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Irish Texts Society Volume 43: Duanaire Finn

by  Gerard MurphyAnne O'SullivanIdris L. FosterBrendan Jennings
€42.00

Book Details

Published by Irish Texts Society

January 1953

Hardback

Number of pages: 452

With the appearance in 1908 of the first volume of Duanaire Finn, edited by Eoin MacNeill, Tadhg O'Donoughue (Torna) wrote: 'It is books of this kind that show what great work is being done by the Irish Texts Society'. Alas, forty-five years were to pass before the third and final volume, edited by Gerard Murphy, was to be published. This final volume has been described by John Carey, who edited a Subsidiary Series volume of Reassessments of Duanaire Finn in 2003 (no. 13), as 'a formidable and enduring monument of Irish scholarship'. The Duanaire consists of a collection of poetic texts relating to Fionn mac Cumhaill and the Fianna assembled by Aodh Ó Dochartaigh in Ostend in 1627 for the use of Captain Somhairle Mac Domhnaill of Clann Domhnaill of the Route in county Antrim. As Ruairí Ó hUiginn stated, it was this commission, rather than any of his military exploits, 'that ensured that Mac Domhnaill's name and fame would endure'

About the authors

Gerard Murphy

Anne O'Sullivan

Idris L. Foster

Brendan Jennings