verse beg. Sloinfead scothadh na Gaoidhilge grinn

Ó Neachtain (Tadhg)
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A versified Irish list (26 qq) of scholars and scribes active in Dublin in the early 18th century. T. F. O'Rahilly, who produced an edition of the poem, attributes the poem to Tadhg Ó Neachtain, who also wrote the manuscript in which the poem is attested.
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  • Sloinfead scothadh na Gaoidhilge grinn
Tadhg Ó NeachtainÓ Neachtain (Tadhg)
(c.1670–c. 1752)
Irish scribe and scholar, son of Seán Ó Neachtain.
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Baile Átha Clíath ... Dublin
County Dublin
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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] OʼRahilly, T. F., “Irish scholars in Dublin in the early eighteenth century”, Gadelica: A Journal of Modern-Irish Studies 1:3 (1912–1913): 156–162.
CELT – Edition: <link> – Edition of the poem (pp. 158-161): <link>
[ed.] Connellan, Thaddeus, An duanaire, fonna seanma, danta, agus ranna ... : a selection of Irish melodies, poems and moral epigrams, collected from ancient manuscripts and oral tradition, Dublin: Printed for M. Goodwin, 1829.

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Ní Shéaghdha, Nessa, “Irish scholars and scribes in eighteenth-century Dublin”, Eighteenth-Century Ireland 4 (1989): 41–54.
Dennis Groenewegen
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