Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D ii 1

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Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D ii 1

Book of Uí Maine
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Identifiers
Location
Collection: Stowe and Ashburnham
Shelfmark
D ii 1
Classification
Cat. no. 1225
Title
Book of Uí Maine
(also: Book of the O'Kellys; Book of Ó Dubhagáin)
Description
A fragment which originally belonged to the present manuscript is now preserved in London, British Library, MS Egerton 90.
Provenance and related aspects
Date
1394
1394
Hands, scribes
Ádhamh CúisínCúisín (Ádhamh)
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Fáelán Mac a' Gabann na ScélMac a' Gabann na Scél (Fáelán)
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The main scribes identified by Kathleen Mulchrone in the catalogue description are Ádhamh Cúisín (Adam Cusin) and Fáelán Mac a' Gabann na Scél (d. 1423 AFM), whose signatures can be found on ff. 47r, 47v, 54v and 55v. At least four other hands have been detected (see Macalister and Ó Muraíle).
Patron
Muircheartach Ó CeallaighÓ Ceallaigh (Muircheartach)
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Codicological information

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Per the catalogue description, folio numbers are those indicated in pencil (ff. 1-143), while numbers in brackets follow an older foliation.

ff. 1-38

Genealogical section
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ff. 39-69

Mainly verse.
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f. 39(95)ra–f. 41(97)vb
Prose Banshenchas
Prose version
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f. 41(97)vb–f. 44(100)va
Metrical Banshenchas
Metrical version beg. Adham aenathir na ndhain
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f. 44(100)vb–f. 47(103)rb
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f. 47(103)rb–f. 47(103)vb
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f. 47(103)v–f. 47(103)v
Colophon
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f. 47(103)vb–f. 47(103)vb
Ceithre coimperta caema
Incipit: ‘Ceithri coimperta caemha’
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f. 47(103)vb
Irish tract on the meaning of birthdays
Incipit: ‘Neach genes i nDomnach’
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f. 48(104)ra–f. 49(105)rb
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f. 49(105)va
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f. 49(105)vb
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f. 50(106)a
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f. 50(106)b
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f. 52(108)va
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f. 52(108)vb
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f. 53(109)ra
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f. 53(109)rb
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f. 53(109)va
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f. 53(109)va
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f. 53(109)va
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f. 53(109)vb
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f. 53(109)vb
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f. 53(109)vb
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f. 54(110)rb
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f. 54(110)va
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f. 56(113)va
The heading Sequitur do Dhuanaibh Diadhachta. Gofraid Ó Cl- cc occurs here, referring to the following sequence of religious poems attributed to Gofraid Ó Cléirigh.
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f. 56(113)va
Tabhraidh onóir don Aoine
Poem (33 qq) ascr. to Gofraidh Ó Cléirigh.
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f. 56(113)vb
Maith re coinnmheadh coinneamh Dé
Poem (36 qq)
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f. 57(114)rb
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f. 57(114)vb
Dligid íasacht
Poem (32 qq)
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f. 58(115)rb
Sa ráith-se rugadh Muire
Poem (32 qq)
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f. 58(115)vb
Fuigeall beandacht brú Muiri
Poem (37 qq) ascr. to Gilla Bridi
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f. 59(116)rb
Mairg nach tathaigh na trátha
Poem (25 qq) ascr. to Donnchad Mór Ó Dálaigh
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f. 59(116)vb
Gabham deachmhaidh ar ndána
Poem (75 qq) ascr. to Donnchad Mór Ó Dálaigh
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ff. 70-83

Prose tales, Lebor na cert, etc.
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ff. 84-114

Dinnshenchas Érenn and other texts
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84(143)ra.1-18
Introduction to the Dinnshenchas Érenn
MS heading: ‘Seanchas Dind Erenn annso dorigne Amhargein mhac Amhalga in fili do na Deisibh .i. fili Diarmada meic Cearbhaill’
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84(143)ra-rb.2
Dinnshenchas of Temair V
Incipit: ‘Teamhair Taillte tir naenaigh’Poem (20 qq). Much use is made of the ceann faoi eite.
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84(143) inf.
Dinnshenchas of Temair I
Two qq. belonging to the poem beg. Teamair Breagh cidh ni diata
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84(143)rbv.3ff
Dinnshenchas of Temair (prose)
MS heading: ‘Teamair .i. muir Tea’
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84(143)rb
Dinnshenchas of Temair I
Incipit: ‘Teamair Breagh cidh ni diata’Poem (9qq). See 2qq added to the lower margin).
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84(143)rb
Dinnshenchas of Mag mBreg
Incipit: ‘Magh mBreagh canas ro ainmniged’Prose.
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84(143)rb
Dinnshenchas of Mag mBreg
Incipit: ‘Mag mBreoghain buaidh ar mb[u]naidh’Poem (1q).
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84(143)rb-vb
Dindgnai Temrach
Incipit: ‘Da dingnaib na Teamhrach and seo’Prose text. Marginalia: single line (top left) and a paragraph in the right margin.
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84(143)vb.inf-85ra.31
Dinnshenchas of Temair II
Incipit: ‘Dabeir maisi dona mnaib Teamair’Poem (18 qq). Attr. to Cinaeth (i.e. Cináed úa hArtacáin).
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85(144)ra-rb
Dinnshenchas of Temair III
MS heading: ‘Cuan ceicinit’Incipit: ‘Teamair togha na tilach’Poem only (33qq). Attr. to Cuan.
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85(144)rb-va.23
Dinnshenchas of Temair IV
MS heading: ‘Cinaeth Ua Hartacan hui Cormaic cecinit. Do suidigud Tighi Cormaic’Incipit: ‘Domhan duthain a laindi’Explicit: ‘... Doman duthain a laindi’Poem only (18 qq). Ends with cenn fo eitte and Doman duthain a laindi.
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Dinnshenchas of Achall
MS heading: ‘Dumha nEirc canas rohainmigheadh. Ni ansae’Incipit: ‘Eearc mac Cairbri meic Eirc meic Cairbre Niafer’Prose only (no poem).
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ff. 115-143

More verse, glossaries (e.g. Sanas Cormaic), Cóir anmann, wisdom literature, the Triads, Auraicept na n-éces
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ff. 144-157

Prose tales and verse
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The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)
Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts.
and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).
Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.
(Text)
f. 152 (211) va  
incipit: Absdolon adba na righ   23 qq.
(MS)
85(144)va.24-va.
rubric: Dumha nEirc canas rohainmigheadh. Ni ansae   incipit: Eearc mac Cairbri meic Eirc meic Cairbre Niafer   Prose only (no poem).
(MS)
f. 47(103)rb–f. 47(103)vb
(Text)
f. 47(103)rb–vb  
(Text)
f. 2(25)vb.inf-3v.m  
incipit: Aibhind sin, a Eriu ard   93qq.
(Text)
ff. 74ra–75rb  
(Text)
f. 24r  
Fragment
(Text)
ff. 142r–142v  
(Text)
ff. 82v–83ra  
Ascribed to Gilla Cóemáin
(Text)
ff. 139–143  
(Text)
f. 89va  
(Text)
ff. 149va52–150r  
91 quatrains
(MS)
f. 47(103)vb–f. 47(103)vb
incipit: Ceithri coimperta caemha   
(Text)
f. 47(103)vb  
incipit: Ceithri coimperta caemha   26 qq.
(Text)
f. 66 (123) b-d  
(Text)
ff. 184v–188r  
(Text)
f. 61(118)vb  
rubric: Ocha Eges   15 qq
(Text)
f. 115va  
incipit: Ca lin triuca i nEirind   
(Text)
f. 29a 1  
(MS)
84(143)rb-vb
incipit: Da dingnaib na Teamhrach and seo   Prose text. Marginalia: single line (top left) and a paragraph in the right margin.
(Text)
ff. 143–169  
(Text)
ff. 143–169  
(MS)
f. 57(114)vb
Poem (32 qq)
(Text)
f. 57vb  p. 114b  
rubric: Goffraidh ó Clérig cecinit   incipit: Dligidh iasacht   32 qq
(Text)
ff. 54va–55vb  
incipit: Gondbathum do Breatnaib mathair Patraicc   
(Text)
f. 66(123)a  
incipit: Dena mo teagosc, a Thrinóit   31 qq
(MS)
f. 57(114)rb
Poem (31 qq)
(Text)
p. 57a2  
rubric: In Gobraith cétna cecinit   
(Text)
f. 116 a  
(Text)
f. 58(115)vb  
rubric: Gilla Bri(g)di cecinit   
(MS)
f. 58(115)vb
Poem (37 qq) ascr. to Gilla Bridi
Gabham deachmhaidh ar ndána
(MS)
f. 59(116)vb
Poem (75 qq) ascr. to Donnchad Mór Ó Dálaigh
(Text)
ff. 50(106)rb, subcol. 4–52(108)r. col. 8  
(Text)
ff. 154ra37–155ra22  
(Text)
f. 75rb (earlier foliation: 134rb) lines 41-61  
(Text)
ff. 61(118)vb.i–62(119)ra.5  
rubric: Buili Bicc meic De   incipit: Is mairg tairgebe a airisne   Fragment comprising lines 1-19. This text was not used by Meyer.
(Text)
f. 115vb  
(Text)
f. 136(194)vb.45ff [but now apparently f. 135vb. See ISOS]  
(Text)
f. 138rb line 25ff  
(MS)
84(143)ra.1-18
rubric: Seanchas Dind Erenn annso dorigne Amhargein mhac Amhalga in fili do na Deisibh .i. fili Diarmada meic Cearbhaill   
(Text)
p. 103b (bottom)  
Damaged copy at the bottom of the page
(MS)
f. 47(103)vb
incipit: Neach genes i nDomnach   
(Text)
f. 44  
Written in a later hand at the bottom of the page, followed by a signature.
(Text)
ff. 76ra (line 1)–80va (line 29)  
(Text)
ff. 138va57–139rb54  
Complete
(Text)
ff. 126rb–126vb  p. 184b  
rubric: Incipit do dubfhoclaibh annseo sis   Abridged copy.
(Text)
f. 112rb  
incipit: Leacht Cormaicc mic Cuileandan   41 qq.
(MS)
84(143)rb
incipit: Magh mBreagh canas ro ainmniged   Prose.
(Text)
(MS)
84(143)rb
incipit: Mag mBreoghain buaidh ar mb[u]naidh   Poem (1q).
(Text)
Three stanzas.
Mairg nach tathaigh na trátha
(MS)
f. 59(116)rb
Poem (25 qq) ascr. to Donnchad Mór Ó Dálaigh
Maith re coinnmheadh coinneamh Dé
(MS)
f. 56(113)vb
Poem (36 qq)
(MS)
f. 41(97)vb–f. 44(100)va
Metrical version beg. Adham aenathir na ndhain
(Text)
ff. 137(195)va.10–138(196)rb.54  
(Text)
ff. 134(192), 133(191)rb.20–vb.i, 136(194)–137(195)rb.62  
(Text)
f. 53(109)va  
incipit: Mochean, mochean, a Brenainn   9 qq.
(Text)
ff. 23vb–24r  
First episode only.
(Text)
f. 65(122)va-66(123)ra  
rubric: Maelmhuri Ó Leannáin cecinit   incipit: Peccach ar sil nar sluaguaib   43 qq
(MS)
f. 39(95)ra–f. 41(97)vb
Prose version
(Text)
f. 133(191)r  
(MS)
f. 44(100)vb–f. 47(103)rb
Poem
Sa ráith-se rugadh Muire
(MS)
f. 58(115)rb
Poem (32 qq)
(Text)
pp. 177ra–184ra   
Beginning only. ~ YBL, §§ 1-1224.
(Text)
ff. 127a.1–129d.53 + 132a.1–132a.19  
Second section (Recension II). Lacunose.
(Text)
Acephalous and incomplete. Begins with the final portion of the quatrain on Dún Báetáin and proceeds with the section on the Dál Fiatach, headed Míniugudh seancasa Fear nUladh annseo .i. Dal Fhiatach mar adeir Leabar Sabaill Padraig.
Tabhraidh onóir don Aoine
(MS)
f. 56(113)va
Poem (33 qq) ascr. to Gofraidh Ó Cléirigh.
(Text)
ff. 35ra–35va  
End missing
(MS)
84(143)rbv.3ff
rubric: Teamair .i. muir Tea   
(MS)
84(143) inf.
Two qq. belonging to the poem beg. Teamair Breagh cidh ni diata
(MS)
84(143)rb
incipit: Teamair Breagh cidh ni diata   Poem (9qq). See 2qq added to the lower margin).
(MS)
84(143)vb.inf-85ra.31
incipit: Dabeir maisi dona mnaib Teamair   Poem (18 qq). Attr. to Cinaeth (i.e. Cináed úa hArtacáin).
(MS)
85(144)ra-rb
rubric: Cuan ceicinit   incipit: Teamair togha na tilach   Poem only (33qq). Attr. to Cuan.
(MS)
85(144)rb-va.23
rubric: Cinaeth Ua Hartacan hui Cormaic cecinit. Do suidigud Tighi Cormaic   incipit: Domhan duthain a laindi   Poem only (18 qq). Ends with cenn fo eitte and Doman duthain a laindi.
(Text)
(MS)
84(143)ra-rb.2
incipit: Teamhair Taillte tir naenaigh   Poem (20 qq). Much use is made of the ceann faoi eite.
(Text)
ff. 139b 15–139c 21  
(Text)
"Rubbed" copy (Gwynn).
(Text)
ff. 190a1–191a2  
Complete.
(Text)
f. 143r ff  
(Text)
f. 112b  
(Text)
ff. 113(172)ra.1–114(173)ra.i  
(Text)
ff. 2rb–2vb  
84 qq, ascribed to Gilla Modudu
  • 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.

[dig. img.] “Royal Irish Academy”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/RIA/english/index.html>.
Macalister, R. A. S. [ed.], The Book of Uí Maine, otherwise called the Book of the O’Kelly’s, Facsimiles in Collotype of Irish Manuscripts 4, Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1942.
Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Das Buch der Húi Maine”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 2 (1904): 138–146.
Internet Archive: <link>
Selections.

Secondary sources

Mulchrone, Kathleen, Thomas F. O'Rahilly, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, and A. I. Pearson (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, 8 vols, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1926–1970.
3314–3356
Ó Muraíle, Nollaig, “Leabhar Ua Maine alias Leabhar Uí Dhubhagáin”, Éigse 23 (1989): 167–195.
O'Sullivan, William, “The Book of Uí Maine formerly the Book of Ó Dubhagáin: scripts and structure”, Éigse 23 (1989): 151–166.

Hemprich, Gisbert, Rí Érenn – ‘König von Irland’ – Fiktion und Wirklichkeit, 2 vols, Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie 2, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
658   [10.7] “Die christliche Réim rígraide im Leabhar Ua Maine (UM)”
Concordance with Macalister's ed.; text; and translation.
Wiley, Dan M. [ed.], “An edition of Aided Diarmata meic Cerbaill from the Book of Uí Maine”, Cambridge, MA, unpublished PhD thesis: Harvard University, 2000.
“Royal Irish Academy”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/RIA/english/index.html>.
“MS D ii 1 (Leabhar Ua Maine)”
Ó Muraíle, Nollaig, “Leabhar Ua Maine alias Leabhar Uí Dhubhagáin”, Éigse 23 (1989): 167–195.
Breathnach, R. A., “The Book of Uí Mhaine”, in: s.n. (ed.), Great books of Ireland: Thomas Davis lectures, Dublin, London: Clonmore & Reynolds; Burns & Oates, 1967. 77–89.
Meyer, Kuno, “Cormacs Glossar nach der Handschrift des Buches der Ui Maine”, Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 23 (1919): 290–319.
Internet Archive: <link>
Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Das Buch der Húi Maine”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 2 (1904): 138–146.
Internet Archive: <link>

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