhe a ccré, 1 st.

393. anon. Sí mo ghrádh, ón sí mo ghrádh. 5 qq.

393 i. Ni dhéan iomarca ar dhuine ar bheith míthreórach, 1 st.

394. anon. Tugus mo thoil do dhías bhan. 6 qq.

395. anon. Tugus féin mo ghrádh ar fhuath. 5 qq.

395 i. anon. Ní mheallfa tú mhisi, a bhean. 6 qq.

397. anon. Cumann fallsa grádh na bhfear. 5 qq.

397. i. anon. Tuirseach mhe dod chomannsa. 3 qq.

398. anon. Uch, a bhreac, do bhás. 14 qq.

399. anon. Fuaras fríth is misde mhe. 7 qq. + 8 stt., alternating.

400 i. Ag amharc bacholl sallta na ccámdhlaoi mbuídhe, 1 st.

401. anon. Deithfridh am dháil, a leobhráin. 18 qq.

404. Diarmaid Bán Ó Hanglainn. Saoghal so nach saogal damh. 6 qq.

405. As saogal nach saogal damhsa so, 3 stt.; perhaps supplementary to the preceding poem. Ar thoil na toile mas follus an tuigsi do bheith, 1 st.

406. Seaán Ó Cuiléin .i. an Sagart. A uaisle Muimhneach Guinn is Conaire is bhFáil. 6 st.; end missing.

407. Acephalous poem; first line here is0 dheonaig an Cumhachdach mo thúrnamh tráth. 7 stt. In praise of Dnl. Ó Súilleabháin, who had presented the author with an axe.

408, blank.