Fenian Tales IV

Scope and Content

The manuscript contains:

  • (folio 3) The Chace... at Slieve Truim;
  • (folio 18) The Chace of Slieve Gullion;
  • (folio 49) The Chace of the Dark Valley;
  • (folio 54) The Chace of Gien an Sgath;
  • (folio 58) Cuillean;
  • (folio 64) The Inquiry of Hugh McGarry;
  • (folio 65) The Lament of Elphin;
  • (folio 67) The Son of the Cairn;
  • (folio 70) Goll's Host;
  • (folio 71) Bearrach Breac;
  • (folio 77) Patrick's Arran;
  • (folio 79) Almhuin;
  • (folio 81) The Plain;
  • (folio 83) Oisin's Vision;
  • (folio 85) The Three Heroes;
  • (folio 92) Fionn's Dwarf;
  • (folio 97) The Grave of Diarmid;
  • (folio 100) The Destruction of the Fenians;
  • (folio 105) The Music and Hunting of the Fenians;
  • (folio 109) The Quicksand of Liffey;
  • (folio 119) The Slaughter of Cumhall;
  • (folio 121) Allein McNuadhat;
  • (folio 123) The Swim of the Two Birds;
  • (folio 134) The Invasion of Maolan;
  • (folio 138) The Death of Garraidh;
  • (folio 143) The Tale of Fair Meas;
  • (folio 146) The Song on Cnock Almhuin;
  • (folio 148) The Age of Fionn;
  • (folio 163) Cluain Ceasain;
  • (folio 165) Rath magh Guaire;
  • (folio 169) Formnai;
  • (folio 170) The Division of Erin;
  • (folio 180) Fionn at Ros Broc;
  • (folio 182) Fionn's Evil Journey;
  • (folio 183) The Exploits of Finn;
  • (folio 184) Caoilte's Reminiscences;
  • (folio 186) Caoilte's Astronomy;
  • (folio 187) A Lament for Fionn;
  • (folio 188) The Tomb of Heroes;
  • (folio 189) The Stone;
  • (folio 190) Fionn's Contest with the Bards;
  • (folio 191) In Praise of Fionn;
  • (folio 194) Rath of Cinn Con;
  • (folio 196) The Witch and the Fenians;
  • (folio 199) Caoilte's Tale;
  • (folio 221) Fionn's Advice to McLugaidh;
  • (folio 223) Fionn's Prophecy of Ciaran;
  • (folio 225) Goll's Elegy;
  • (folio 227) Fionn's Prophecy of Madheog;
  • (folio 229) Garraidh's Tale;
  • (folio 235) The Song of Fergus McFionn;
  • (folio 237) Fergus in Praise of Goll;
  • (folio 240) Fergus on Oscar;
  • (folio 248) The Battle of Gabhra.

Written on folio 2 is the title: Poems attributedto Oissin from the McMahon Collection in the Library of Castle Kelly, translatedby D.H. Kelly, Esq., M.R.I.A. Vol. I.

Location of Originals

These Fenian Tales have been copied and translated from manuscripts in the McMahon Collection at Castle Kelly [unidentified].