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Mac Fhir Bhisigh (Ciothruadh mac Taidhg Ruaidh)

  • fl. 1510 x 1530
  • Irish people, scribes, manuscript collectors and owners
Mac Fhir Bhisigh, Ciothruadh mac Taidhg Ruaidh - apparently a great-great-grandson of the scribe Giolla Íosa Mac Fhir Bhisigh. He is known primarily because he added a footnote to cols 380–81 of Yellow Book Lecan (TCD 1318), in which he states his name and gives the title of the manuscript as Leabhar buidhe ‘Yellow book’. When Ciothruadh's manuscript was bound together with other, unrelated parts, the title was carried over to the compilation as a whole.


See also: Mac Fhir Bhisigh familyMac Fhir Bhisigh family
Mac Fhirbhisigh (Mac Firbisigh, angl. Firbis), an important learned family of historians and scribes based in Co. Sligo
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Sources

Secondary sources (select)

O'Sullivan, William, “Ciothruadh’s Yellow Book of Lecan”, Éigse 18:2 (1981): 177–181.
Oskamp, Hans P. A., “The Yellow Book of Lecan proper”, Ériu 26 (1975): 102–121.