BEATHA BHARRÆ Ó CHORCAIGH (LIFE OF ST. FINBARR)

MS 1658/3
MS Short Title BEATHA BHARRÆ Ó CHORCAIGH (LIFE OF ST. FINBARR)
Text 1.BEATHA BHARRÆ Ó CHORCAIGH (LIFE OF ST. FINBARR). AFTER A COPY BY BR. MICHAEL O'CLERY 
2.THE LIFE OF SAINT FINBARR OF CORK. TRANSLATED BY PATRICK STANTON
Description MS in Irish Gaelic (text 1) and English (text 2) on paper, Cork, Ireland, April 1893, 62 ff. incl. 33 blanks (complete), 21x16 cm, single column, (16x11 cm) 19-20 lines in a fine Irish minuscule (text 1) and English cursive (text 2 and introduction), by Pádraic Stúndún (Patrick Stanton), penwork initials, lined borders, 3 decorated borders, 1 in sepia and red, signed 4 times by the scribe.
Binding Cork, Ireland, ca. 1893, brown cloth, sewn on 4 cords.
Context Patrick Stanton made 20 other such copies for Fr P. Hurle, Inchigeela, including 2 copies in Killiney, Franciscan Library, MSS A 42 and A 44, and 2 copies in National Library of Ireland, MSS G385 and G417. There are 3 copies of this text by Patrick Stanton in The Schøyen Collection: MS 1735/1 (Feb. 1893), MS 1658/3 (April 1893), and MS 1735/2 (March 1895). Patrick Stanton was the scribe of MSS 1658/1-3 and 1735/1-2. At least 11 other MSS from his hand survive in Dublin, Cork and Fermoy in Ireland.
Provenance 1. Library of St. Peter's Phibsboro, Dublin; 2. Dan Nolan, Tralee, Cork (-1989); 3. Mealy's 19.5.1993:50; 4. Cathach Books, Dublin.
Commentary From the introduction: The following Life of Saint Finbarr was obtained by the Rev. P. Hurley, P.P. of Inchigeela, photographed by him from a vellum manuscript, the Lives of the Irish Saints, in the Burgundian Library at Brussels. The MS was written by Bro. Michael O'Clery, Chief of the Four Masters, who states that he wrote it in the Friars' Convent at Cork in June 1629, and that he took it from a vellum book, the property of Daniel Dinneen.
Place of origin Ireland
Dates ca. 1893

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