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Irish tales and poems belonging to the Ossianic cycle

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MS. Irish e. 2

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Irish tales and poems belonging to the Ossianic cycle:
  1. (fol. 1). 'Teoruigeacht Saidhbhe ingine Eoghain oig annso sios', a tale.
  2. (fol. 6v). 'Eachtra Toluinn iolcrothach mic righ na h-Easbainne sonn', a tale, imperfect at end.
  3. (fol. 17). 'Laoithe Oisin & Pattruig' in two hands, the first (which the colophon shows to be that of James O'Uirthuille of Bal-an-Cuistlaine [note by E.W.B.N.: 'Bal an Cuistlaine' is Irish for 'Castletown', but a number of places have the latter name], who wrote it in 1808-1809) on fols. 17-25, 113-end, the second on fols. 26-112.
The above description is chiefly from notes by the rev. C. Plummer, made in July, 1887.

Dates

  • made up of two MSS. written early in the 19th century

Extent

131 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Irish

Preferred Citation

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

MS. Irish e. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20028

Abstract

Irish tales and poems belonging to the Ossianic cycle, made up of two MSS. written early in the 19th century.

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. V, no. 29647.

Custodial History

At least fol. 131 was part of a copybook of Jo. Alrick Seannell of Castle-town in 1834: the volume was owned by David Brick of 21 Hatton Garden, London, in 1866.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Edwin Parsons (catal. 190, no. 574) on April 5, 1886, for £2 2s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

7 7/8 × 6 1/2 in.
Title
Irish tales and poems belonging to the Ossianic cycle
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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