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  Meath. James O Farrell we hear of from Tadhg
  O Neachtain, already referred to :
  O Fearghail fa dheóigh Séamus seang
  a crich Longphortach aird Eireann
  James O Farrell the graceful, from
  the high land of Longford in Erin.
  He wrote some folios, now in the British Museum,
  in 1 7 1 1 . There were other scribes later named
  O Farrell. Of MacCarragher nothing is known.
  The Doctor might be Dr. Edmund Byrne, Arch-
  bishop of Dublin from 1707 to 1723, who was
  arrested, and subsequently admitted to bail in the
  early part of 1718.'^ Dr. Byrne was a friend of
  the O Neachtains, and they compiled a lengthy
  elegy in Irish on his death. We are in the dark
  as to what piece on the Battle of the Boyne
  Mac Solly had transmitted to Garret Macnamee.
  Richard Tupper or Tipper, to whom the letter
  was addressed, lived at Mitchelstown, in the
  parish of Castleknock, in the county of Dublin.
  He has left a considerable body of MSS., which
  are now divided between Dublin and the British
  Museum. The earliest known to Mr. Robin Flower
  is dated 1 709, and contains Lives of Saints and
  I . "All the Catholics of that kingdom were thrown into
  the greatest consternation by the arrest of the Archbishop of
  Dublin and some of his priests and religious through malice
  of a Spanish Jew who, feigning himself a Catholic priest,
  deceived that prelate, and then denounced him to the Govern-
  ment. All the prisoners had already been set at liberty on giving
  security to appear when called on." — Spiciiegium Ossoriense^
  iii, 131-

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Gleanings from Irish manuscripts
Description2nd edition, with additional matter. Irish text and English translation, English preliminaries and notes.
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Matheson Collection
DescriptionItems from a collection of 170 volumes relating to Gaelic matters. Mainly philological works in the Celtic and some non-Celtic languages. Some books extensively annotated by Angus Matheson, the first Professor of Celtic at Glasgow University.
Early Gaelic Book Collections
DescriptionSelected items from five 'Special and Named Printed Collections' and other Gaelic books. Includes books in Gaelic and other Celtic languages, as well as works about the Gaels, their languages, literature, culture and history.