Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 484 Unit: ff. 86-[89]List of Irish saints

  • Irish, Latin
  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper
Provenance and related aspects
Irish Secondary: Latin
s. xvii
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Míchéal Ó Cléirigh?

O Cuív: “The writing is small (having as many as 43 lines in some columns) and may be that of Míchéal Ó Cléirigh.” Similarly, Plummer  suggests that it is “probably in the handwriting of Michael O'Clery”.

Mícheál Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Mícheál)
(d. 1643)
O'Clery (Michael)
Irish scholar, historian and scribe.
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Ware (index) The index is in the hand of Sir James Ware.
James WareWare (James)
(d. 1666)
Ware (James)
(Sir) James Ware, Irish scholar, historian and antiquarian
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Codicological information
20 cm × 14.5 cm
Source: Ó Cuív.
4 ff. (ff. 85, 86, [87], 88, [89])
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Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
113–115 [id. 28.]
Hennig, John, “A list of Irish saints in Rawl. B 484”, Éigse 6:1 (1948–1952): 50–55.
Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Charles Plummer, Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
Utrecht University Library: <link>
230 [id. 194.]
Macray, William D., Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ, vol. 5: partis quintæ ... viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., fasc. 1: [A-B], Oxford, 1862.
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Listed as “Catalogue of Irish Saints, with their localities and festival days. Irish. fol. 86”.
Dennis Groenewegen
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