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king of Leinster in the tale known as Scéla mucce Meic Mac Da Thó
bishop of Breifne (Kilmore)
bishop of Breifne (Kilmore)
Irish scholar and scribe who adapted Innocent III’s tract De contemptu mundi in Irish.
  • c. 1586–1632
  • 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.
  • fl. 15th century
Cormac Mac Duinnshléibhe (Mac Duinntshléibhe / Mac Duinn Shléibhe, angl. Mac Donlevy), 15th-century Irish translator of a number of medical treatises.
  • fl. 16th century
  • Dún Ard ... Co. Wicklow
Fearghal (mac Tomáis) Mac Eochadha of Donard (Dún Ard), Irish poet, mentioned as a rymor in the Fiants of Elizabeth I, and identified as the author of the poems beg. Mairg do-ní deimhin da dhóigh and Mairg do-ní nama da charaid

Mac Eochagáin (Conall) See: Conall Mageoghegan

Mac Eochagáin (Mageoghegan) family,
Mac Fhir Bhisigh, Ciothruadh mac Taidhg Ruaidh - apparently a great-great-grandson of the scribe Giolla Íosa Mac Fhir Bhisigh. He is known primarily because he added a footnote to cols 380–81 of Yellow Book Lecan (TCD 1318), in which he states his name and gives the title of the manuscript as Leabhar buidhe ‘Yellow book’. When Ciothruadh's manuscript was bound together with other, unrelated parts, the title was carried over to the compilation as a whole.
  • Lecán ... Lackan (Co. Sligo)
Irish scholar and scribe of the Mac Fhir Bhisigh learned family
Dubhaltach (Óg) Mac Fhir Bhisigh, Irish historian and scribe, member of the learned Mac Fhir Bhisigh family in Connacht