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A translation of the Foras Feasa ar Eirinn

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MS. Irish d. 1
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A translation of the Foras Feasa ar Eirinn, a history of Ireland to the English Conquest by Geoffrey Keating, entitled 'A Defence of the true History of Ireland ...', in two books. At the end are some Irish pedigrees, and on p. 310v a modern pedigree of the O'Kellys of Aghraan, Galway, in the 16th-18th centt.


  • Creation: Written in the first half of the 18th century (?)


310 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Irish d. 1, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Irish d. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19141


A translation of the Foras Feasa ar Eirinn

Biographical / Historical

Geoffrey Keating (c. 1570-1644) was an antiquary.

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. VI, no. 31530

Custodial History

With the modern armorial bookplate of James Christopher FitzGerald Kenney of Kilclogher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian at a Dublin sale, May 1893.

Physical Facet

On paper


11 7/8 × 7 1/4 in.

A translation of the Foras Feasa ar Eirinn
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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