Leabhar Chlúana hEidnech Leabhar Chlúana hEidnech

  • Irish
  • 1152 x 1634?
  • Irish manuscripts
  • parchment

An Irish manuscript now lost but mentioned by Geoffrey Keating in his Foras feasa ar Éirinn. In his prologue he lists the Leabhar Chluana h-Eidhneach Fionntain i Laoighis (‘The book of Clonenagh of Fintan in Laoighis’) among the books of learning (senchas) that were still in existence in his time, whether in original or copied form. A number of further references and citations by Keating suggest that it contained a set of annals, which as Joan Radner has argued, may be related to the now Fragmentary annals of Ireland.

Leabhar Chlúana hEidnech
Irish annals
Provenance and related aspects
1152 x 1634?
The latest event cited by Keating from the annals of Clonenagh is the Synod of Kells in 1152. Unless this represents a later addition to the manuscript, the annals must have been compiled after that date, though how much later is unknown. The completion of Keating’s work (c.1634) provides an outer limit.
Origin, provenance
Provenance: Ireland
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Clúain Eidnech
Clúain Eidnech ... Clonenagh
County Laois
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Hands, scribes
Codicological information
State of existence
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)

Radner, Joan N. [ed. and tr.], Fragmentary annals of Ireland, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.
CELT – edition (2–182),: <link> CELT – translation (3–183): <link> CELT – introduction (vii–ix): <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2021, last updated: April 2024