Eachtra cheithearnaigh Uí Dhomhnaill‘The adventure of Ó Domhnaill’s kern’
- Early Modern Irish
- Irish literature
Irish humorous romance set in the time of Aodh Dubh Ó Domhnaill and written perhaps in the 16th century. The story deals with a kern (ceithearnach, a kind of lightly armed foot-soldier) who appears to Ó Domhnaill and his men and is able to perform a series of magic tricks or spectacular illusions. In some of the MS copies, he is ultimately identified with Manannán mac Lir.
- London, British Library, MS Additional 18747 [c. 1800]f. 64r ffTranscribed from a manuscript written by Pádraig Ó Pronntaigh. This copy was used by O'Grady for his edition.
- (Unidentified)A second copy used by O'Grady is found in “a MS. written in the county Cavan in 1847 by Silvester M'Gibney, a country schoolmaster, and now owned in London by Norman Moore, M. D., who kindly placed it at my disposal.”
- Different version
- (Unidentified)Morris's copy is from “a MS. in my possession, written in the year 1733 by Pádraig Ó Pronntaigh Mhic Néill [who] appears to have been a professional scribe.”
- (Unidentified)Morris collated the above version with a copy in a MS that was in the possession of Douglas Hyde, written in 1763, again by one Pádraig Ua Pronntaigh Mhic Néill.
- Further copies
- Early Modern Irish
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