Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 2 Irish Liber hymnorum

  • Irish, Latin
  • s. xiex/xiiin
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Collection: Franciscan A: Irish-language manuscripts
Franciscan A 2
Irish Liber hymnorum
Irish Liber hymnorum, related to Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1441
Provenance and related aspects
Irish, Latin
s. xiex/xiiin
Late 11th / early 12th century.
Hands, scribes
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 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.

[ed.] Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson [ed. and tr.], The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, Henry Bradshaw Society, 13, 14, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.  
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction

Volume 2: Translation and notes

Manuscripts used, with sigla:

Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>, <link>
[dig. img.] “University College Dublin”, 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)

Bieler, Ludwig, “The Irish Book on hymns: a palaeographical study”, Scriptorium 2:2 (1948): 177–194.
Persée: <link>
Stokes, Whitley, The tripartite Life of Patrick: with other documents relating to that saint, 2 vols, vol. 1, Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, 89.1, London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1887.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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February 2011, last updated: August 2023