Lebar Glinne Dá Locha (‘Book of Glendalough’) Lebar Glinne Dá Locha (‘Book of Glendalough’)

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Lebar Glinne Dá Locha (‘Book of Glendalough’)
In a number of Irish manuscripts, a codex known as Lebar Glinne Dá Locha (‘The Book of Glendalough’) is explicitly credited as being the source for one or several texts. Its identity is a matter of some debate. Several scholars, notably Pádraig Ó Riain, have made a case for identification with the second volume of Rawlinson B 502 (12th century), or what remains of it today. Caoimhín Breatnach, however, has presented a number of arguments against Ó Riain's conclusions.
Provenance and related aspects
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.


Secondary sources (select)

Ó Riain, Pádraig, “The Book of Glendalough: a continuing investigation”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 56 (2008): 71–88.
Breatnach, Caoimhín, “Manuscript sources and methodology: Rawlinson B 502 and Lebar Glinne Dá Locha”, Celtica 24 (2003): 40–54.
Celtica – PDF: <link>
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “Rawlinson B 502 alias Lebar Glinne Dá Locha: a restatement of the case”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 51 (1999): 130–147.
Breatnach, Caoimhín, “Rawlinson B 502, Lebar Glinne Dá Locha and Saltair na rann”, Éigse 30 (1997): 109–132.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “NLI G 2, f. 3 and the Book of Glendalough”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 39 (1982): 29–32.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “The Book of Glendalough or Rawlinson B 502”, Éigse 18 (1981): 161–176.
Dennis Groenewegen
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