Mac Carthaigh Riabhach (Fínghin)

  • d. 1505
  • patrons of manuscript production
Fínghin (Fínghin; Fínghean) Mac Cárthaigh Riabhach of Cairbre, head of the Cairbre branch of the Mac Cárthaigh Riabhach family; patron who commissioned the compilation of the Book of Lismore
See also: Caitlín [daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald]Caitlín ... daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald
(d. 1506)
daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald (d. 1468), eighth earl of Desmond, and wife of Fínghin Mac Carthaigh Riabhach (d. 1505). She and her husband were credited as patrons of the Book of Lismore.
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Aonghus Ó CallanáinÓ Callanáin (Aonghus)
(fl. 15th century)
Aonghus (Aonghas) Ó Callanáin, Irish scribe, responsible for writing parts of the Book of Lismore for his patron, Fínghin Mac Carthaigh Riabhach of Cairbre (Co. Cork). His transcriptions include texts of the Acallam bec and Suidiugud tellaig Temra.
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Mathghamhain Ó DálaighÓ Dálaigh (Mathghamhain)
(fl. 15th century)
Mathghamhain (mac Domhnaill mheic Eoghain) Ó Dálaigh, Irish poet. The Book of Lismore contains a poem ascribed to him, which is addressed to Fínghin Mac Carthaigh Riabhach, patron of that manuscript.
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See also references for related subjects.
Ó Cuív, Brian, “A poem for Fínghin Mac Carthaigh Riabhach”, Celtica 15 (1983): 96–110.
Ó Cuív, Brian, “Observations on the Book of Lismore”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 83 C (1983): 269–292.
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scribes:Ó Callanáin (Aonghus)patron:Mac Carthaigh Riabhach (Fínghin), Caitlín ... daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald

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s. xv – Compilation of the manuscript

Written, to a large extent at least, for Fínghin Mac Carthaigh Riabhach of Cairbre (Co. Cork) and his wife Caitlín, daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald, earl of Desmond. The mention of a couple (lánamhna) on ff. 42ra, 49v, 53rb and 59ra has been taken to refer to the same patrons, but Ó Cúiv has suggested that the first part of the manuscript may have been written for another married couple, perhaps Fínghin's parents.

Fínghin Mac Carthaigh RiabhachMac Carthaigh Riabhach (Fínghin)
(d. 1505)
Fínghin (Fínghin; Fínghean) Mac Cárthaigh Riabhach of Cairbre, head of the Cairbre branch of the Mac Cárthaigh Riabhach family; patron who commissioned the compilation of the Book of Lismore
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Caitlín [daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald]Caitlín ... daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald
(d. 1506)
daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald (d. 1468), eighth earl of Desmond, and wife of Fínghin Mac Carthaigh Riabhach (d. 1505). She and her husband were credited as patrons of the Book of Lismore.
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