Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1297 Leabhar Bhriain Mhe Guidhir

  • Irish
  • c. 1716
  • distinct manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper
H 2. 6
Cat. no. 1297
Leabhar Bhriain Mhe Guidhir
Provenance and related aspects
c. 1716
c. 1716
Origin, provenance
Provenance: County Fermanagh
County Fermanagh/Fear Manach
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ass. with Brian mac Conchubhair Mág UidhirMág Uidhir (Brian mac Conchubhair)
(fl. 1660–1726)
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Seán Mac GabhráinMac Gabhráin (Seán)
(fl. early 18th c.)
Magauran (John), Mac Gabhrán (Seán)
Irish scribe.
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Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Scribe Seán Mac Gabhran (angl. John Magauran or Magovern). Seán Mac GabhráinMac Gabhráin (Seán)
(fl. early 18th c.)
Magauran (John), Mac Gabhrán (Seán)
Irish scribe.
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Scribe There is a flyleaf which contains a eulogy for Brian Mag Uidhir, including a pedigree. Gwynn (recte Abbott) suggests that its scribe and author is not Seán Mac Gabhran but another, “trained scribe”.
Brian mac Conchubhair Mág UidhirMág Uidhir (Brian mac Conchubhair)
(fl. 1660–1726)
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Codicological information
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distinct manuscript
Foliation / Pagination
The manuscript contains 9 sections more or less corresponding to 9 individual tracts. Each of these is paginated separately.
Distinct units
Dublin, Trinity College, …  inserted leaflet

Tadhg Ó Nechtain’s poems for Francis Sullivan.

Table of contents

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Secondary sources (select)

Dinneen, Patrick S., Me Guidhir Fhearmanach / The Maguires of Fermanagh: .i. Maghnus agus Giolla Íosa, ‘dhá mhac Dhuinn Mhóir mic Raghnaill’, Dublin: M. H. Gill & son, 1917.
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69–72 (about the manuscript, in Irish); 139–140 (contents of the manuscript, in English)
Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
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74–78; 336 direct link
Hyde, Douglas [ed.], Giolla an fhiugha: The lad of the ferule; Eachtra cloinne rígh na h-Ioruaidhe: Adventures of the children of the king of Norway, Irish Texts Society, 1, London: Irish Texts Society, 1899.
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C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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April 2012, last updated: November 2022