was a cry of terror from the sailors. Some of them leaped
Similarly the library of the Earl of Kildare about 1534 contained over twenty books in Irish, thirty-four works in Latin, twenty-two in English and thirty-six in French, while the fact that Manus O'Donnell, Prince of Tyrconnell, could find time to compose a Life of St. Columba in 1532, and that at a still later period Shane O'Neill could carry on his correspondence with foreigners in elegant Latin bears testimony to the fact that at this period learning was not confined to the Pale. Again it should be remembered that it was between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries that the great Irish collections such as the Book of Lecan, the Book of Ballymote, the Leabhar Breac, the Book of Lismore, etc., were compiled, and that it was about the same time many of the more important Irish Annals were compiled or completed, as were also translations of well-known Latin, French, and English works. ----------
 Hardiman, /A Statute of the 40th Year of Edw. III./, p. 4.
 /State Papers, Henry VIII./, vol. ii., pp. 1-31 (/State of Ireland and plan for its Reformation/).
 Hardiman, op. cit., pp. 46-54.
 Theiner, /Vetera Monumenta Hibernorum/, etc., pp. 16, 23.
 /Calendar Pap. Documents/, an. 1254.
 Hardiman, op. cit., pp. 47-9.
 De Burgo, /Hibernia Dominicana/, p. 75.