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  • c. 1586–1632
  • Flanders
(Captain) Somhairle Mac Domhnaill, soldier who belonged to Clann Dhomhnaill of Co. Antrim; ended up in Flanders in 1616 to join the Irish regiment of the Spanish army; a patron who commissioned the compilation of Irish manuscripts.
  • Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, Poland, Vienna
Irish scholar who has been identified as a “a member of the Royal Irish Academy [since 1847], the Irish Archæological Society, and the Celtic Society; from 1850 onwards he appears in Dublin directories as Pursuivant at Arms in Dublin Castle”.
  • fl. 15th century
Cormac Mac Duinnshléibhe (Mac Duinntshléibhe / Mac Duinn Shléibhe, angl. Mac Donlevy), 15th-century Irish translator of a number of medical treatises.
  • fl. 16th century
  • Dún Ard ... Co. Wicklow
Fearghal (mac Tomáis) Mac Eochadha of Donard (Dún Ard), Irish poet, mentioned as a rymor in the Fiants of Elizabeth I, and identified as the author of the poems beg. Mairg do-ní deimhin da dhóigh and Mairg do-ní nama da charaid

Mac Eochagáin (Conall) See: Conall Mageoghegan

Mac Eochagáin (Mageoghegan) family,
  • d. 11 June 2023
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.
  • Lecán ... Lackan (Co. Sligo)
Irish scholar and scribe of the Mac Fhir Bhisigh learned family
Dubhaltach (Óg) Mac Fhir Bhisigh, Irish historian and scribe, member of the learned Mac Fhir Bhisigh family in Connacht
medieval Irish poet, ollam
Mac Fhirbhisigh (Mac Firbisigh, angl. Firbis), an important learned family of historians and scribes based in Co. Sligo

Mac Fhir Léinn (Eoin) See: John C. MacErlean

[MacClancy (anglicized)], important learned family of legal experts.
Irish scribe, son and assistant of Giolla Íosa Mac Fhir Bhisigh

Mac Gabhann (Peadar) See: Peter J. Smith

  • fl. early 18th c.
Irish scribe.

Mac Gabhrán (Seán) See: Seán Mac Gabhráin