Bibliography

R. A. S. (Robert Alexander Stewart)
Macalister
b. 1870–d. 1950

30 publications between 1898 and 1950 indexed
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Macalister, R. A. S., The Book of Mac Carthaigh Riabhach, otherwise the Book of Lismore, Facsimiles in Collotype of Irish Manuscripts 5, Dublin: Stationery Office, 1950. Facsimile edition, with introduction and indices.
Macalister, R. A. S., Corpus inscriptionum Insularum Celticarum [CIIC], 2 vols, vol. 2, Dublin: Stationery Office, 1949.
Irishmanuscripts.ie – PDF: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S., Corpus inscriptionum Insularum Celticarum [CIIC], 2 vols, vol. 1, Dublin: Stationery Office, 1945.  
Introduction; The Ogham and analogous inscriptions of Ireland [Province of Connaught; Leinster; Munster; Ulster]; The Ogham and analogous inscriptions of Wales, England, The Isle of Man Scotland; Index locorum; Index verborum.
Irishmanuscripts.ie – PDF: <link>
Introduction; The Ogham and analogous inscriptions of Ireland [Province of Connaught; Leinster; Munster; Ulster]; The Ogham and analogous inscriptions of Wales, England, The Isle of Man Scotland; Index locorum; Index verborum.
Macalister, R. A. S. [ed.], The Book of Uí Maine, otherwise called the Book of the O’Kelly’s, Facsimiles in Collotype of Irish Manuscripts 4, Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1942.
Macalister, R. A. S., Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, Irish Texts Society 34–35–39–41–44, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1932–1942.
Internet Archive – Vol. 1 (1938 ed.): <link> Internet Archive – Vol. 2 (1939 ed.): <link> Internet Archive – Vol. 3 (1940 ed.): <link> Internet Archive – Vol. 4 (1941 ed.): <link> Internet Archive – Vol. 5 (1956 ed.): <link>
Macalister, R. A. S. [ed.], The Book of Fenagh: a supplementary volume, Dublin: Stationery Office, 1939.
Irishmanuscripts.ie: <link>
Macalister, R. A. Stewart, The secret languages of Ireland, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1937. x + 284 pp.
Internet Archive – Parts of the book: <link>
Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 3, Irish Texts Society 39, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1937.
Internet Archive: <link>
Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 2, Irish Texts Society 35, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1933.  

Concerning this section in the recensions which he calls R1, Min, R2 and R3, Macalister writes that it “has suffered modification in translation from the original Latin and in subsequent transmission [...] and in consequence two versions R1 and R2, differing widely, have come into being. [...] The version [of this section] in Min need not detain us: it does not differ essentially from R1. We turn now to R3, which in this section is very clumsy and awkward patchwork, based upon the two earlier versions, with the addition of some extraneous matter. [...] The close relationship of his [the compiler's] MS of R1 (*Q), to F, observed in the preceding section is here maintained.”

Internet Archive: <link>

Concerning this section in the recensions which he calls R1, Min, R2 and R3, Macalister writes that it “has suffered modification in translation from the original Latin and in subsequent transmission [...] and in consequence two versions R1 and R2, differing widely, have come into being. [...] The version [of this section] in Min need not detain us: it does not differ essentially from R1. We turn now to R3, which in this section is very clumsy and awkward patchwork, based upon the two earlier versions, with the addition of some extraneous matter. [...] The close relationship of his [the compiler's] MS of R1 (*Q), to F, observed in the preceding section is here maintained.”

Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 1, Irish Texts Society 34, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1932.
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Macalister, R. A. S. [tr.], The Latin & Irish lives of Ciaran, Translations of Christian Literature 5, London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1921.
Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S., and John Mac Neill, Leabhar Gabhála: the book of conquests of Ireland. The recension of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, vol. 1, Dublin, 1916.  
comments: Unfinished, as no further volumes have been forthcoming.
Internet Archive: <link>
comments: Unfinished, as no further volumes have been forthcoming.
Macalister, R. A. S., Muiredach: abbot of Monasterboice 890-923 A.D. His life and surroundings, The Margaret Stokes Lectures 1913, Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1914.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S., The memorial slabs of Clonmacnois, King’s County: with an appendix on the lost materials for a history of the monastery, Dublin: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1909.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> HathiTrust: <link> Askaboutireland.ie: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S. [ed. and tr.], Two Irish Arthurian romances. Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil, Eachtra Mhacaoimh-an-Iolair: The story of the Crop Eared Dog, the Story of Eagle Boy, Irish Texts Society 10, London: Irish Texts Society, 1908.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S. [ed. and tr.], Fís Mherlíno: The vision of Merlino, an Irish allegory, Dublin: Gill, 1905.
Internet Archive: <link>


Contributions to journals

Macalister, R. A. S., “The ‘Fermoy’ copy of Lebor gabála”, Ériu 11 (1932): 172–173.
Vendryes, J., and R. A. S. Macalister [appendix], “Un manuscrit irlandais inédit”, Revue Celtique 48 (1931): 235–280.
Journal volume:  Gallica: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S., “The inscriptions on the slab at Fahan Mura, Co. Donegal”, The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 59 (1929): 89–98.
Armstrong, E. C. R., and R. A. S. Macalister, “Wooden book with leaves indented and waxed found near Springmount Bog, Co. Antrim”, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 50 (1920): 160–166.
Macalister, R. A. S., “Temair Breg: a study of the remains and traditions of Tara”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 34 C (1919): 231–399.  
comments: The relevant plates are found after page 404.
Internet Archive – offprint: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 34: <link>
comments: The relevant plates are found after page 404.
Macalister, R. A. S., “Notes on some Ogham inscriptions, including two recently discovered”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 34 C (1919): 400–404.
Internet Archive – offprint: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S., E. C. R. Armstrong, and R. L. Praeger, “Report on the exploration of Bronze-age cairns on Carrowkeel mountain, Co. Sligo”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 29 C (1911–1912): 311–347.
Internet Archive: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S., “On some County Cork Ogham stones in English museums”, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 5th series, 36:2 (1906): 166–178.
Internet Archive: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S. [ed. and tr.], “The vision of Merlino”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 4 (1903): 394–455.
Internet Archive: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S., “The Life of Saint Finan”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 2 (1899): 545–565.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation, with preamble: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Macalister, R. A. S., “The ecclesiology of Ogham Inscriptions”, Transactions of the St. Paul's Ecclesiological Society 4 (1897–1898): 53–64.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

Macalister, R. A. S., “The inscriptions and language of the Picts”, in: Ryan, John (ed.), Féil-sgríbhinn Eóin Mhic Néill: Essays and studies presented to professor Eoin MacNeill on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, May 15th 1938, Dublin: Three Candles, 1940. 184–226.

About the author

Ó Lúing, Seán, Celtic studies in Europe and other essays, Dublin: Geography Publications, 2000.