Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 26 Book of Fenagh (Leabhar Fidnacha)

  • Irish
  • 1516
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
23 P 26
Cat. no. 479
Book of Fenagh (Leabhar Fidnacha)
Provenance and related aspects
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand (Muirghes Ó Máel Chonaire) Muirgheas mac Pháidín Ó Maoil ChonaireÓ Maoil Chonaire (Muirgheas mac Pháidín)
(d. 1543)
Muirgheas mac Pháidín Uí Maoil Chonaire, of Cluain Plocáin, scribe and compiler of the Book of Fenagh (RIA MS 23 P 26).
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Codicological information
30 cm × 23 cm
Palaeographical information
41 folios
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: <>.
[ed.] Hennessy, W. M. [ed.], and Denis H. Kelly [tr.], The Book of Fenagh in Irish and English, Dublin: Alexander Thom, 1875.
Internet Archive: <link>

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. 2, fasc. 10: 1284–1286 [id. 479.]
Macalister, R. A. S. [ed.], The Book of Fenagh: a supplementary volume, Dublin: Stationery Office, 1939. <link>

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