Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1298

  • Irish
  • s. xv
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
H 2. 7
Cat. no. 1298
Provenance and related aspects
s. xv
15th century
Origin, provenance
Later provenance: ass. with Edward LhuydLhuyd (Edward)
(d. 1709)
Llwyd (Edward)
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John SebrightSebright (John)
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“This volume, with Nos. 1302-1321, was presented by Sir John Sebright; they originally belonged to Edward Lhwyd, whose autograph appears in this and some others. Many have also an impression of Lhwyd's seal in red wax.” (Abbott)
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
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composite manuscript
Palaeographical information
Ornamented initials occur from 244 onwards (Gwynn).
Distinct units
Dublin, Trinity College, …  Index

“There is a short table of contents written (says O'Donovan) by Maurice O'Gorman” (Gwynn).

pp. 1-238

Genealogy and bardic poetry. Scribe: Lúcás Ó Dalláin (14th century).

pp. 239-375

Narrative prose, especially Early Modern Irish romance. The hand has been identified as that of Uilliam Mac an Leagha (15th century).

pp. 376-456

Narrative prose (In cath catharda and Stair Fortibrais) and two early wisdom-texts (Audacht Morainn and Tecosca Cormaic). 15th century (?).

pp. 457-460

A fragment of Togail na Tebe. Dated 1479.

Table of contents

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Primary sources

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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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