Ó Cléirigh (Mícheál)

  • d. 1643
  • scribes, authors, scholars
  • Louvain
Irish scholar, historian and scribe
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June 1629 – On loan to Mícheál Ó Cléirigh at Timoleague Friary

Mícheál Ó Cléirigh's colophons in Brussels MS 2324-40 (ff. 113r, 122r) saying he copied some texts from the Book of Lismore on 18 and 20 June 1629: i cconveint na mbrathar i tTeagh Molacca as Leabhar Mheg Carthaigh Riabhaigh ('in the Friary in Timoleague from the Book of Mac Carthaigh Riabhach') on 18 and 20 June 1629. Timoleague (Tigh Molaige), founded in 1240, was a friary under the patronage of members of the Mac Carthaigh Riabhach family.  

Mícheál Ó CléirighO'Clery (Michael) (d. 1643) – Irish scholar, historian and scribe
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Ó Cléirigh, Mícheál, Foclóir nó Sanasán nua: A new Vocabulary or Glossary, Louvain, 1643.

See also: Cú Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cú Choigcríche) (d. in or after 1664) – Irish scholar, poet, historian and scribe; one of the so-called ‘Four Masters’.
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Ó Cléirigh familyÓ Cléirigh family / Uí Cléirigh / Uí Chléirigh – learned Irish family, who produced many poets and historians to chiefs of the Uí Dhomhnaill.
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Breathnach, Diarmuid, and Máire Ní Mhurchú,, Online: Fiontar, DCU. URL: <>. 
comments: The contents of the site are based on the series Beathaisnéis (a haon, a do, etc.) by Diarmuid Breathnach and Máire Ní Mhurchú.
[id. 1,410.] ‘Ó Cléirigh, Michél (c.1592–1643)’ direct link
McGuire, James [ed.], and James Quinn [ed.], Dictionary of Irish biography, online ed. (2009), Online: Royal Irish Academy; Cambridge University Press. URL: <>.
[id. 6,307.] Cunningham (Bernadette), ‘Ó Cléirigh, Mícheál (O'Clery, Michael)’ direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Breatnach, Pádraig A., The Four Masters and their manuscripts: studies in palaeography and text, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2013. xiv + 206 pp.
Cunningham, Bernadette, The Annals of the Four Masters: Irish history, kingship and society in the early seventeenth century, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010.
Cunningham, Bernadette, “Seventeenth-century readers of Foras feasa ar Éirinn: Ó Cléirigh, Colgan and Kearney”, in: Ó Riain, Pádraig [ed.], Geoffrey Keating’s Foras feasa ar Éirinn: reassessments, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series 19, London: Irish Texts Society, 2008. 39–51.
Grosjean, P., “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 16: Un feuillet de Michel O’Clery”, Analecta Bollandiana 69 (1951): 88–96.
Jennings, Brendan, Michael Ó Cléirigh, chief of the Four Masters, and his associates, Dublin and Cork: Talbot Press, 1936.
Ó Muraíle, Nollaig [ed.], Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, his associates and St Anthony’s College Louvain, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008.
Ó Muraíle, Nollaig, “Ó Cléirigh, Míchél (b. in or after 1590?, d. 1643?)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press.