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McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar
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Fr Michael McGrath SJ

Irish manuscripts
Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars
Material relating to the Life of St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Lecture notes and articles
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Poetry

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘De Mhaodhóg Fearna’

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘De Mhaodhóg Fearna (550-60 – 624-32)’ (11pp) with notes in another hand commenting on the text (2pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

Material relating to Fr McGrath’s intended book on St Aloysius Gonzaga

Material on St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Includes:
– chronology of his life (n.d., 2pp);
– hand drawn map of northern Italy (no scale given) (n.d., 1p.);
– printer’s estimate for producing the book (4 October 1943, 1p.) and
– copies of a trial two pages (from chapter one) from the printers (Cahill & Co., Ltd.) (4 October 1943, 2 items).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Amhráin Eoin an Mhéirín’

‘Amhráin Eoin an Mhéirín’ Part 2, from amhrán XI onwards.’ Handwritten draft.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘An Lánamha Luaidhte’

Edited Irish manuscript entitled ‘An Lánamha Luaidhte’. Divided into thirty-eight chapters.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Dian-anaith Críost’

‘Dian-anaith Críost’.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Na Subháilcí’

‘Na Subháilcí,’ three [lectures] (5pp, 8pp, 26pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘An Duilleog Ghlegeal’

Short story entitled ‘An Duilleog Ghlegeal’.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

Fragments of prose

Fragments of prose (in Irish).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Duanín na Nodlag’, ‘An tAistear go Beithil’ and ‘Sa Choill d[am]’

Three poems. ‘Duanín na Nodlag’, beg. Ó mo láimh-se beir gáirdeas, gach buidhe is buaidh, 3qq. (1914); ‘An tAistear go Beithil’, beg. Fada an bóthar, olc an tslighe, 24 lines of edited text (Christmas 1916) and ‘Sa Choill d[am]’, beg. Sian-sán gaoithe sciatháin dhiadha, translated from the German poem ‘Im Walde’ by T. Schlegel (12 lines).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

'A Rí do rinne Eamhain go fuar'

Two drafts of a poem by Fr McGrath, beg. 'A Rí do rinne Eamhain go fuar', (14 lines) entitled ‘Beithil’ and ‘Triallam Jas Bheithil’.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

Various Irish poetry

Various Irish poetry.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘New Testament’

‘New Testament’ in Irish by Fr McGrath SJ. With brown paper which indicates that ‘Book Proofs for final correction by Fr John Hyde SJ. This set of proofs contains many minor corrections as well as some important ones.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Éanna (Éanda) Naomhtha'

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Éanna (Éanda) Naomhtha (?460 – 540?) (21 adh Márta)’ (8pp) and notes in another hand (1p.).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Finnian Fionn Cluana Ioraird'

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Finnian Fionn Cluana Ioraird 470 ? – …’ (8pp) with notes in another hand commenting on the text (1p.).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Beatha Íde [480? – 569?]’

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Beatha Íde [480? – 569?]’ (7pp) with notes in another hand commenting on the text (4pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Comhghall Naomhtha 517-602’

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Comhghall Naomhtha 517 – 602’ (8pp) and notes in another hand commenting on the text (6pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Fursa Naomhtha (580?-652-3 (16adh Eanair)'

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Fursa Naomhtha (580? – 652-3 (16adh Eanair) ‘ (8pp) and notes in another hand commenting on the ‘Fursa’ text and also on the text relating to St. Enda (Éanna) (5pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ informing him of sources of information on the Irish in the West Indies in the seventeenth century

  • IE IJA J/10/115
  • File
  • [1928]-1932; 1966; 1975
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from various academics and clergy to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ mainly informing him of additional sources of information concerning his research on the Irish in the West Indies in the seventeenth century. Includes:

  • letter from Fr Gwynn’s father, Stephen Lucius Gwynn ([c1929], 2pp);
  • letters from Fr John MacErlean SJ (12 October 1929 – 28 May 1931, 6 items);
  • correspondence between Fr John MacErlean SJ, Mr Ambrose A. Kelly and Fr Gwynn concerning a manuscript originally thought to be in the possession of ‘the late Mr. Reddin, who…had been employed by the Foreign Office for a number of years making searches and reports amongst the archives in Spain’ (9 - 25 June 1931, 4 items);
  • letters from James Alexander Williamson, author of 'English in Guiana' (3,14 March 1932, 2 items);
  • letter from Fr Michael McGrath SJ (5 December 1936, 1p.) and
  • ‘Montserrat: “The Most Distinctively Irish Settlement in the New World”, by John C. Messenger, 'Ethnicity 2', 281-303. (1975).