Macfirbis book of genealogies, compiled in the year 1650, from lost records, is the most perfect work of this kind extant. The final word this very rare hard bound volume, is complete in modern english with translation into gaelic, appears side by side in gaelic and modern english. Now first published from the book of lecan, in the library of the royal irish academy, and from the genealogical manuscript of duald mac firbis, in the library of lord roden with a translation and notes, and a map of hyfiachrach ebook written by john odonovan. O bearga, ar rob iad priomhtaoisigh osraighe an tan. The poem by giolla iosa mor mac firbis, which will be found, p. Irish names have to be searched in there original form, but ive found mcclure under meic giolla uidhir, mccracken under meic reachtan and mccreary under meic rhudri in the great book of irish genealogies mac firbis author, translation by muraile n. I dont know who the clans genealogist is, but it needs to be taken seriously and addressed. Nollaig o muraile describes it as a compilation of irish genealogical lore relating to the principal gaelic and anglonorman families of ireland and covering the period from prechristian times to.
Mac tibbot s castle in the townland of creevagh near ballinrobe was called the castle of the crich. Completed in 91, this work was partly written by giolla iosa mor mac firbis. Both of these works are practically contemporaneous with the work of keating, and are, moreover, the result of special genealogical study. Compiled 164566 by dubhaltach mac fhirbhisigh, 5 vols, dublin. However, the precise identity of this father dubhaltach mac fhirbhisigh of the order of st. Apr 14, 2006 origin of the mac cabe history, clan macleod and us, book by duald macfirbis by maureen moore april 14, 2006 at 02. Remarks on the book of mac firbis, an irish manuscript lately. Duach cliach ro gabh an crich sin do aindeoin cloinne connla mc. The genealogies, tribes and customs of hyfiachrach, commonly. Macfirbis, duald dnb00 wikisource, the free online library. The great book of irish genealogies 2003 edition open. In the same year he wrote two poems on oseachnasaigh of gort ocurry, lectures, p.
The dumb book of james mac firbis enumerates the pillars of sgrin as follows. The odubhda is unique in having a detailed account of the inauguration ceremony of their taoiseach preserved in an ancient manuscript of the aforementioned mac firbis scholars. Duald mac firbis dubhaltach mac firbhisigh was the last in a family line of. Leabhar na ngenealach book of genealogies is a massive genealogical collection written mainly in the years 1649 to 1650, at the collegehouse of st. Mac firbis book of irish genealogies claims that the original allmhuran was a direct descendant of eochaidh muighmheadhoin pronounced eochy moyvane, king of connaught and the 122nd ardri na heireann high king of ireland. Milesian genealogies illustrated history of ireland.
On page nine of his introduction to the great book of irish genealogies, nollaig o muraile writes. Annals of clonmacnoise, english translation by connell mac geoghegan of westmeath, 1627. Some 50 manuscripts, containing the history and genealogies of thousands of irish. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Annals, histories, genealogies concise history of ireland. Upon inauguration, bards and poets are believed to have recited the ancestry of an inaugurated king to emphasise his hereditary right to rule. Duald macfirbis is the author of on the fomorians and the norsemen 2. Taken from the book of lecan, in the library of the royal irish academy and from the genealogical manuscript of duald mac firbis, in the library of lord riden with a translation and notes. Written by cu choigcriche o cleirigh, one of the four masters, who was transported in the 1650s to ballyacroy, county mayo, under the guidance of rory odonnell, son of col. The genealogies, tribes, and customs of hyfiachrach, commonly called odowdas country.
Nicholas collegiate church, galway, by dubhaltach macfhirbhisigh. Aleabhar na ngenealach or the great book of irish genealogies by dubhaltach mac firbisigh. Now first published from the book of lecan, in the library of. A further statement that conchrad ruled osraige can be found in mac firbiss book of genealogies, used as evidence by both shearman and carrigan are an concraidh sin mc. John odonovan, giolla iosa maa3r macfirbis, dubhaltach mac fhirbhisigh. But the most important collection of all is the great book of genealogies compiled in the years 1650 to 1666 in the college of st.
The great book of irish genealogies by duald mac firbis. Here is the link to the site, as this is an old and rare book. Dubhaltach macfhirbhisigh, also known as dubhaltach og giolla iosa mor mac dubhaltach mor mac fhirbhisigh, duald mac firbis, dudly ferbisie, and dualdus firbissius fl. Duald mac firbis and the chronicum scotorum illustrated. Mac meyler of the neale descended from sir williams brothers john and philip. Dubhaltach macfhirbhisigh also known as dubhaltach og mac giolla iosa mor mac dubhaltach mor mac fhirbhisigh, duald mac firbis. In the introduction which follows, and consists of is pages, the compiler argues ably in support of the authenticity of the ancient. The genealogies, tribes and customs of hyfiachrach, commonly called odowdas country.
In 1842, a letter dated 15 august 1842, dublin was received by the royal irish academy from one john mac firbis, a farmer, in a humble state of poverty, from the parish of lackan, county sligo. The white rod, white wand, rod of inauguration, or wand of sovereignty, in the irish language variously called the slat na righe rod of kingship and slat tighearnais rod of lordship, was the primary symbol of a gaelic king or lords legitimate authority and the principal prop used in his inauguration ceremony. The great book of irish genealogies leabhar mor na ngenealach by duald mac firbis. The families of orabhartaigh, mac carraoin 417, oflannghaile, and otarpaigh 418, are the pillars of sgrin, and the props of the kings of hyfiachrach if i give them as they were in my own time, the hereditary proprietors which i saw remaining in sgrin, were. This was written by duald macfirbis while he was at galway in 1650, and brings the genealogies of the great book up to date, while making use of material from other sources now lost, including the leabhar bhalb. After being missing for several years, this book was found and is now stored in the royal irish academy, dublin. This manuscript, known as the great book of lecan, was written near enniscrone in tireragh between a. The great book of irish genealogies leabhar mor na.
He was of royal race, and descended from dathi, the last pagan monarch of erinn. The chronicum scotorum was compiled by duald mac firbis. The great book of irish genealogies leabhar mor na ngenealach. He continued to add material until at least 1666, five years before he was murdered in 1671. Following this, mac fhirbhisigh begins the book proper, with the genealogies of siol ereamhoin erimon. Written by giolla iosa mor mac firbis between 97 and 1417, this massive work is in.
Early works to 1800, genealogy, history, sources, irish genealogy, irish pedigrees. Genealogy was cultivated since at least the start of the early irish historic era. Now first published from the book of lecan, in the library of the royal irish academy, and from the genealogical manuscript of duald macfirbis, in the library of lord roden. In april 1649 mac fhirbhisigh was working on what would come to be considered his magnum opus, leabhar na ngenealach, or the book of genealogies. Now first published from the book of lecan, in the library of the royal irish academy, and from the genealogical manuscript of duald macfirbis, in the library of dublin. Leabhar na ngenealach book of genealogies is a massive genealogical collection written. O cleirigh book of genealogies academic dictionaries and. Nollaig o muraile ed and trans, the great book of irish genealogies, compiled 164566 by dubhaltach mac fhirbhisigh. This book was written in the 15th century by james macfirbis, the. But there are tracts in the book of leinster compiled a.
Cuil cearnadha, also called callraighe of cuill, was an irish district located in connacht, within the barony of gallen stretching across both county mayo, and county sligo. I have also supplied variants from other sources but chiefly from mac firbis s book of genealogies, r. The references to the burke clans in the great book of genealogies show how mac firbis put together notes without much editing, for what. The great book of irish genealogies by dubhaltach mac fhirbhisigh compiled in 164566 by duald mac firbis. Taken from the book of lecan, in the library of the royal irish academy and from the genealogical manuscript of duald mac firbis, in the library of lord riden with a. The oclery book of genealogies, aka royal irish academy ms.601 761 62 1530 989 1310 1599 1526 79 859 577 47 235 948 623 334 186 50 362 392 1548 1620 555 836 1004 471 1090 827 451 1186 1291 1284 791 107 524 144 315 803 645 175 1306