Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316 Unit: pp. 97-104Lebor gabála Érenn, recension C (fragment)

  • Irish
  • s. xiv (?)
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum

Manuscript folios which now comprise the final section in the fifth volume of Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316. They contain a fragment of Lebor gabála Érenn, recension C, and constitute the greater part of the manuscript witness bearing the siglum H in Macalister's edition of that text. Another part of the original manuscript, written in the same hand, appears to be that which currently occupies pp. 67-70.

Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316 (H 2. 15a, 1316) [s. xiv]
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv (?)
14th century (?). Abbott assigns the material in the composite manuscript as a whole to the 14th century. Gwynn infers from the note on p. 68 that it may have been written as early as c. 1237, when Donnchad Ó Ceanead was candidate for the archbishopric of Cashel. However, Macalister objects that such a date is too early for both the language and orthography of the manuscript and that the meaning of the note is uncertain.(1)n. 1 R. A. S. Macalister, Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, vol. 1 (1932): xxi–xxii.
Origin, provenance
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
12" x 9½" (Gwynn); 13.5" x 9.6" (Macalister)
A third of the upper part of pp. 103-104 (1 folio) is torn away (Macalister).
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R. A. S. Macalister, Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, vol. 1 (1932): xxi–xxii.
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Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
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92, 340–341 Gwynn remarks that the folios “are of the same size (12" x 9½"), and in the same hand as pp. 67-70, and were therefore written about 1237, if we can trust the note on p. 68.”
Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 1, Irish Texts Society, 34, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1932.
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