Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1436

  • Irish
  • s. xv-xvi
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum + paper

Composite manuscript consisting of vellum manuscripts and two parts of paper (pp. 17-36, 129-219).

E 4. 1
Cat. no. 1436
Irish medicine and medical writing
Composite manuscript
Provenance and related aspects
s. xv-xvi
15th and 16th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
vellum + paper
11 ″ × 8 ″
c. 11" x 8"
Many gatherings, including ff. 85–88 (two leaves containing part of the Book of the White Earl).
Foliation / Pagination
367 pages
Distinct units
Work in progress
pp. 1-16
pp. 17-36
pp. 37-84
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 37-84
pp. 85-88

Two leaves which originally belonged the Book of the White Earl: metrical dinnshenchas of ten places.

pp. 89-100
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 89-100

Continued from p. 84.

pp. 101-112
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 101-112

6 ff.

pp. 113-128
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 113-128
pp. 129-219
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 129-219


pp. 217-218
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 217-218

Inserted paper fragment.

pp. 220-367
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 220-367
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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.] “Trinity College, Dublin”, Anne-Marie OʼBrien, and Pádraig Ó Macháin, Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1999–present. URL: <>.
Digital image reproduction

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.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
312–317; 367 (supplement) [id. 1436.]

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November 2010, last updated: November 2022