Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 72.1.37 Book of the Dean of Lismore (Leabhar Deathan Lios Mòir)

  • Scottish Gaelic
  • s. xvi
  • Scottish manuscripts
Adv. 72.1.37
Book of the Dean of Lismore (Leabhar Deathan Lios Mòir)
duanairí Scottish Gaelic poetry Irish poetry and verse (vernacular)
Provenance and related aspects
Scottish Gaelic
s. xvi
16th century.
Hands, scribes
Palaeographical information
Category: secretary hand
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


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.] “National Library of Scotland”, 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: <>.
[ed.] MacLauchlan, Thomas [ed. and tr.], and William Forbes Skene [introd. and add. notes], The Dean of Lismore’s Book: a selection of ancient Gaelic poetry from a manuscript collection made by James M’Gregor, dean of Lismore, in the beginning of the sixteenth century, Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1862. <link> View in Mirador Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Mackinnon, Donald, A descriptive catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh, and elsewhere in Scotland, Edinburgh: Brown, 1912.
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C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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