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An important collection of Latin saints’ Lives, all of which except one pertain to saints of Ireland.

  • s. xiii / s. xiv

Manuscript containing the so-called Dublin collection of Irish saints’ lives written in Latin

  • s. xv

Manuscript miscellany which originally belonged to a larger codex, together with NLI MS G 2.

  • s. xiv-xv
  • Ádam Ó Cianáin

A paper manuscript containing copies of 33 saints’ Lives from the Codex Insulensis. It was written in 1627 by John Goolde, guardian of the Franciscan friary in Cashel, whose exemplar is thought to have been Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson 505 (itself a copy from Rawl. 485). The copy was intended for John Colgan and his Franciscan associates.

  • 1627
  • John Goolde [friar and scribe]

Irish and Latin variants of the title ‘the Book of Sligo’ are attested in a number of sources from the 15th and 17th centuries. Its identity cannot be established beyond doubt nor is it necessarily true that the references are all to the same manuscript. Pádraig Ó Riain (CGSH, p. lii) has shown that those at least that can be dated to the 17th century refer to the Book of Lecan (Co. Sligo): these are James Ussher’s quotation of a triad about ‘St Patrick’s three Wednesdays’ and a Latin note added (by Ussher?) to a copy of the Vita sancti Declani which credits the Liber Sligunt as the source for a copy of the genealogies of Irish saints. There are two 15th-century mentions by the Irish title Leabhar Sligigh: one by the scribe of Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill (first recension) in Egerton 1782, who acknowledges the Leabhar Sligig as having been the exemplar of his text; and an honourable co-mention, with Saltair Caisil, in a poem on the king of Tír Conaill, beg. Dimghach do Chonall Clann Dálaigh. Aided Díarmata is not found in the Book of Lecan, at least in the form in which it survives today. Ó Riain allows for the possibility that ‘the Book of Sligo’ “is indeed a lost codex whose name was mistakenly applied in the seventeenth century, perhaps by Ussher, to the well-known Book of Lecan”.

Cartulary of Old Minster, Winchester.

  • 1130 x 1150
Not yet published.

Illuminated Irish gospel codex probably produced at Armagh in the 12th century.

  • s. xii1
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502
  • s. xiex/xiiin

Collection of Irish saints’ Lives in Latin. It is generally taken to be an early copy of Rawlinson B 485 and since the latter is now mutilated in places, fills in a number of important gaps. The order of the Lives has been rearranged to follow the calendar of feast-days.

  • s. xivex
  • Mattheus Ó Duibhidhir, Cormac Óg Mac Muircheartaigh
Not yet published.
  • s. xin

Gospelbook from the Irish monastery at Bobbio, where it may also have been produced

  • s. viii
  • Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Codex Vindobonensis 324