Manuscripts

Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS C iii 3 Annals of the Four Masters

  • Irish
  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts

A 17th-century autograph manuscript of the Annals of the Four Masters, covering the period 2242 BC-1171 AD. Scribes include Mícheál and Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh.

Identifiers
Location
Collection: Stowe and Ashburnham collection
Shelfmark
C iii 3
Classification
Cat. no. 1220
Type
Irish annals
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Irish
Date
s. xvii
17th century.
Hands, scribes
Five hands.
Hands indexed:
Main hand Mícheál Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Mícheál)
(d. 1643)
O'Clery (Michael)
Irish scholar, historian and scribe.
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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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Copies or excerpts
Codicological information
Foliation / Pagination
522 folia.
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.

Sources

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: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/RIA/english/index.html>.

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. 6, 3276–3282 [id. 1220.]
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, 113–115 (?) [id. 21.]

External links

Contributors
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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June 2011, last updated: December 2022