Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D iv 2

  • Irish
  • s. xv
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum + paper
Collection: Stowe and Ashburnham collection
D iv 2
Cat. no. 992
Provenance and related aspects
s. xv
15th century.
Origin, provenance
A note by Sair Seon Mailéadanan says the manuscript was written at Cell Cormaic, now Kilcormac, Co. Offaly (i mainistir Chilli Cormaic, f. 54vb).
Hands, scribes
Ó hAchoideirn (Eóghan)Ó hAchoideirn (Eóghan)
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Anonymous [scribe in RIA D iv 2]Anonymous ... scribe in RIA D iv 2
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Mac Aodhagáin (Seán)
Mac Aodhagáin (Seán)
(fl. 15th century)
Irish scribe responsible for the literary miscellany in RIA D iv 2, ff. 74-89r.

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The three main hands identified in the catalogue description are as follows:
  1. Eóghan Ó hAchoideirn (hEachthigheirn). Most of the vernacular tales concerning classical traditions, such as Togail Troí, are in his hand.
  2. an anonymous hand responsible for the copies of Lorgaireacht an tSoidigh Naomhtha and In cath catharda
  3. Seán Mac Aodhagáin (Seáan Mac Aedacain), whose main contribution is the literary miscellany on ff. 74r-89r. Ó Concheanainn identifies him with Seán mac Conchobair (d. 1487), ollamh to Clann Riocaird.(1)n. 1 Tomás Ó Concheanainn, ‘A Connacht medieval literary heritage’, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 16 (1988).
Codicological information
vellum + paper
Table of contents

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Tomás Ó Concheanainn, ‘A Connacht medieval literary heritage’, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 16 (1988).

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[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: <>.

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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, 3297–3307 [id. 1223.]
Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “A Connacht medieval literary heritage: texts derived from Cín Dromma Snechtai through Leabhar na hUidhre”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 16 (Winter, 1988): 1–40.
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