Ms. 23 D 17 Royal Irish Academy

Thought to have been written by Cu Choigcriche O Cleirigh, one of the Four Masters, head of the Tirconnell sept of the O'Clerys (O'Donovan); held the lands of Coobeg and Doughill in the barony of Boylagh and Banagh, Co. Donegal, from 1631 to 1632, at which date he was dispossessed of his lands and removed, with other Tirconnell families, to Ballcroy, Erris barony, Co. Mayo, under the guidance of Rory O'Donnell, son of Col. Manus O'Donnell, slain at Benburb, 1646.

Carried with him his books, his most treasured possession, and later bequeathed them to his sons, Diarmait and Sean. Cu Choigcriche's son Diarmait had a son Cairbre, who removed to the parish of Drung, Co. Cavan, and was the father of Cosnahach (1693-1759). His only son Patrick O'Clery had six sons, one of whom, John O'Clery, removed to Dublin in 1817 bringing with him the Leabhar Gabhala, the Book of Genealogies, the Life of Hugh Roe O'Donnell and the Topographical Poems of O'Dugan and O'Heerin, all in the handwriting of his ancestor, Cu Choigcriche.

Later briefly in the possession of Mr. Patrick Lynch (d. 1817) and Patrick Vincent FitzPatrick of Capel St. Dublin, bookseller. Purchased by the Royal Irish Academy at the auction sale of Edward O'Reilly's Books and Irish MSS., Nov. 1830 (6pds).

Printed in the Analecta Hibernica, No. 18,
1951
Abstracted from notes by the editor,
Seamus Pender, M.A.

     (Col. e)  Clann Lachloinn


308. Brian og m. Donnchada buide m. Neill m. Diarmada 
     galloglaigh m. Aeda mic an Eoghanaigh (i. an 
     MagLachlainn do thiut i Cath Caimirge);  an t-Eoghanach 
     so, et an t-epscop Mhaglachlainn, et an t-Oifistel;  
     tri derbhraithre iad-sidhe.  Eogan, Dubaltach, 
     Domhnall, Donnchad buidhi, ocus Toirrdelbach:  clann 
     Briain oicc indsin.

309. Aodh, Cathal, et Eogan:  clann Domhnaill croin m. 
     Emainn m. Cathail duibh m. Neill m. Diarmada 
     galloglaigh m. Aedha m. an Eoghanaigh.

310. Felim ballach, Seaan, Donnchadh, ocus Diarmait 
     galloglach:  cland Neill murrae m. Felim m. Seaain m. 
     Neill m. Diarmada gallocclach m. Aedha m. an 
     Eoghanaigh.

311. Niall, Donnchad, et Emann:  clann Briain bailbh 
     mic Emainn dorcha.

312. (Page 34, col. a)  Seaan, Diarmait, Aodh buidhe, 
     Giolla glas, Emann gruamdha:  clann an Dubhaltaigh m. 
     Diarmada m. Aodha m. Aibhne m. Neill m. Eogain m. Neill 
     m. Eoghain moir m. Murchada m. Domhnaill catha 
     caimirge.

313. Aodh carrach, Eogan gorm:  clann Eogain m. 
     Diarmada m. Aodha m. Aibne, etc.

314. Niall mac Magnusa murrae m. Diarmada m. Aodha m. 
     Aibne m. Neill.

315. Aibne m. Briain modardha m. Emainn m. Diarmata m. 
     Aodha m. Aibne.

316. Emann m. Magnusa m. Neill m. Eoghain m. Diarmada 
     m. Aodha m. Fhoibhne.

317. Donnchad, Seaan:  clann Magnusa m. Giolla glais 
     m. Neill m. Fhoibhne.

318. Aibhne, Emann, et Giolla glas:  clann Neill m. 
     Giolla glais m. Neill m. Aibne.

319. Dubhaltach, Domhnall:  da m. Felim m. Giolla 
     ghlais m. Neill m. Aibhne.

320. (col. b)  Domhnall, Toirrdelbach, Felim riabhach, 
     Cu Maighe, Aedh og:  clann Briain m. Toirrdelbaigh 
     chaoich m. Neill m. Aibhne.

321. Eogan og, Niall, Diarmait, ocus Uilliam:  clann 
     Eogain m. Toirrdelbaigh caoich m. Neill m. Aibhne.

322. Aodh ruadh, Magnus dubh:  clann Seaain m. Felim 
     fhairsing.

323. Emand, Niall:  clann Donnchada riabhaigh m. 
     Uilliam m. Giolla duibh m. Neill m. Aibne.

324. Donnchad, Aodh:  clann Aibne m. Uilliam m. Giolla 
     duibh m. Neill m. Aibhne.

325. Toirrdelbach ballach, Conchobar, Eogan:  clann 
     Bhriain m. Giolla grumada m. Briain m. Aibhne.

326. Brian, Seaan ruadh, Aibne, Conchobhar:  clann 
     Uilliam m. Aeda buidhe m. Domhnaill riabaigh m. Briain 
     m. Aibhne.

327. (col. c.) Concobhar, Risdeard:  clann Ruaidri m. 
     Feilim m. Risdeird m. an Oirchindigh, .i. Felim m. Con 
     Muighe m. Felim m. an Oiffistel m. Neill mic Eogain m. 
     Neill m. Eogain moir m. Murchada m. Domnaill chatha 
     caimirge.

328. Uilliam m. Briain carraigh m. Domhnaill m. Briain 
     duibh m. an Oirchindigh.

329. Seaan, et Cu Maighe:  clann Emainn m. Briain m. 
     Risdeird m. an Oirchindigh i. Felim.

330. Diarmaitt, ocus Domhnall:  cland Donnchada 
     ghairbh m. Semais m. Neill carraigh m. Domnaill find m. 
     Ruadhri . Feilim m. an Oiffistel.

331. Niall m. Toirrdealbhaigh m. Patraicc m. Magnusa 
     buidhe m. Feilim m. con Muighe m. Felim m. an Oiffisel.

332. Eogan, Brian modardha  (col. d)  Semas, Conchobar 
     an brathair ocus Magnus:  cland Seaain chaoich m. 
     Semais m. Neill carraigh m. Domhnaill find m. Ruaidhri 
     m. Feilim m. an Oiffisel.

333. Ruaidri, et Domhnaill:  cland Briain m. Aodha m. 
     Felim m. Giolla buidhe m. an Oiffiseil.

334. Niall m. Ruaidri m. Magnusa m. Domhnaill m. 
     Toirrdelbaigh m. Domnaill finn m. Ruaidhri m. Feilim m. 
     an Oiffiseil.

335. Niall m. Conchobair m. Eoghain m. Glisne m. Neill 
     m. Donnchada m. an Oiffiseil.

     (Translation)

308. Brian oge son of Donogh boy son of Neill son of 
     Dermot galloglagh son of Hugh son of the Eoghanaigh, 
     i.e., the MacLaughlin who fell at Caim Eirge;  The 
     Eoghanaigh and the Bishop McLaughlin and the Official 
     were brothers.  Owen, Dubhaltaigh, Domhnall, Donogh boy 
     and Torlogh, children of Briain oge.

309. Hugh, Cathal and Owen, children of Domnall crone 
     son of Emainn (Edmund) son of Cathal duff son of Neill 
     son of Dermot galloglagh son of Hugh son of the 
     Eoghanaigh.

310. Felim ballagh, John, Donogh and Dermot galloglagh, 
     children of Neill murraw son of Felim son of John son of 
     Neill son of Dermot galloglagh son of Hugh son of the 
     Eoghanaigh.

311. Neill, Donogh and Emann (Edmund), children of 
     Brian bolbh son of Edmund dorchas.

312. John, Dermot, Hugh boy, Giolla glas and Edmund 
     gruamda, children of Dubhaltaigh son of Dermot son of 
     Hugh son of Aibhne son of Neill son of Owen son of Neill 
     son of Owen Mor son of Murchadh son of Domnall of the 
     Battle of Caim Eirge.

313. Hugh carragh and Owen gorme, children of Owen son 
     of Dermot son of Hugh, son of Aibhne, etc.

314. Neill son of Manus murrae son of Dermot son of 
     Hugh son of Aibhne son of Neill.

315. Aibhne son of Brian modartha son of Edmund son of 
     Dermot son of Hugh son of Fhoibhne (Aibhne).

316. Edmund son of Manus son of Neill son of Owen son 
     of Dermot son of Hugh son of Fhoibhne.

317. Donogh and John, children of Manus son of Giolla 
     glas son of Neill son of Fhoibhne.

318. Aibhne, Edmund and Giolla glass, children of Neill 
     son of Giolla glass son of Neill son of Aibhne.

319. Dubhaltagh and Domnall, the two sons of Felim son 
     of Giolla glass son of Neill son of Aibhne.

320. Domnall, Torlogh, Felim riabhach, Cu Maighe and 
     Hugh oge, children of Brian son of Torlogh chaoch son of 
     Neill son of Aibhne.

321. Owen oge, Neill, Dermot and William, children of 
     Owen son of Torlogh chaoch son of Neill son of Aibhne.

322. Hugh roe and Manus duff, children of John son of 
     Felim fhairsing.

323. Edmund and Neill, children of Donogh riabhach son 
     of William son of Giolla duff son of Neill son of 
     Aibhne.

324. Donogh and Hugh, chilren of Aibhne son of William 
     son of Giolla duff son of Neill son of Aibhne.

325. Torlogh ballagh, Connor and Owen, children of 
     Brian son of Giolla gruamda son of Brian son of Aibhne.

326. Brian, John roe, Aibhne and Connor, children of 
     William son of Hugh boy son of Domnall riabach son of 
     Brian son of Aibhne.

327. Connor and Richard, children of Rory son of Felim 
     son of Richard son of the Oirchindigh (herenagh), i.e., 
     Felim son of Con Maighe son of Felim son of the Official 
     son of Neill son of Owen son of Neill son of Owen Mor 
     son of Murchadh son of Domnall of the Battle of Caim 
     Eirge

328. William son of Brian carragh son of Domnall son of 
     Brian duff son of the Oirchindigh (herenagh).

329. John and Cu Maighe, children of Edmund son of 
     Brian son of Richard son of the Oirchindigh, i.e., 
     Felim.

330. Dermot and Domnall, children of Donogh garve son 
     of James son of Neill carragh son of Domnall fimn son of 
     Rory son of Felim son of the Official.

331. Neill son of Torlogh son of Patrick son of Manus 
     boy son of Felim son of Cu Maighe son of Felim son of 
     the Official.

332. Owen, Brian modartha, James, Connor the Friar and 
     Manus, children of John chaoch son of James son of Neill 
     carragh son of Domnall fimn son of Rory son of Felim son 
     of the Official.


333. Rory and Domnall, children of Brian son of Hugh 
     son of Felim son of Giolla boy son of the Official.


334. Neill son of Rory son of Manus son of Domnall son 
     of Torlogh son of Domnall fimn son of Rory son of Felim     
     son of the Official.

335. Neill son of Connor son of Owen son of Glaisone 
     son of Neill son of Donogh son of the Official.


Glossary of Nicknames

Balbh:  dumb, inarticulate (bolbh)
Ballach:  spotted (ballagh)
Buidh:  sallow  (boy)
Caoch:  blind, purblind  (caech)
Carrach:  rough-skinned or scabby  (carragh)
Crone:  tawny or yellow-haired
Balbh:  kindly (dalve)
Doirbh:  sullen
Dorcha:  dark
Dubh:  black-haired (duff)
Gal oglagh:  gallowglass, i.e., a foreign fighter,
             a mercenery, usually but not always
             applied to Scottish merceneries.
Garbh:  harsh or rough (garve)
Gorme:  illustrious
Gruamna:  sad
Modartha:  morose
Mor:  senior or elder
Oge:  junior or younger
Riabhach:  grey or gloomy
Ruadh:  red-haired (roe)