Comainmnigud nóem nÉrenn

  • Early Irish
  • prose, list
  • Irish hagiography

Early Irish tract containing lists of Irish saints of the same name. Most copies of the text are followed by a similar tract focusing on female Irish ‘holy virgins’ (Comanmand nóebúag hÉrenn).

ff. 47[56]ra–49[58]
“this is nearer to [RIA MS 23 P 12] than to [LL] and may be copied from it” (Plummer)
pp. 160–164
Copied from London, British Library, MS Additional 30512 (Plummer).
f. 225a
A copy that was almost immediately abandoned: “Michael O'Clery began to copy this tract, Brussels, Bibl. Roy. 5100-4, f. 225a, but after writing only two names he breaks off with an etc., ' oir atad i nionadh ele,' i.e. because they occur elsewhere.” (Plummer)
  • Early Irish
prose, list (primary)
Textual relationships
Related: Comanmand nóebúag hÉrennComanmand nóebúag hÉrennEarly Irish tract containing lists of female Irish saints (nóebúag ‘holy virgins’) of the same name. In the manuscripts, the text immediately follows that of a similar tract known as Comainmnigud nóem nÉrenn.
Associated items
Cotlud cen chrinad collaCotlud cen chrinad collaShort Irish poem (2qq) on the saint Mo Chóe of Óendruim/Nóendruim (modern Nendrum, Co. Down).


Irish hagiographyIrish hagiography

Irish hagiographyIrish hagiography


saints of IrelandIreland and Irish history, Irish people, saints
saints of Ireland
id. 27585
saints of IrelandIreland and Irish history, Irish people, saints
saints of Ireland
id. 27585


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.] Brosnan, Denis T., “Comainmnigud noem Herend so sis”, Archivium Hibernicum 1 (1912): 314–365.

Secondary sources (select)

Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Charles Plummer, Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
Utrecht University Library: <link>
229 [id. 189.]
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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