Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 5100-5104

  • Irish
  • 1630
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper
Cat. no. 507
Provenance and related aspects
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Scribe The manuscript is “almost wholly in the hand of Michael O'Clery” (Stokes). Mícheál Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Mícheál)
(d. 1643)
O'Clery (Michael)
Irish scholar, historian and scribe.
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A book written by Siodrach Ua Mael Conaire in 1533
Codicological information
19 cm × 15 cm
Table of contents

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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 Library of Belgium”, 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, 2019–present. URL: <>.
Hamel, A. G. van [ed.], “Poems from Brussels MS. 5100-04”, Revue Celtique 37 (1917–1919): 345–352.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
A selection of three poems

Secondary sources (select)

Van den Gheyn, Joseph, Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, 13 vols, vol. 1: Écriture sainte et liturgie, Brussels: Lambertin, 1901.
Belgica: <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
319–321 [id. 507.]
Stokes, Whitley, Félire húi Gormáin: The martyrology of Gorman, from a manuscript in the Royal Library, Brussels, Henry Bradshaw Society, 9, London: Harrison, 1895.  
comments: Edition and English translation of the Martyrology of Gorman, with introduction, notes, etc.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link>
vii–xviii A description of the contents of the manuscript direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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