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Siúlach scéalach - Travelling with Mícheál Ó Cléirigh 1627-1629

In 1627, historian and scribe, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh embarked on a journey across Ireland on a quest to record the Lives of the Saints. Follow Ó Cléirigh on his scribal adventures through an almost forgotten landscape and discover what he found along the way.

This interactive StoryMap, developed by Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge and the Royal Irish Academy Library, brings to life the work of a 17th century scribe who travelled extensively, in arduous circumstances, to consult precious Gaelic manuscript sources then kept in houses and monasteries across Ireland, but now preserved in the Royal Irish Academy, UCD, the Royal Library, Brussels and other institutions.

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