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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:20 pm 

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From the online WorldCat, here are places in the U.S. holding microfiche made of the old manuscripts archived in Dublin.

[Irish manuscripts in the] Royal Irish Academy
Language: Irish Microform
Publisher: [Dublin] : The Academy, 1978.
OCLC: 12727080
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

"Covers the Irish manuscripts [in the order as listed] in the Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy (Fasc. 1-28), Description: 189 microfilm reels

The Irish manuscript collection, c. 1700-1900
by Royal Irish Academy. Library
Language: Irish Microform
Publisher: London : World Microfilms Publications, 1990.
OCLC: 30996143
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Microfilm made 1982-1987 of mss. in the Royal Irish Academy. Irish and English. With: Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy. Dublin : The Academy, 1937-1958. Description: 195 microfilm reels

Collection of reproductions of Irish manuscripts
by Myles Dillon; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Memorial Library,; Royal Irish Academy. Library.
Language: Irish Microform
Publisher: [Dublin : The Library, 1600-1800]
OCLC: 57585692
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System Madison, WI

These facsimiles were acquired about 1940 by Professor Myles Dillon. They are photostat copies of manuscripts in the library of the Royal Irish Academy. Each item is in a separate box; each box has a number such as Av2 on it: these are the Royal Irish Academy numbers. Inside each box, on top of the manuscript, is a facsimile of the page of the RIA catalogue of manuscripts which describes the item in detail. These descriptions are excellent. The number given for each item below is the RIA number.

Description: 42 v.
Contents: A.ii. 4, 17th or early 18th cent. Leabhar Gabhala; Auraicept; Beatha Chriosta- A.iii. 2, 17th c. Keating's Eochair-sgiath; pseudo-Bonaventura's Vita Christi- A.iii. 3, 18th c. Keating's Eochair-sgiath- A.iv. 2, 18th c. Modern verse- A.iv. 3, 17th c. Bardic poetry- A.v.2, 17th-18th c. many scribes, Duanaire na nDiolmhaineach, etc.- B.iv. 1, 17th c. Miscellaneous- C.i.3, 16th? & 18th c. many scribes, Grammatical texts, etc.- 3, 17th c., Tain Bo Cuailnge, etc.- E.iii. 3, 18th c. Biblical- 1, 17th-18th c. Grammatical texts, etc.- E.iv. 3, 18th c. Book of O'Lochlainns- F.v.2, 18th c. Agallamh na Seanorsch, etc.- F.v.3., 18th c. Miscellaneous- F.v.5, 18th c. Miscellaneous verse- 1, 18th c. Miscellaneous verse, continuation of F.v.5- 3.B.27, 17th c. Life of Christ- 23.B.29, 19th c. Life of Christ- 23.D.14, 17th c. Scholastic verse- 23.D.17, 17th c. O'Cleirigh; Book of Genealogies- 23.D.22, 18th c. Tales- 23.D.38, 17th c. Miscellaneous- 23.E.9, Miscellaneous (Life of Patrick; Patrick's Purgatory, etc.)- 23.F.16, 17th c. written in Lille and Brussels, Court verse- 23.G.12, Historical & genealogical (on the kings of Ireland from Laoghaire to Brian Boraimhe)- 23.G.13, 19th c. An Fomarbagh- 23.H.20, 17th c., Caith reim Conghail- 23.H.21, unidentified- 23.H.26, 19th c. Diary- 23.K.38, 18th c. Life of the Blessed Virgin- 23.K.47, 19th c. Eochairsgiath an Aifrinn- 23.L.24 18th c. Miscellaneous- 23.M.25, 17-18th c. Miscellaneous (Tales, poems, etc., including a letter in English to Keating by an Irish poet)- 23.P.24, 17th c. Life of Red Hugh O'Donnell- 24.L.5, 18th c. Devotional verse- 24.L.6, 17th-18th c. Devotional verse- 24.L.13, 18th c. Scholastic verse- 24.P.5 (I-II) 17th c. (2 boxes) Agallamh na Seanorach- 24.P.8 17th c. Grammatical treatises- 24.P.9, 17th c. Tales and poems (Diarmuid and Grainne)- 24.P.12, 17th c. Scholastic verse; romantic tales.

Sharon Carberry
Researching Carberry in 1850s/60s Montreal only

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