Annals of Loch Cé (Annals of Lough Cé)

  • Early Modern Irish, Hiberno-Latin
  • Irish annals
  • Early Modern Irish Hiberno-Latin
  • Early Modern Irish and Latin


Irish annalsannals and chronicles, Irish histories
Irish annals
id. 35113


Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Hennessy, William M. [ed. and tr.], The Annals of Loch Cé. A chronicle of Irish affairs from A.D. 1014 to A.D. 1590, 2 vols, Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, 54, London, et al.: Longman, 1871.
CELT – edition of vol. 1 (s. a. 1014-1348): <link> CELT – edition of vol. 2 (s. a. 1349–1590): <link> CELT – translation of vol. 1: <link> CELT – translation of vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – multiple results: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Mc Carthy, Daniel P., The Irish annals: their genesis, evolution and history, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008.  
comments: Contents: Chronicles and annals: origins, compilation, taxonomy and nomenclature (p. 1); Witnesses to the annals: the primary manuscripts (18); Annalistic literature (61); World history in Insular chronicles (118); The Iona chronicle (153); The Moville and Clonmacnoise chronicles (168); Liber Cuanach and its descendants (198); The Armagh and Derry chronicles (223); The Connacht and Fermanagh chronicles (245); The Regnal-canon chronicles (271); Final compilation stages (304); Reliable annalistic chronology (342); Epilogue (355); Twelve centuries of Irish chronicling: from Bethlehem to Bundrowes (355); Necessity for a comprehensive analysis of chronicle features (357); Outstanding chronicle compilations (358); Manuscript witnesses to the annals (361); Survey of annalistic verse up to A.D. 1000 (364); The regnal-canon (368); Bibliography (375) and index (393).
O’Dwyer, B. W., “The annals of Connacht and Loch Cé and the monasteries of Boyle and Holy Trinity”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 72.4 C (1972): 83–101.
Dennis Groenewegen
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