Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1298 Unit: pp. 239-375

  • Irish
  • s. xv
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1298 (H 2. 7, 1298) [s. xv]
manuscript miscellanies
Provenance and related aspects
s. xv
15th century (Gordon)
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand (Mac an Leagha)

In his edition of Stair Ercuil, Gordon Quin identified Uilliam Mac an Leagha as the scribe of (this part of) the manuscript.(1)n. 1 Gordon Quinn, Stair Ercuil ocus a bás: The life and death of Hercules (1939): xxxviii–xl.

Uilliam Mac an LeaghaMac an Leagha (Uilliam)
(fl. 15th century)
Irish author, translator and scribe
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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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Quinn, Gordon [ed.], Stair Ercuil ocus a bás: The life and death of Hercules, Irish Texts Society, 38, London: Irish Texts Society, 1939.
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Byrne, Aisling, “Family, locality, and nationality: vernacular adaptations of the Expugnatio Hibernica in late medieval Ireland”, Medium Ævum 82:1 (2013): 101–118.
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