Could someone help on the subject of an Irish Pedigree? For my Irish is sadly limited to a year or two of evening classes on the subject.
The pedigree in question appears in multiple manuscripts-
Book of Lecan: it starts at the bottom of the page with Flann. Unfortunately I cannot read the title given to the pedigree.
I find it in 18th century manuscripts as:
Ui Muirgean in TCD MS 1280
Ui Muirigain in RIA MS 23 D 9, 280
Ui Muirigain in RIA MS 23 M 17, 186
O Murigan in O'Ferrall Linea Antinqua
Ui Murgain in TCD MS 1366
While it appears under the tiles of in:
Genelach H. Tuirtre annso sis in Book of Ballymote.
GENELACH ÚA TUIRTRI in Rawlinson B.502.
Sil Colla Uais (however without Flann) in Laud 610.
Yet in MacFirbis' Great Book of Genealogies it appears (I read) as: gnt Ui Muirthe.
This reminds me of the identification of Muirchertagh O'Muridhe, in the Registry of Clonmacnois, with Muireagan O Muireagain, Bishop of Clonmacnois (d.1213).
MacFirbis does identify the Ui Muirigein of the Ui Tuirtre on the next page without a pedigree. However I cannot read the text to understand the implications...
So I am left with the belief that Ui Muirthe is another form of Ui Muireagain?
For the Book of Lecan tells that the Ui Murigein were one of the five chiefs of Ui Tuirtre:
“15. The Book of Lecan, 80 vb 25, has the following account of the filiations of the five chief families of the Ui Tuirtri:
Ag Indrachtach mac Rachtabrad mic Mail craibi comraigidh .h. Floind re haib domnaillain 7 re hib Muirigein 7 re Mael ruanaig mac Flaithbertaig. Ua Floind immorro ar slicht Muireadaig mic Indractaig 7 in dream eile ar slicht Loingsig mic dream eile ar slicht Loingsig mic Indrachtaig.”
(source of translation “Essays and Studies Presented to Professor Eoin MacNeill”, by John Sprott Ryan)
Could Ui Muirthe be the same as Ui Muireagain?
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