Killiney, Franciscan Library, MS F 1

  • Latin
  • 1627
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper

A paper manuscript containing copies of 33 saints’ Lives from the Codex Insulensis. It was written in 1627 by John Goolde, guardian of the Franciscan friary in Cashel, whose exemplar is thought to have been Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson 505 (itself a copy from Rawl. 485). The copy was intended for John Colgan and his Franciscan associates.

Please note that today this manuscript is probably part of the B series of Franciscan manuscripts currently housed in the archives of University College, Dublin. Any up-to-date information on its location and signature would be most welcome.
F 1
A 24
Provenance and related aspects
Origin, provenance
Origin: Dublin, Franciscan friary
Dublin, Franciscan friary
County Dublin
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Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand John Goolde [friar and scribe]Goolde (John) ... friar and scribe
(fl. c.17th century, first half)
Friar, guardian of the Franciscan friary in Cashel, and scribe who was responsible for a copy of the Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae and had worked together with the Four Masters.
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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.


Secondary sources (select)

Sharpe, Richard, Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
Ó Riain, Pádraig [ed.], Beatha Bharra: Saint Finnbarr of Cork: The complete Life, Irish Texts Society, 57, London: Irish Texts Society, 1994.
Dillon, Myles, Canice Mooney, and Pádraig de Brún, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1969.
Plummer, Charles, Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, partim hactenus ineditae, 2 vols, vol. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910.
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C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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