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Early modern prose and Fenian tales

Collection MS-1986-085-002: Early modern prose and Fenian tales


  • Creation: 1780

Scope and Contents

An ceathranach caolriabhach -- Bruighean eochadh bhig deirig -- Bruighean ceise coruin.

Bound manuscript of 76 pages, some of which are mutilated with loss of text. Earlier version of the catalog record gives the date of production as 1780 and identifies the scribe as Seaghan O'Domhail, however the basis for this attribution is unknown.

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Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical / Historical

Nothing is known of the purported scribe Seaghan O'Domhail. He is presumed to have been an Irish folklorist or historian.


1 Volumes (76 pages ) : paper ; 20 x 14 cm

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Ruth M. Small in 1986.

Materials Specific Details

Formerly bound in a rustic leather binding fashioned from a boot upper. Disbound following conservation treatment, the loose leaves are now housed in mylar folders. The leather binding has been retained.

Processing note

The early modern prose and Fenian tales: manuscript (MS.1986.085.002) was disbound for conservation in 2019. The gatherings proved too fragile to rebind. The resulting loose sheets are confusing to navigate. Please keep the pages in order and note the page numbering at the top of each block of text--added during conservation--which represents the pagination of the bound volume before Burns Library disassembled it.

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John J. Burns Library
Boston College
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