Manuscripts

Castlerea, Clonalis House, Book of O'Conor Don

Book of O'Conor Don
  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper
Paper manuscript containing an extensive anthology of Irish bardic verse.
Identifiers
Title
Book of O'Conor Don
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xvii
17th century
Hands, scribes
Aodh Ó DochartaighÓ Dochartaigh (Aodh) / Doharty (Don Hugo) (fl. 17th century, first half) – Irish soldier and scribe. His patron was Capt. Somhairle Mac Domhnaill for whom he compiled two volumes of Irish verse, namely volume b of UCD Franciscan MS A 20 (Duanaire Finn) and the Book of the O'Conor Don.
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Patron
Somhairle Mac DomhnaillMac Domhnaill (Somhairle) (c. 1586–1632) – (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.
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Codicological information
Material
paper

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Sources

Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <http://www.isos.dias.ie>.
[‘Book of the O'Conor Don’] direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Macháin, Pádraig, “An introduction to the Book of the O'Conor Don”, in: Ó Macháin, Pádraig [ed.], The Book of the O'Conor Don: essays on an Irish manuscript, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2010. 1–31.
Simms, Katharine, “The selection of poems for inclusion in the Book of the O'Conor Don”, in: Ó Macháin, Pádraig [ed.], The Book of the O'Conor Don: essays on an Irish manuscript, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2010. 32–60.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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