Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

A 33

MISCELLANEOUS FRAGMENTS

A collection of paper fragments bound together in cover similar to those of A 30 etc., with 'A 33' in gilt on spine. Pp. 1-114 were placed in their present order and given a continuous pagination (on the rectos only) by Father P. S. Dinneen, who also made a manuscript list of their contents.

The sections are as follows: (a) l-[2]. 10 x 15 cms. (b) 3-[28]. 19 x l5 cms. Lower out corners torn away with loss of text, (c) 29-[32]. 20 x 15 cms. (d) 33-6. 19 x 13.5 cms. (e) 37-40 (now bound in more correct order, 38, 37, 39-40). c. 20 x 15.5 cms. No. '29' in ink on p. 39, upper margin. (f) 41-8. 20.5 x 16 cms. (g) 49-50. 21 xl4 cms. (h) 51-4. 22.5 x 16 cms. (i) 55-86 (older pagination, 1-28, on pp. 55-82). 21 x 15.5 cms. (j) 87-98. c. 23.5 x 17 cms. Loss of text at lower outer corners. (k) 99-114. 20.5 x 16.5 cms. Name 'Br. McNevin' on p. 99, right margin. (1) 115-116. 16.5 x 10.5 cms. Stamp of St Isidore's College, Rome, on p. 116. (m) 117-[118]. 11.5 x 10.5 cms. (n) 119-[120]. 18.5 x 9.5 cms. (o) 121-[128]. 20.5 x 16 cms. (p) [129-32]. Two fragments. (q) 133-[152] (numbered correctly but bound 143-[152], 133-[142]; foliation in pencil, 1-10 as now bound; older foliation, 1-4, on pp. 133 ff.). 17 x 13 cms. Stamp of St Isidore's College, Rome, on some pages. (r) [153-4]. A tiny fragment mounted on tissue paper. (s) [155-6]. 20 x 16 cms. Apparently a copy-book cover: coloured pink on verso. '281, Vol. 9' in pencil on p. [155].

Most of the fragments appear to date from the 17th century, but section (k) is 18th century and sections (d) and (s) probably 19th century.

There are no scribal signatures. Sections (f) (h) (i) and possibly (r) appear to be in the hand of Br Míchéal Ó Cléirigh. The hand of section (k) seems to be that of Seón Lloyd, the poet (ob. c. 1786), and section (p) may be the work of Brian Mag Niallghuis, scribe of A 19 and probably A 25. Sections (c) and (m) are by the same hand; section (e) by a hand which also appears in A 25; two hands (pp. 133-9 and 143-[146]) appear in section (q).

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1. 'Tabula inveniendi primam Dominicam Quadragesimae' (p. 2 i). Beg. Ise adhbhur in chláir so . . . . P. 2 blank except for title.

3. Six separate fragments of Foras Feasa ar Éirinn. Correspond to ITS VIII (1908) 11. 71-284, 990-1142, 3098 ff. with omissions, 1489 ff. with omissions, 1669-3097 (pp. 13-28); ITS IV (1902) pp. 156 ff. (pp. 11-12). From this it appears that pp. 7-8 should follow p. 28 and that pp. 11-12 belong at beginning. Frequent marginal notes and comments.

29. Account of ancient kings of Connacht. Beg. Maine aithremhail mac Aillealla 7 Medhbha. Ends (p. [20] i) Féch leabur Lecain, et leabhar Bhaile an Mhótaigh dó sin. Pp. 31-2 blank except for 2 11. of writing on p. 32, upper margin.

33. Sermonette on birth and infancy of Christ. Beg. A cháirde glac subhailce roimh gíneamhuin air Tíghearna. Ends (p. 35 i) agus glóire shíorie an sa tsoil le teacht. Pp. 34, 36, almost completely blank.

37-40. Two fragments of Cath MAighe Tuireadh. Ed. by B. Ó Cuív, Celtica 1 (1946) 111-17.

41. Alphabetical list of names, chiefly, if not exclusively, of saints. In double columns. Beg. Adamnan ua Tinne. Ends (p. 48 b 3) Usaille a cCill Usaille. Rest of column blank.

49. Part of alphabetical list of Irish saints. In double columns. Beg. Diarmaid Glinne hUisen. Ends (p. 50 b i) Maiccridhe .i. Aongus.

51. Fragment of Foras Feasa ar Éirinn. Beg. Da ccuiredh aoinneach aniongnadh. Corresponds to ITS VIII (1908) 11. 228 ff. Pp. 53-4 blank.

55. Fragment of historical tract dealing with l1th cent. Irish history. Beg. Et da mhac Eochadha .i. Cúduiligh, et Domhnall. Ends (p. 82 i) An Murchadh mac Floinn uí Mhaoilseachlainn adubhramar do marbhadh eiséin accionn teora noidhce cona laithibh iar ngabhail forlamhas (et, catchword). Lower half of p. [66] left blank for poem by Flann Mainistrech. Mentions 'duain do rinne Maoilín óg Mac Brúaideadha fuair bas an blíadhainsi daois Criost 1602' at p. 79 m. Pp. 83-6 blank.

87. A dhuini nách cret (?) íar ccóir. 86 qq. Scribal note, p. 88 i: 'as ro olc an páip[éar] et ní fearr an peann'. Ed. by A. G. van Hamel from Brussels 5100-4 in RC 37 (1919) 345-9; translation and comment by G. Murphy, 'Eleventh or twelfth century Irish doctrine concerning the Real Presence', Medieval studies presented to Aubrey Gwynn, S.J. (Dublin 1961) 19-28.

[92]-8. Blank.

99. Seádhan Ó Conuill. An uair smaoinim air shaoithibh na hÉirionn. 38 stt. Breaks off incomplete at p. [106] i. Ed. from other earlier MSS by C. O'Rahilly, Five seventeenth-century political poems (Dublin 1952) 50-82.

107. Mairg agá mbí meanmna mear. 6 qq. Measgra Dánta I (1927) no. 3.

107 m. Neimhthinn an galor é an grádh. 8 qq. Dánta Grádha (1926) no. 8.

[108] m. Measuid lucht fóid Fóla is níor meallag na fir. 1 st. Printed BM Cat. i, 697.

[108] i. (a) Truagh sin a leabhráin bhric bháin. 1 q. Cf. Dánfhocail (1921) no. 130; RC 45 (1928) 305; IBL 20 (1932) 7. (b) An briste sin Chseoin. 1 q. Cf. Dánfhocail (1921) no. 225.

109. 'Spáinéirín speirgéisioch spórtamhúil do bhí ag Séafra Ó Donnchadhú dar chómhbháinim Druimín . . .'. Is brónach mo thocht. 26 + 1 qq. Ed. from other MSS by P. Ua Duinnín, Dánta Shéafraidh Uí Dhonnchadha an Ghleanna (Baile Átha Cliath 1902) no. 6.

[112] m. Ní chodhlan an míol buídhe. 4 qq.

[112] i. Ná bí silteach air sráid. 1 q. Cf. Dánfhocail (1921) no. 178.

113. Oisín mac Finn. Lá dá raibh Fionn ag ól. 19 qq. 'Laoidh an Bhruit', studied by L. Chr. Stern, ZCP 1 (1897) 294-326, and by G. Murphy, ITS XLIII (1954) 153-61.

115. Headed '1654'. As baile mar ainm Árás. 17 qq. Verso blank except for stamp of St Isidore's College and the words 'Dán Arás'. Ed. from this MS in An Síoladóir 2 (1921) 67-8.

117. 4 qq. numbered 9, 10, 25, 33. Beg. Manot gaba na catha. These are from the Old Irish metrical rule (beg. Comae ríaguil in Choimded) ed. from Brussels 5100-4 and other MSS by J. Strachan, Ériu 1 (1904) 191-208, 2 (1905) 58-9.

119 (trans.). List of six words beginning with in-. Last word, inneach, illustrated by quatrain beg. Glor an aingil ag at inneach. Verso blank.

121. List of words, mainly in alphabetical order, with number-references. Double columns except on p. [126]. Writing on outer half of pages only. Most of p. [126] blank.

127. 'Comhanmanna druinge donaomhaibh na hErenn'. 22 names, with number-references. Beg. Aodhán 17. Ends Lochán .6. Portion of leaf cut away. Verso blank.

[129-32]. Miscellaneous jottings, apparently exercises in penmanship, including scriptural quotations, lines and headings of poems etc., some repeated several times. Three different styles of writing.

133. Eoghan ruadh Mhac an Bhaird. Gabh [recte Glac, as in ending] a chompáin comhairle. 51 qq. Ed. from this MS, An Síoladóir 3 (1922) 50-53, and from this and 8 other copies by C. Mhág Craith, Dán na mBráthar Mionúr (Baile Átha Cliath 1967) no. 14.

[138]. 'Briatra S. Froinnsias re na braitribh ann so'. Mor dho gheallsam úain. 6 qq. 'An fear cedna no Aodh mac Aingil', according to the list on p. 143 below. Ed. from Brussels 5100-4 and this MS by F. O'Brien, IER 36 (1930) 517-20 and by C. Mhág Craith, Dán na mBráthar Mionúr (Baile Átha Cliath 1967) no. 32.

[138] m. Beatitudes in verse. Beannuighthe na boicht. 6 qq. Ed. from this MS by C. Mhág Craith, op. cit., no. 33.

139 m. 'Oibriocha na trocaire ann so .c.' Cúairt gun té nach slán. 1 qq. Pp. [140-42] blank. Ibid., no. 34. This and the previous two poems seem to be the work of Aodh Mac Aingil (ibid., notes).

143, [146]. List of poems, mainly by northern poets. Headed 'In chartis sequentibus contenta'. First poems mentioned are those contained on pp. 133 ff. here. Mentions about ten MSS with references such as 'in alio charta', 'in alio MS. in quarto', etc. Pp. [144]-145, 147-[152] blank.

[153-154]. Tiny fragment containing annalistic matter; dates 1031, 1088, 1121, 1122, occur.

[156]. Ní bfuil bean da macantas. 1 q.