An exhibition entitled “Nobility and newcomers in Renaissance Ireland,” which explores the Ireland of Shakespeare’s time, opened on January 19, 2013, at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Included in the exhibition, curated by Thomas Herron and Brendan Kane, is a modest manuscript volume (MS 179) from our holdings, part of the Myles Dillon collection (MS 175-179):
In particular, on display at the Folger in a case entitled “James and the Three Kingdoms,” is a page opening from this manuscript volume, which contains Ossianic verse transcribed y Domhnall ac Mothanna/Domhnal ac Taig (ca. 1603?):
Our holdings in this area were described in considerable detail by Cornelius G. Buttimer in a Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, published by the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, in 1989.