Mac Domhnaill (Somhairle)
  • c. 1586–1632
  • patrons of manuscript production
  • Flanders
(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.
See also: 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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Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, “Captain Somhairle and his books revisited”, in: Ó Macháin, Pádraig [ed.], The Book of the O'Conor Don: essays on an Irish manuscript, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2010. 88–102.
Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, “Somhairle Mac Domhnaill agus Duanaire Finn”, in: Breatnach, Pádraig A., Caoimhín Breatnach, and Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail (eds), Léann lámhscríbhinní lobháin: The Louvain manuscript heritage, Éigse Publications 1, Dublin: National University of Ireland, 2007. 42–53.
Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, “Duanaire Finn: patron and text”, in: Carey, John [ed.], Duanaire Finn: reassessments, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series 13, London: Irish Texts Society, 2003. 79–106.
Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, “Duanaire Finn”, in: Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig [ed.], An fhiannaíocht, Léachtaí Cholm Cille 25, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1995. 47–68.
Jennings, Brendan, “Appendix L: Some documents concerning the scribe of Duanaire Finn and his patron”, in: Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953. 217–219.
Castlerea, Clonalis House, Book of O'Conor Don = Book of O'Conor Don [s. xvii]
scribes:Ó Dochartaigh (Aodh)patron: Mac Domhnaill (Somhairle)
Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 20 (b) = Duanaire Finn [s. xvii1]
scribes:Ó Dochartaigh (Aodh)patron: Mac Domhnaill (Somhairle)