Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

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19th cent. Paper. 19 x l5 cms. (a) Pp. 84 [scribal pagination [17]-[103] (pp. 71-83 in roman numerals) with loss of pp. 39-40 and 1 p. unnumbered after 51; only a tiny fragment of pp. 60-61 survives], (b) Pp. 124 (scribal pagination, 1-61, now continued in pencil; leaves cut out without loss of text after pp. 78, 100). (c) Pp. 114 (scribal pagination, 3-54, now continued in pencil; pp. 9-10 half-leaf with no loss of text). Last page of each section soiled. Ruling by dry point; some titles roughly ornamented; rough drawings on (a) p. 103, (b) p. 111. (c) pp. 100, 108. Scribe: Sylvester Gibney (a Gibne) ( (a) pp. 58, 81, 100, 103; (b) pp. 43, 123, (124); (c) pp. 10, 20, 36, 58, (60, 115)) in the following years: (a) 1812-15 (pp. 27, 43, 50, 58, (59), 80, 81, 88, (94, 99) ); (b) 1822-3, 1825 (pp. 43, 78, 123); (c) 1815, 1819 (pp. 9, 20, 58). Place of writing not given but MS is of Meath-Cavan provenance.

Bound in hare-skin; front cover loose. Two slips of paper pasted on outside front cover (multilated) on which the following can be read: (a) 'Catalogue No. ( )' (in pencil); (b) '17, Drom (?) Luaman II [red ink] [Ja]mes Coyle, Dungimm[on], Mountnugent, Co. Cava[n]'. Letter from S. Mac Conglinne, secretary, Gaelic League, dated 5/7/1954, confirming presentation of MS to Franciscan Library, attached inside front cover. Some loose papers inserted in MS, including: (a) 1 leaf containing fragment of 'Achtradh Chuinn' (running title) probably in an 18th cent, hand; (b) Leaf bearing in pencil 'Mr Coyle, Dungimmon N S, From Owen Cadden'; (c) Note concerning this MS, referring to (b) p. 60 as 'p. 60 in old MS'; (d) Short list of school books and other matter. MS previously described by É. Ua Muirgheasa, GJ 14 (1905) 808-9, and by C. Mooney, Breifne 1959, 113-17.

Signature of Peadar Ó Dálaigh occurs at (a) p. 103 and (b) p. 120 (see below). Other jottings: (1) (a) p. 94 m. Cipher, in scribe's hand. (2) (b) p. 123. 'Thomas Daly'. (3) (c) p. 88 i (inverted). 'Mr James Carpenter, Ordinance Survey Office, Southamton, England'. (4) (c) p. 91, right margin. Name 'James' and other scribbling. Name also occurs at (c) p. 109 marg. (5) (c) p. 115 m. 'Sylvester Gibney his hand and'; 'Hugh Nelson, Thomas Monaghan, Mr Sylvester Gibney, A person of renown, A Better Writer I am sure could not be found'; 'Geabhar sin achairde ~ failte an leabhar uaim, ach ta duil agam asharmhic go ccurthar sgath ar mo laimh gan stuaim' (1 st., written as prose). (6) (c) p. 116. Miscellaneous scribbling (much defaced). See also (a) p. 103 and (b) p. 104. P. 100 of (c) occupied by three drawings of a religious nature. See also (b) p. 124.

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p.

[17]. [Laoi an Deirg. Aithreósad caithréim an fhir mhóir.] Acephalous. Beg. here Da dheirc ghorma ghlasa. 69 qq. (?). Laoithe na Féinne (1941) 130-36.

27. 'Laoidh an Conluigh an ceathradh la fichead don marta' ['1812' above line]. Air tteacht don mborb omhir asteach. 56 qq.

36. 'Beanacht B(h?)oinne', ['Farewell to the Boyne' in red ink], A Bhoinn bhi aig siol Chuinn. 48 ll. divided into eleven irregular stanzas. Gloss in red ink on p. 37 m, right margin. Ed. from other MSS by M[uireadhach] M[éith], An tUltach Nodlag 1934, 8.

38. 'Laoid Tesgaidh na bFiann'. (Tá) damhach mhor ( )lan do irigad 7 do oir. 11 qq. (?). Writing very faint. Cf. BM Cat. ii, 136-7.

43. 'Laoidh an Tuirc an tochtadh la deug don mi december ambliaghin daosan tigearna' ['1812', upper margin]. La da raibh Fionn na Flaitha. 43 qq. (?). Foll. (p. 50 i) by 'Finis de sin an cearthadh la 20 don mi October ambligain daos an tigearna 1814'.

51. 'Tuireamh Shomhairle Mic Don[aill]', ['dirge elegy lamentation or victory (Elegy on Sorley Mac Donnell)' in red ink]. Sa nEachruim an air ataid na gomnaigh. 202 ll. + 1 st. giving date 1691. Notes and glosses in red ink on pp. 57-8. Foll. (p. [58] i) by colophon: 'Finis de sin an treas la do Januaraidh. Ar na sgriobha le Silbhester a Gibne ambliadhan do aois an tigearna M DCCC XIV . . . . Is gach duine do chifis do chluinfis no do leighfios an beag saothar so tugadh se beanacht le anam an sgriobhnora Amen 1814', ['3rd. January' in different hand]. Ed. from other MSS by S. Laoide, Duanaire na Midhe (Baile Átha Cliath 1914) no. XLIII.

59. 'Suibh na Heirionn an treas la do Januaraidh', ['Dirge of Ireland by Bishop O Connell' in red ink]. Anuair smuaigh-nuighim shithibh na hEiriond. 18+432 ll. (gap due to loss of pp. 60-61). English trans. of line 1 in red ink on p. 59. Foll. (p. lxxx.5) by 'Finis de sin an ceathradh la deug donmi Januaraidh amb[l]igain daois an tighearna M DCCCX[IV ?]'. Ed. from other earlier MSS by C. O'Rahilly, Five seventeenth-century political poems (Dublin 1952) 50-82.

80 m. 'Reseapta no leighios air an ghuta', ['Receipt for the cure of the gout' in red ink]. Aithne damh da ghalar do bheith cnapaigh anguta. 24 ll. Foll. (p. lxxxi m) by colophon: 'Finit de sin an ceathradh la deug don mi Januaraidh 1815. Air na sgriobha le Sdhlvester a Gibneadh . . . . Is gach duine do chifios do chluinfios no da leighfios an beag saothair so tugadh se beanacht air anam an sgriobhnora amen. Bolg an tseolair mainm gan gho aclerigh choir guidhbh go ger Leis an sgriobhnoir abheith gan bhroin gol lero go Flaithios De. Sdhlbhester a Gibneadh alaimh sgriobha . . .'. Ed. from other MSS by É. Ó Muirgheasa, Dhá chéad de cheoltaibh Uladh (Baile Átha Cliath 1934) 264-6.

82. 'Duinn Mhic Muire'. Is aluinn duinn mhic Muire. 35 qq. One or two additions in later hand. Ed. from other MSS by É. Ó Muirgheasa, Dánta diadha Uladh (Baile Átha Cliath 1936) 210-16.

87 m. 'Dies Irae Dies Irae' [sic]. La na feirge la na stoirme. 32 ll. Foll. (p. 88 i) by 'Finis de sin an tochtadh la fichead do Januaraidh 1815'. Not listed in Éigse 2 (1940) 137-8.

88 i. 'Laoidh Mhanus Mhoir'. Cha raibh breag adtrean neart Ghuill. 52 qq. (?). Foll. (p. 94 m) by 'Finis de sin an tochtu la don mi Fhabhra 1815 . . .'.

94 i. 'Canamh Bhfhailaidh an tochtula deug don mi Fhabhra'. Creud e an sprocht no an tocht so air Ghaoluibh. 112 ll. Last line: 'Se mainim go fíor Menicolatis'. Foll. (p. 99 m) by 'Finis de sin an taonadh la ficead don mi Fabhradh'. Ed. by J. O'Donovan, The tribes of Ireland (Dublin 1852) 28-32.

99 m. 'Eisedhrie ar dtiairna'. Eisedhrie is binne da gualas. 32 ll. Foll. (p. 100 i) by 'Finis de sin, Sylvester Gibney his han[d]'. A version of the text published in D. Hyde, The religious songs of Connacht I (London and Dublin 1906) 356-8, and An Lóchrann 11/12/1910, 2 [=An Seabhac, An seanchaidhe Muimhneach (Baile Átha Cliath 1932) 377-8].

101 'Miubh na bpeacach air Iosa'. Iosa go ndibridh tu mo fhear 7 mo fhuadh. 24 ll.

102.3. 'Dann an Oilean Padruig'. A cuideata dhilis gluasaidh sios liom. 28 ll. Foll. (p. [103] i) by scribal signature, 'Sylvester Gibney' (twice), drawing of rider on horse, list of male Christian names, some scribbling, and the name 'Peadair a Daleadh'.

(b)

1. 'Saigart Meise Caricleic mar aleanas'. Air cheist aoneach abheith ar seachran. 184 ll. Ed. from this MS by É. Ó Muirgheasa, Amhráin Airt Mhic Chubhthaigh II (Dún Dealgan 1926) 30-34, 67-70; see also idem, Amhráin na Midhe (Baile Átha Cliath agus Corcaigh 1933) 148.

9 i. 'Eislinn Peaduir Ui Bhraonan'. Le tuitim na hoidhche dol trid na sluaghte. 86 ll. (1. 2 being repeated). Ed. by É. Ó Muirgheasa, Dhá chéad de cheoltaibh Uladh (Baile Átha Cliath 1934) 229-32, evidently from this MS, with the omission of 9 lines.

13 i. 'Canamh Philip .I. Sgeachan'. Chuala me tracht ar dhealg laban. 64 ll.

16 m. 'Seolamh an Spailpin an so sios'. Anuar arachus tu go Cillmhaonan tuill aris go Bolortheadh. Verse and prose. Partially ed. from this and another MS by É. Ó Muirgheasa, Amhráin na Midhe (Baile Átha Cliath agus Corcaigh 1933) 141-7; see also BM Cat. ii, 137.

21 i. 'Laoidh na Sealga'. A Padruig ni cuala amadh Sealga. 115 qq. Marginal notes in later hand.

38. Bruighin Cheise Corrainn. Beg. Anuar a bhi Fionn mhac Cumhaill 7 fianaibh Eirionn a nEirinn (?) abfad oshon. Ends (p. 43 i) gur ruinn se cu cuin agus madamh ar gach giolla fallumh 7 duine araibh ann agus da mbeinse an geabhan cionn aca. Foll. by 'Crioch de sin. Air na sgriobha le Silbhester a Gibne ambliaghan daois an tigherna 1822 &c', and 'Sil a Gibne, a la(i?)m sgrioba' in ogham. Ed. from Edinburgh XXXVI by N. Ní Shéaghdha in Trí bruidhne (Baile Átha Cliath 1941) 3-15 (see also pp. vii-ix).

44. Bruighin Eo(c)hadh BEil Deirg. La naon da raibh Fionn mac Cumhail air druim Gailbhe (?). Ends (p. 60.3) aig sin mur do sgar Eochaidh bhig dearg 7 T.D.D. ris an fian. Crioch. Ed. from TCD H. 5. 28 with variants from RIA 12 F 7 by M. Ní Mhuirgheasa in Trí bruidhne (Baile Átha Cliath 1941) 40-107 (see also pp. xiii-xvii).

60.5. 'Laoidh Catha Gabhra'. Inis sin a Oisin. 43 qq. Foll. (p. 63 m) by 'Rosgafile Osguir mc. Oisin re hucht chatha Gabhra'. Eirigh a Osguir fheil. 75 qq. Cf. C. Brooke, Reliques of Irish poetry (Dublin 1789) 151-9, 296-7; N. O'Kearney, Ossianic Soc. Trans. I (1854) 68-133, 154-61.

69 m. 'Laoi Mhánuis Mhóir'. A Chléirigh do chanus na psailm. 49 qq. In red ink. Laoithe na Féinne (1941) 155-60. Foll. (p. 78 i) by A bhrathar ionnmhuin mo chleibh do leighios mo sgríbhin. 2 scribal qq. giving date of writing as 1825, with '1800 / 25 / 1825' in margin.

79. Headed 'An tochtmhadh cab. athrachtus air eiseirghe an tighearna . . .'. Dia Dómhnaigh air maidin anathsgarad laoi ghlan. 505 ll., breaking off at p. 97 i. Part of Beatha Chríost; cf. ed. of Á. Ní Chróinín (Baile Átha Cliath 1950) 11. 2820-3324.

98. 'Orha an Duradain'. Beg. Ortha chuir Muire le suil Cholmcille. 5 ll. Cf. BM Cat. ii, 80. Rest of page and all of pp. 99-100 blank.

101. COMHRADH ANANAM DAMANNTA AGUS A CHUIRP LE cheile. First chap. beg. La da raibh dithrebhach bennaigh don fhuil riogha fhranca is ba subhailca naomhtha ann abeatha é. Ends (p. 107 m) Chuaigh se an sin an eadochas anuar abhuan se adhuil do chobhar De na nuile comhachta. Finis Amen. Ed. from other MSS by S. P. Ó Domhnaill, Lia Fáil 3 (1930) 37-86; see also Catholic Survey 2 (1955) 79.

107 i 'Dán Cheitinn mar aleannus'. Is fáidh bréagach an sáoghalsa sna húmhlaidh dhó. 24 + 2 stt. Ed. from other MSS by E. C. Mac Giolla Eáin, Dánta . . . Sheathrúin Céitinn (Baile Átha Cliath 1900) 31-7; cf. Éigse 3 (1942) 278-304 (B, 46). Foll. (p. 111 i) by coloured drawing of monk or priest.

112.  Blank.

113.  'Luan la an bhriagh'. De Luain la an bhraigh tucadh cruneadh (?) air siol Adhamh. 110 ll. Gloss in red ink on p. 116.

117.3. 'An Dan Breac'. Na claoite fuaris Adhbha le na chlannuibh. 82 11. See É. Ó Muirgheasa, Dánta diadha Uladh (Baile Átha Cliath 1936) 195-202.

120 m. 'Dan Sliabh Sian'. Is farsaing dealis (?) [altered to dealbhtha] pobul De. 44 qq. Note on p. 120, lower margin: 'This beautiful Poem is not correct. Peadur Ua Dalaigh'. Foll. (p. 123 i) by colophon: 'Air na sgriova le Silvester mhac Gibne a mbliagan daois an tigherna' 8 ccead [deug cancelled] gan bhreig ar mhile. 1 st. '1823' (twice). See ed. of T. Ó Máille, Archiv. Hib. 2 (1913) 256-73.

124. Is iomdha tiogh a mBallacliath. 1 q. Rest of page blank except for names 'Sylvester Gibney' and 'John MCormick'.

(c)

3. 'Duan hi Dubhagainn'. Bliadhain so solus adath. 79 qq. Double columns. Foll. (p. 9 i) by 'Finis de sin an naoithamh la fiochead don mi September 1815'. See BM Cat. ii, 43.

10. Irish alphabet. Beg. A. ailm, B beith. . . . Foll. by 'the irish alphabet read By Sylvester Gibney'.

11 (trans.). 'Comhradh an duine ~ bhais'. Cia he siud hal aig teacht go tti me. 260 ll. Double columns except on p. 18. Foll. (p. 18, right margin) by 'Ta móran de'n dán so nach bhfuil ann so', in another hand. See An Gaodhal (Brooklyn) 2 (1883) 236, 238; Irish Echo (Boston) vol. II (1888-9) nos 11, 13, 15, 18-22 (text and trans.); P. Ó Briain, Cnuasacht chomhagall (Baile Átha Cliath 1901); BM Cat. ii, 36-7.

19. On the value of the Mass. Beg. Adeir St Augustin naomh ann so guidhbe eisteas aifreann go hiomlan .... List of 14 advantages accruing from full attendance at Mass. Foll. (p. 20 i) by 'A leightheor ghradhaigh guidhe air anam an sgriobhnora air shonn De .i. Sdhlbhester a Gibne air na sgriobha le Selbhester a Gibnea amb[l]iagain do aois an tighearna 1815'.

21. 'Blah-na-Batriarch', ['fame-of-the Patriarchs' in blue ink in another hand]. A bhlath na bpatriairch 7 inighin. 128 ll. Ed. from other MSS by É. Ó Muirgheasa, Dánta diadha Uladh (Baile Átha Cliath 1936) 103-110.

26. 'Ag so Na crícha Deighionach'. A dhaoine cuimhnaigh air mbur gcriochuibh deighnach. 273 ll. Foll. (p. 36.3) by colophon: 'A leightheor gradhaigh guidhe air anam an sgriobhnor air son De .i. Sylvester a Gibneadh'. See IBL 19 (1931) 80-81; Béaloideas 4 suppl. (1934) 31, 48; IMN 1953, 61-3; BM Cat. ii, 102-3; Clár Lit II (1939) nos 342, 342b, 343, 347, 859.

36 m. Taivse Werleno an so mar a leanas. Beg. Do bhi feacht naile Rioghthil a mBoichemia duine airthighe .i. dairab ainim Meirlino. Ends (p. 58 m) ag teagasg 7 ag tairaing na gcriostaighe cum De uile chuimhachtaigh 7 ag tabhairt gloire donn Athair agus don Mac agus don Spiorad Naomh Amen. Glosses in late hand on pp. 51, 55, 57. Foll. by colophon: 'Ag so finis do bheatha Mheirlino an cearthu la don mi Mhairta ... 1819, Sdhlbester Gibnedh'. Ed. from other MSS by R. A. S. Macalister, ZCP 4 (1903) 394-455 and separately, Dublin 1905.

58 m. 'Rann Diagannta an so'. Mo ghradhsa mo Dia mo ghairdta mo leag. 8 stt. Heavily glossed in red ink. Poem is by Tadhg Gaelach Ó Súilleabháin and was first published in the Pious miscellany [for editions and related MSS see GJ 15 (1905) 49-51; IBL 1 (1910) 34, 59, 129-30; Waterford Arch. Soc. Jn. 14 (1911) 113-22; R. Ó Foghludha, Tadhg Gaedhlach (Baile Átha Cliath 1929) 143]; re-edited many times.

60-61. Blank except for word 'Sylvester' on p. 60.

62. Achtra an Wadrigh Waoil. Beg. Seilg 7 fiach 7 fian chosgur do comoradh le Righ Artuir Mhic lobhair .... Incomplete. Breaks off (p. 87 i) 7 fuar e na thoirchionn suain 7 siorcodhalta, duisgios Sir Bh. air sin e 7 fiafraighus (an, catchword). Most of p. 85 blank with a corresponding gap in the text. 7 ll. on p. 84 in red ink. See BM Cat. ii, 271-2.

88. Almost completely blank (see above).

89. 'Sirigh Fhionn Mhic Cubhall. Oisin ta gan bhrid. c.100 qq., written irregularly.

101. 'Marthainn Veannaiy Phadruig an so sios'. Claoitair sinn go fach (?) fiall an sa goll. 32 ll. (?). See BM Cat. ii, 136; An Seabhac, Béaloideas 4 (1934) 264-76; M. MacNeill, JRSAI 79 (1949) 100-109, The festival of Lughnasa (Oxford 1962) 403-4 and Appendix I (L).

102. 'An peacach uaibhrach an so'. A pheacaidh uaibhridh tionntadh nuas. 4 stt. A version of the poem (beg. 'S é Luan an tSléibhe Luan an léirscrios) printed in É. Ó Muirgheasa, Dánta diadha Uladh (Baile Átha Cliath 1936) no. 13, and elsewhere.

103 m. 'Do Pianntaigh Ifrinn an so'. Bet le glaca na carann tuightigh cior duibh. 19 stt. Printed in M. Kennedy, The spiritual rose (Monaghan 1800 etc.).

107. 'Ag so Comhradh ann anam damanta leis an corp' (106 i). A deir an tanam glanuim achluig chuirp. 9 stt. Foll. (p. 108 i) by drawing representing the Crucifixion. Printed Kennedy, op. cit.

109. 'An fiach feargach ~ a buagadh (?) airr'. Aithreasaid cathreim do. 28 qq. (?).