Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 6131-6133 Leabhar inghine Uí Dhomhnuill

  • Irish
  • s. xvii1
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper
Early seventeenth-century Irish poem-book, thought to have been compiled on behalf of Nualaidh, daughter of Aodh mac Maghnusa Uí Dhomhnaill.
Leabhar inghine Uí Dhomhnuill

Or in English, ’The book of O’Donnell’s daughter’.

Provenance and related aspects
s. xvii1
early 17th century, or first half.
Origin, provenance
Origin: Louvain, St Anthony's College
Louvain, St Anthony’s College
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ass. with Nualaidh Ní DhomhnaillNí Dhomhnaill (Nualaidh)
Irish noblewoman belonging to the Ó Domhnaill family, daughter of Aodh (mac Maghnusa) and sister of Aodh Ruadh Ó Domhnaill.
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Irish Franciscan College in Louvain.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Table of contents

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Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] “Royal Library of Belgium”, Anne-Marie OʼBrien, and Pádraig Ó Macháin, Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2019–present. URL: <>.
[dig. img.] Belgica, Online: Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, 2012–present. URL: <>.

Secondary sources (select)

Walsh, Paul, “The Book of O Donnell's daughter”, in: Paul Walsh (ed.), Irish men of learning: studies, Dublin: Three Candles, 1947. 179–205.
Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “A collection of poems on the O'Donnells”, Ériu 4 (1908–1910): 183–190.

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C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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