Bagpiper in Marginal

from Abbey of Rosgall now in Bodleian Library

Thanks to Terry Moylan for this new color image.

Notes on this image below

This from the Symposium on Bagpiping held in Amsterdam

Not until the closing years of the 15th c. do we meet with a representation of bagpipes in
Ireland. A rough wood carving of a piper formerly at Woodstock Castle, Co. Kilkenny is the
earliest known figure of a bagpiper relating to this century. The picture of a youth
playing the pipes drawn on a margin of a missal which had belonged to the Abbey of Rosgall,
Co. Kildare, cannot be very much later in date. The two pipers depicted are obviously the
prototype of a present day Piob Mhor or warpipes.

-Neil Mulligan