A copy, finished, according to the colophon, March 10, 1643, of the Foras Feasa, or history of Ireland to the English Conquest, Written in 1643 in Ireland
A copy, finished, according to the colophon, March 10, 1643, of the Foras Feasa, or history of Ireland to the English Conquest, in Irish by Geoffrey Keating (here 'Ketting'), who died about 1650. MS. Ir. d. l is an 18th-cent. English translation, and other copies are mentioned in the D.N.B.
- Creation: Written in 1643 in Ireland
Language of Materials
MS. Fairfax 29
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3909
Owned by Ellis FitzGerald, whose scribblings occur on fly-leaves at both ends, and perhaps by Edmond Walsh (fol. 157v rev.). There is a note, explanatory of the title, by Tully Conry (fol. ii). A fragment, probably 14th cent., taken from the binding is from a commentary on a philosophical work.
On paper, binding, parchment from an earlier work
9 1/5 × 7 2/5 in. (kept in box 12 1/5 × 9 in.)