Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1286

  • Irish
  • s. xviii
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper

The manuscript consists of two parts which are separately paged: (1) the 17th-century compllation of the Lebor gabála Érenn and (2) a transcription from an earlier book by Seán mac Muiris Ó Maoilchonaire (John son of Maurice O'Mulconry).

H 1. 12
Cat. no. 1286
Provenance and related aspects
s. xviii
18th century.
Hands, scribes
Aodh Ó DálaighÓ Dálaigh (Aodh)
(fl. mid–18th century)
O'Daly (Hugh)
Irish scribe and poet
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Codicological information
Distinct units
Dublin, Trinity College, …  index

Index. “Loose in the volume is an index of words and forms in a few of the pages of the Leabhar Gabhala, by Dr. Fras. Sullivan”.

pp. 1–184

A copy of Lebor gabála Érenn (the O'Clery recension) written by Dáibhidh Ó Mullán and Aodh Ó Dalaigh, who gives the date 1742. The pages are numbered separately.

pp. 1–end (134?)

Copy of a manuscript (now lost?) written by Seán mac Muiris Ó Maoilchonaire and here transcribed by Aodh Ó Dalaigh, who gives the date of writing as 1746. The pages are numbered separately.

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Secondary sources (select)

Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
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C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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