Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 506 Unit: ff. 1-16a

  • Irish
  • s. xiv (+ xvii) distinct manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Irish genealogical tracts and a copy of the Dinnshenchas Érenn
dinnshenchas Irish genealogies
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv (+ xvii)
14th century, except for 16ar, which is a later addition, “probably early 17th century”.
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand 1 (ff. 1r–10v) Seáan Ó Cianáin, who wrote for Ághamh Ó Cianáin and was responsible for the genealogical section on ff. 1r–10v. Seáan Ó CianáinÓ Cianáin (Seáan)
(d. c.1400)
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Hand 2 (ff. 11r–15v) Anonymous scribe responsible for the copy of Dinnshenchas Érenn (ff. 11r–15v). Anonymous [Rawl. B 506 (ff. 11r-15v)]Anonymous ... Rawl. B 506 (ff. 11r-15v)
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Hand 3 (f. 16ar) A late scribe (f. 16ar), “probably early 17th century” (Ó Cuív). Anonymous [Rawl. B 506 (f. 16ar)]Anonymous ... Rawl. B 506 (f. 16ar)
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Ó Cianáin (Ádam)
Ó Cianáin (Ádam)
(fl. 14th century)
Ádam Ó Cianáin of Lisgoole, Co. Fermanagh, Irish scribe. His obit is recorded in AFM s.a. 1374.

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Codicological information
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distinct manuscript
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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.

[dig. img.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford, 2001–present. URL: <>.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Schreibersnotizen aus Rawl. B. 506”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 358.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
Scribal notes.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
Dennis Groenewegen
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