Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in Royal Irish Academy

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Book of Ó Lochlainns

18th cent. Paper. 12¼ X 8. pp. 280 numbered, with 8 unnumbered pp. at beginning and many more at end. Scribe: Aindrias Mac Cruitín, in Moyglass (Magh-ghlas), co. Clare, in 1727 (v. pp. 1, 108, 128, 171). Pp. 279-280, though in the scribe's hand, do not belong to the MS., and were formerly a loose and unpaged leaf. Between pp. 52 and 53 a leaf has been cut out; but the excision was probably made by the scribe, for there is no loss of text. Bd. in leather. Once owned by Seamuis Ó Morán, who has scrawled his name on P. 1. Formerly in Stowe and Ashburnham collections.

The MS. was copied (in part, at least) from a MS. which been written for the late Ó Lochlainn, viz. Donnchadh, son of Toirdhealbhach (see scribal note, p. 15). The present MS. was written for Brian Ó Lochlainn M.D. (cf. p. 1), whose marriage is celebrated in the poem on p. 279. A note in English, written in a hand other than the scribe's, near the end of the MS., tells us that "Doct Brien o Loghlen" died 18 Sept., 1734, and it also records the births of his children, Terence, Brien and Mary. Most of the volume deals with the O Lochlainns (16th-18th centt.) or kindred families, or with the legendary Ulidians from whom they were supposed to have sprung. The poems on pp. 15-24 are addressed to the contemporary Toirdhealbhach Ó Lochlainn or to his wife. The next four poems (pp. 25-28), and also those on pp. 33-34, deal with Donnchadh Ó L. (1714) and with his wife. The next three poems (pp. 36-39) deal with the father of this Donnchadh, viz. Toirdhealbhach Ó L. The following brief pedigree will show how these are related to the leading branch of the family in the sixteenth century :

(1) UAITHNE, of Gragan, lord of Burren, co. Clare, t 1590 (Fiants Eliz., 4761; FM.). His eldest son, Maoileachlainn (1562, FM.), was father of Uaithne, otherwise Uaithne Mór, of Muckinish and Glencolumb-kille, who died s.p.em> 1617 (FM. s.a. 1590; Fiants Eliz., 6562; Frost, History of Clare, pp. 307, 440). Another son of the elder Uaithne was

(2) ROSA, tanist, and of Glencolumbkille, in 1585 (Fiants Eliz., 4761; ef. FM. s.aa. 1585, 1590), father of

(3) MAOILEACHLAINN, of Gragan, 1623 (Frost, p. 308), father of

(4) UAITHNE ÓG, of Gragan, living in 1642 (Frost, pp. 308, 347; cf. further 2, 180 a), father of

(5) TOIRDHEALBHACH, of Termon (cf. Frost, p. 590); married a dau. of Donnchadh Ó Briain. Their son was

(6) DONNCHADH, of Ballyallaban (of. Frost, p. 590), 1714 ; married Siúan Nuinseann (1712). Their son was

(7) TOIRDHEALBHACH, who, with his wife, Máire Ní Ghráda, was living in 1727.

The unnumbered pp. at the beginning of the MS. are blank save for a partial list of contents in a later hand.

P.

1. Scribal note on the date, etc., of writing the MS., beg, Ceathrar do ní díon dá gach ealadhain; iodhón log, aimsior, tachad sgríbhinne, & pearsa. The pearsa is given as Brian mac [space] dochtúir leighis. The scribe here suppresses his own name.

2. Treatise on the Irish alphabet, headed "Don mhodh ara ttigthior chum na teangan Ghaoidhilge do leaghadh & do sgríobhadh go comair annso." Besides Ceithre hamhar-choill ríomhthar ann, 2 qq. (p. 2), the following isolated qq.are quoted : Naomhtha an obair iomrádh Dé; Iomrádh Dé diadha an obair; Cuir srian lém chorp, a Choimdhe; Úir mo charad seach úir oile, p. 3. Neimhthinn an galor é an grádh; A cholonn, cuimhnigh do chríoch; Ar ghrádh Dé gnóthaigh ón Róimh, p. 4. Ní hionrádh aithfrionn gan fhíon; Mar umha dá sgriosadh lé sgiain; Ní chluinim aonfhocal ar mo chluais; Ní thig grádh gan gríosadh gruadh; Mairg ehreidios do ghrádh mná; Gearr mhairios bláth na bréige, p. 5. Also Óigfhir mhir mhómhair don arradchru réigh, 1 St., p. 4.

6. List, of contractions, headed "Clár athchumaire nó noduighiochta san Ghaoidhilg. "

7. Genealogies of some of the principal families descended from Fearghus mac Róigh and Conall Cearnach (both of the race of Íor), viz. Ó Lochlainn, p. 7; Ó Conchubhair Corcmoruadh, p. 10; Mac Cruitiín, p. 10; Mág Raghnaill, p. 11; Ó Conchubhair Chiarraighe, p. 11; Mág Aonghusa, p. 12.

13. List of those kings of Ireland who were of the race of Ior, with the lengths of their reigns.

15. Aodh Buidhe Mac Cruitín. Crann ós gach coill craobh Eamhna. 41 qq.

18. idem. A óig do fuineadh as cuisle na mearlaoich ccruaidh. 12 stt.

20. Seán Ó Huaithnidhe. A bhláith na bhflaith nár ghabh an dlíghe mur rogha. 9 stt.

22. Aindrias Mac Cruitín. Créad nách canfuinn cúpla bhéarsa ar aisde thúta. 6+1 stt.

24, 1. 6. Aodh [Buidhe] Mac Cruitín Ní ghrádhaimsi acht mná maithe d'árdchraoibh fhéil. 2 stt.

24, 1. 5. idem. A bhéith mhonglag mhúirneach gan mhasla gan bhéad. 1 st.

24 i. Tomás Ó Conduibh. Ó chath Cúchuluinn gadh builg ler ghaodadh a mhac. 4 stt.

25. idem. Orchradh dér Donchadh caomh Ó Lochluinn a ccré sínte. 4 + 1 stt.

26. Aodh [Buidhe] Mac Cruitín. Éag Donchadh is dul daoine. 18 qq.

27 i. [idem]. Nochtaim do chléir Éirionn s dá nollamhain áin. 7 stt.

28 i. Aindrias Mac Cruitín. Ochán mar síosadh síol Róigh. 33 qq. +1 st.

31 i. Aodh [Buidhe] Mac Cruitín. Beannaigh an bárc bláthshnoighthe béalchúmtha. 5 qq.

32 m. The arms of O'Loghlen (Meirge nó suaithchiontus Uí Lochluinn), in Irish and English. The Irish consists mainly of 1 st. of verse, beg. A ccampa Uí Lochluinn ba follas a mbláthbhrat sróill.

33. Aodh [Buidhe] Mac Cruitin. Ní cás comhadh go bás ban. 13 qq. + 1 st. The end of the poem has been written on p. 36 instead of on p. 34, a mistake to which the scribe calls attention in a note on p. 35.

34. Aodh Buidhe [Mac Cruitín]. [A] fhir mhórchroidhidh don Róchraoibh da ngéilleadh cliar. 3 stt.

34. i. idem. A shearc suadha is saoithe don bhleachtbhuaile ríogha. 3 stt.

36. Eóghan Ó Dálaigh. Do bhéar mo bhuantoil tar mh'ais. 14 qq.

37. Aindrias Mac an Bheatha. Deacair dréim ré cineadh Rois. 28 qq. + 1 st.

39. Aindrias Mac Cruitin. Fada b[h]úr ccodla b[h]úr cceas. 46 qq.

43. A cheann chríche Bóirne s a chroinn díona deoradh. 2 stt. (previously given on p. 35 of this MS.) of the poem A shearc suadha is saoithe . . .

43 i. Tomás Ó Conduibh. Is dian an gholair[t] so ag sgolaibh na Syren sámh. 4 stt. This and the three next poems deal with the death of Brian (s. of Rosa) Ó Lochlainn.

44. Aodh [Buidhe] Mac Cruitín. A chara na n-órd n-eolghlan gan truailliodh riamh. 4 stt.

45. Tomás Ó Conduibh. Preamhphlanda na hEamhna sna Craoibhe Ruaidh. 4 stt.

45 i. E [= Aodh] Buidhe [Mac Cruitín]. Cáin is mo tógbhadh don tsaorbhuidhin áigh. 4 stt.

46. Fionnghuala inghean Domhnaill Í Bhriain. A n-ainm an Spioraid Naoimh h'imríghe, Uaithne. 49 11. (mostly arranged as four-line stt.'). On d. of Uaithne [Mór Ó Lochlainn].

48 m. anon. Tuar guil, a chuilim, do cheol. 7 qq. + 1 st.

49. Seán mac Conchubhair. Is cóir mheasaid cách gur mheath an dáil mheardha mhór. 1 st.

49 m. Maoilín Óg Mac Bruaideadha. Ó cheathrar gluaisid Gaoidhil. 69 qq. The pedigree of Uaithne Ó Lochlainn, A.D. 1594.

54 i. anon. Féachaidh cáirdios cloinne Róigli. 38 qq.

57. Genealogical tract on the posterity of Conchubhar and of Fearghus mac Róigh.

59 i. Gofraidh Mac an Bhaird. Fán Ráith imrid aicme Ír. 41 qq. On the Ó Fearghails.

62 i. anon. Lámh dhearg Éirionn Íbh Eathach. 38 qq. Cf. 2, 210.

65. Tuileagna Ó Maolchonaire. Maith b[h]úr bhfíor catha, a chlann Roigh. 61 qq. To Uaithne Ó Mórdha.

69 i. anon. Fian Laoighse na síodbhratach crannruadh an áir. 2 stt.

70. anon. Connall na ngliaigh ndiachrach & Cú na ccleas. 5 stt. On d. of Uaithne Ó Mórdha.

71. Conchubhar (mac Toirdhealbhaigh Óig) Ó Conchubhair. A shúilín chroídhe, léig dhíot do shuan go fóill. 13 stt. On d. of Uaithne Mór O Mórdha.

73. Lughair file. Clann Fhearghuso clann ós cách. 35½ qq.

76. COGADH FHEARGHUSA AGUS CONCHOBHAIR. Beg. Ar tteacht an chúigidh do Chonchubhar 7 ar n-ionnarbadh Fhearghuso is é eolus a ttáinig go hEochaidh Feidhlioch go Teamhraigh.

81. FOGHLAIM CHONCULAINN. Beg. An tan do bhí Cúchuloinn na mhacaomh óg go mbuaidh ccrotha 7 dealbha 7 déighdhéanmha.

95. OIDHEADH CHLOINNE HUISNEACH. Beg. Do rineadh fleadh móradhbhal lé Conchubhur 7 le maithibh Uladh.

108. CATH LEITREACH RUIGHE. Beg. Áirdrígh ró ghabh flaithios & forlamhas ar Éirinn .i. Fáchtna Fathach mhic (sic) Rúghraighe mhóir.

111. CATH RUIS NA RÍOGH FOR BÓINN. Beg. Tráith fá raibhe Conchubhur mac Fachtna Fáthach áirdrigh Uladh a méirtne & a móircheas ré rae chian 7 ré haimsir fhada.

128. BRISLEACH MHÓR (MS. Bruisleach) MHUIGHE MUIRTHEIMHNE. Beg. Feacht naon dá ttangodor Ulaidh go hEamhain Macha go subhach soimheanmnach 7 táinig Cuchulainn go Dún Dealgan. Followed by (p. 155) DEARGRUATHAR CHONAILL CHEARNAIGH; beg. Dála bhfear nÉirionn, do bhádar trí lá 7 teora n-oidhche ré haghaidh Chongculainn.

171 i. Cúchulainn. Truaigh sin, a aoinmhic Aoife. 11 qq.

172 i. Iongnadh lióm is é gan glas, ½ q., by Ó Móirín. Múinidh Ó Móirin dá thoigh, ½ q., by Ó Maolchaoine. Na ríghthe má fhághaid neamh, 1 q.

173. Muiris (mac Dáibhí Dhuibh) Mac Gearailt. Beannaigh an longso, a Chríost cháigh. 6 qq. only.

173 i. idem. Do bronnadh dhamh cara chuilg. 6 qq. + 1 st.

174 m. idem. Fuaras each nach duaibhsioch doirbh. 6 qq. + 1 st.

175. Tadhg Ruadh Ó Conchobhair. S do chleasaibh an tsaoghail tslím. 8 qq.

175. i. Seán Ó [leg. Mac?] Riagáin. Is truaigh in toisg mur caointear leat. 8 qq. A reply to the last poem.

176. Muiris (mac Toma) Ó Maolchonaire. Orpheus óg ainm Eoghain. 7 qq. In praise of a harper, Eóghan Ó Hallmhuráin.

176 i. anon. Borb an Iá luan an Bhrátha. 24 qq. The "Dies irae" in Irish.

178. anon. Is olc atá Éire anocht. 17 qq.

179 m. anon. Tiocfaidh am, ón tiocfaidh am. 7 qq.

180. Tadhg mac Dáire. Mór atá ar theagasg flatha. 55 qq.

183. [idem, or Domhnall Ó Maolchonaire]. Aoidhe ó cCais na chrích féin. 10 qq.

184. Lochlainn óg Ó Dálaigh. lonmhuin triúr táinig dom fhios. 20 qq. On Tadhg (s. of Domhnall), Conchobhar, and Tadhg (s. of Murchadh) Ó Briain.

185 i. idem. Léigidh dhamh mo Dhomhnall féin. 20 qq. A warning to other poets that the author has sole rights to Domhnall (s. of Toirdhealbhach) Ó Briain.

187. anon. Gabhuim mo dheich rian [leg. rainn] san rian. 10 qq. + 4 stt., the latter beg. Tugusa searc nách casfaid síothmhnáibh suilt. In praise of Murchadh Ó Briain.

188. Mac Dáire [recte Maoilín Óg Mac Bruaideadha]. Tug dhamh h'aire, a Innsi an Laoigh. 69 qq. On the lords of Thomond from Donnchadh Cairbreach to Donnchadh the fourth Earl; dated 1588.

193. [Tadhg mac Dáire. MS. has "An fear céadhno cct."] An tú mh'aithne, á Innsi an Laoigh. 30 qq. A dialogue between the poet and the neglected court of the O 'Briens in Ennis.

195. idem ("An fear céadhno cct."). Mithid dul dfáighil mfiach. 43 qq. On Donnchadh (s. of Brian) Ó Briain, of Carraig-ó-gcoinneall.

197 i. Conchobhar Mac Cruitín. Ríghin mo thriall go triath Baisgne. 37 qq. On Tadhg (s. of Toirdhealbhach) Mac Mathghamhna, of Cluain-idir-dhá-lá.

200. anon. Maith re sírleanm[h]ain síol mBriain. 24 qq.

201 i. Bíodh nách dáilfeadh Rígh neimhe, 1 q.

202. Torna Éigeas. Dáil chatha idir Chore is Niall. 57 qq.

206. Tadhg mac Dáire. Olc do thagrais, a Thórna. 35 qq

208. Lughaidh Ó Cléirigh's A T[h]aidhg, na tathaoir Tórna (63 qq.), and Tadhg mac Dáire's Éisdsi, a Lúghaidh, rém labhra (172½ qq.), combined in dialogue form.

224. Roibeard Mac Artúir's Measa, a Thaidhg, do thagrais féin (34 qq.), and Tadhg mac Dáire's Go ccead dod ghairm, a bhráthair (67 qq.), similarly arranged as a dialogue.

231 i. Tadhg mac Dáire. Ní guais leam t'urchar, a Aodh. 11 qq.

232. Aodh Ó Domhnaill's Measa do thagrais, a Thaidhg, and Tadhg mac Daire's Ní breath orm do bhreith, a Aodh, arranged in dialogue form; in all 238½ qq.

248. [Baothghalach Ruadh Mac Aodhagáin]. Mairg darb feithiomh fear gaoil. 12 qq.

249. Tadhg mac Dáire. A dhuine labhras an laoidh. 24 qq.

251. Lughaidh Ó Cléirigh. Ná brosdaigh mise, a mhic Dáire. 17 qq.

252. Tadhg mac Dáire. A Lúghaidh, labhram go séimh. 30 qq.

254. Baothghalach Ruadh Mac Aodhagáin's Fuiridh leam thagrasa, a Thaidhg (12½ qq.) and Tadhg mac Dáire's Ní theithim ré tagra maoith (19 qq.), arranged in dialogue form.

256. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain. A Aodh óig na n-each luaith. 8 qq.

257. Ná hosglaid Muimhnigh a mbéal, 1 q.; by "an t-úcaire Ulltach. " Leath Eoghain ceart cródha is úire sluaigh, 1 st., by "an t-úcaire Muimhneach."

257. Seán Ó Cléirigh. Eistig, a éigsi Banba. 65 qq. + 1 st. (beg. A éigsibh dfág áirdfhine Ír gan luadh).

262. Tadhg mac Dáire. Fághaim ceart, a chlann Éibhir. 37 qq.

264 m. Lúghaidh, Tadhg & Tórna, 1 q., by Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire. Uisge dfear an mhuilinn mhoill, 1 q.

265. Seán Ó Conaill. An uair smaoinim ar shaoithibh na hÉirionn. 486 11.

279. Aindrias Mac Cruitín. Créad fá n-uaibhrid a chéile. 6 qq. + 6 stt., alternating. On the marriage of Brian Ó Lochlainn and Isibeul Ní Chaitheasaigh, 1728.

On three unnumbered pp. bound in at the end of the ms. but having no connection with it originally are, in various hands : a prayer, said to have been found on the tomb of the B.V.M., beg. [A] Thighearna romhilis, a Íosa Chriosd, aonmhic na Maighdine, dated 1705, also the name Padrui[g] O Duibgeannain, and some genealogical memoranda mostly relating to descendants of Conchobhar Og (m. Taidhg m. Briain m. Maghnusa).