1563-1640; long kept in the Tower of London, he wrote a manuscript epitome
of the of early history of Ireland, held in the British Library as Add.
MS 4793, ff. 21, 22 and reprinted in Sir John Gilbert, ed., Facsimiles
of National Manuscripts of Ireland (1874).
[History of Ireland in], Sir John Gilbert, ed., Facsimiles
of National Manuscripts of Ireland (1874), Pt. IV, Vol. 1 pp.120-23;
see also Standish Hayes OGrady, Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts
in the British Museum, I, 61-62.
Epitome of Irish History: Then had they those that were
called curidha (heroes) as Curi, Conall, Cernach, Cuchulin, and others that for their agility, strength, and activity
and valour were much celebrated: and about one hundred and fifty years
later they had those bands or companies called fiena that for their activity
and valour were elected and chosen out of all the provinces. Their chief
charge was to watch all the havens, and keep the country from sudden invasion,
being commanded by Cumhaill mac Trenmoir, a Leinsterman, and by
Finn mac Cumhaill, his son, after he was killed at the battle of Cnuca
by Conn Cedcathach, or Counn (of the hundred battles). (Rep.
in Gilbert, ed., Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland,
Pt. IV, Vol. I, pp.120-23; p.122; cited in Russell K. Alspach, Irish
Poetry from the English Invasion to 1798, Philadelphia: Pennsylvania
UP 1959, p.69 - from whence Works, supra..)