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Romantic stories etc., in Irish prose and verse

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MS. Irish e. 3
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Romantic stories etc., in Irish prose and verse, among which are:

  1. P. 1. Agallamh na Seanórach (the Old Men's colloquy: part only)
  2. P. 29. Dearg-ruathar Chonaill Chéarnaigh (rout of Conall Cearnach)
  3. P. 57. Eachtra Thoirdhealbhaigh Mic Stairn agus a thriuir mac (adventures of Turlogh and his three sons)
  4. P. 170. Tuireadh Sheáin Ui Chonaill (John O'Connell's lament)
  5. P. 211. Eachtra Chlainne Righ-na-Hiorruaidha (adventures of the King of Norway's sons); see MS. Irish c. 1.
  6. P. 295. Cath Fionntragha (battle of Ventry harbour)
  7. P. 373. Eachtra nan Oinmhid (the fool's discourse)
  8. P. 428. Cath Chriona

The above description is compiled from the Reeves catalogue, Quaritch's Rough List, and the handlist.


  • Creation: Written in more than one hand, 1766-1789, 1816, etc.


476 pages

Language of Materials

  • Irish

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Irish e. 3, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Irish e. 3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19142


Romantic stories etc., in Irish prose and verse

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 31531

Custodial History

'Richd Clancy his book bought from Wm. Walsh of Carricbeg March 25th 1804': Walsh's writing is also in the volume: 'Eduard O'Reilly.' In the (bp. William) Reeves sale, 1892, lot 822.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Quaritch (Rough List 132, no. 389) in March 1893.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/8 × 6 3/8 in.

Romantic stories etc., in Irish prose and verse
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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