Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS B iv 2

  • Irish
  • 1627-1628
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper

Irish miscellany, including historical and religious verse.

Collection: Stowe and Ashburnham collection
B iv 2
Cat. no. 1080
Provenance and related aspects
Origin, provenance
Later provenance: ass. with O'Flaherty (Roderic)
O'Flaherty (Roderic)
Roderic(k) O'Flaherty / Ruaidhrí (Óg) Ó Flaithbheartaigh, Irish nobleman, historian and collector of manuscripts; author of Ogygia seu rerum Hibernicarum chronologia (1685).

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In 1672, the manuscript was in the hands of Roderic O'Flaherty, who added notes in the margins. Source: RIA cat.
Later provenance: ass. with O'Conor (Charles) [of Ballinagare]
O'Conor (Charles) ... of Ballinagare
Charles O'Conor, of Belanagare (Co. Roscommon), Irish scholar

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In 1768, the MS was in the hands of Charles O'Conor, who also supplied numerous notes. Source: RIA cat.
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:

Although Mícheál Ó Cléirigh does not sign his name, the hand has been identified as his (RIA cat.).

Mícheál Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Mícheál)
(d. 1643)
O'Clery (Michael)
Irish scholar, historian and scribe.
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Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339
include the Book of Leinster (Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339)
Codicological information
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] “Royal Irish Academy”, Anne-Marie OʼBrien, and Pádraig Ó Macháin, Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1999–present. URL: <>.

Secondary sources (select)

Mulchrone, Kathleen, Thomas F. OʼRahilly, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, and A. I. Pearson, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, 8 vols, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1926–1970.  
8 volumes: Vol. 1, pp. 1–654 (fasc. 1-5) -- Vol. 2, pp. 655–1294 (fasc. 6-10) -- Vol. 3, pp. 1295–1938 (fasc. 11-15) -- Vol. 4, pp. 1939–2578 (fasc. 16-20) -- Vol. 5, pp. 2579–3220 (fasc. 21-25) -- Vol. 6, pp. 3221–3500 (fasc. 26-27) -- Vol. 7 (index 1) -- Vol. 8 (index 2).
Vol. 5, 3021–3029 [id. 1080.]
OʼConor, Charles, Bibliotheca Ms. Stowensis: a descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Stowe Library, 2 vols, Buckingham, 1818–1819.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>
Vol. 1, 85–102 [id. 16.]
Dennis Groenewegen
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November 2010, last updated: December 2022