Scthn Shacramainte na hAithrighe

Scope and Content

'Scthn Shacramainte na hAithrighe', written by Eoghan Ó Raghallaigh mac Toirdhealbhaigh Mheirgigh mhic Cathail mhic Mhaoilmhrdha for Brian Mg Uidhir mac Conchobhair Mhodartha mhic Bhriain mhic Shein of Knockninny, co. Fermanagh, in Irish, 138 folios.

There is a brief note of contents in English: 'This volume contains two treatises: 1. The Mirror of the sacrament of Penance, by the R. F. Hugh Mac Caghwell, who died in Rome 1626 soon after he had been promoted to the See of Armagh. 2. The three shafts of Death, by R. Jeoffrey Keating. DD. Author of the History of Ireland'. The volume has the bookplate of 'Joannes Carpenter, Archiep. Dub. & Hib. Pr. 1770'.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1903.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


For further information see Pdraig De Brún and Mire Herbert, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in Cambridge libraries (Cambridge University Press, 1986), pp. 32-34.

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