Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 M 70

  • Irish, Latin
  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper

Autograph manuscript of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh's recension of the Lebor gabála Érenn.

23 M 70
Provenance and related aspects
Irish Secondary: Latin
s. xvii
17th century
Origin, provenance
Later provenance: ass. with Kuno MeyerMeyer (Kuno)
(20 December 1858–11 October 1919)
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The manuscript has been in the possession of Kuno Meyer. The Royal Irish Academy acquired it from Barbara Meyer in 1987.
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Mícheál Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Mícheál)
(d. 1643)
O'Clery (Michael)
Irish scholar, historian and scribe.
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Fear Feasa Ó Maoil ChonaireÓ Maoil Chonaire (Fear Feasa)
(fl. 17th century)
Irish scribe; one of the scholars known as the Four Masters
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Cú Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cú Choigcríche)
(d. in or after 1664)
Irish scholar, poet, historian and scribe; one of the so-named ‘Four Masters’.
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Cú Choigcríche Ó DuibhgeannáinÓ Duibhgeannáin (Cú Choigcríche)
(fl. 17th century)
Irish scribe, known as one of the Four Masters
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Giolla Pátraic Ó LuinínÓ Luinín (Giolla Pátraic)
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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

[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)

Baumgarten, Rolf, “Kuno Meyer's Irish manuscript”, Newsletter of School of Celtic Studies 1 (1987): 27–30.
Seeing as this manuscript came to light as late as the 1980s, the catalogue of manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy does not contain an entry for it.

External links

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February 2014, last updated: November 2022