Texts

Annals of Tigernach

  • prose
  • Irish annals
Manuscripts
Copies which ultimately appear to go back to that from Rawl. B 488:
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Irish annals

Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Annals of Tigernach [part 1]”, Revue Celtique 16 (1895): 374–419.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive – offprint: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Annals of Tigernach [part 2]”, Revue Celtique 17 (1896): 6–33, 119–263, 337–420.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive – offprint: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Annals of Tigernach [part 3]”, Revue Celtique 18 (1897): 9–59, 150–198, 267–303.  
comments: The fourth part (374–391), entitled ‘The Dublin fragment of Tigernach’s annals’, is indexed at Stokes, W., “The Dublin fragment of Tigernach’s annals”, Revue Celtique 18 (1897).
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive – offprint: <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
[tr.] Mac Niocaill, Gearóid [tr.], “The Annals of Tigernach”, CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts, Online: University College Cork. URL: <http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100002A>. 
“The editor's text and corrections are retained. Dr Daniel P. Mc Carthy's date corrections are, with his kind permission, integrated into the electronic text. These chronologies are available at http://www.cs.tcd.ie/Dan.McCarthy/).”

Secondary sources (select)

Mc Carthy, Daniel P., The Irish annals: their genesis, evolution and history, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008.  
comments: Contents: Chronicles and annals: origins, compilation, taxonomy and nomenclature (p. 1); Witnesses to the annals: the primary manuscripts (18); Annalistic literature (61); World history in Insular chronicles (118); The Iona chronicle (153); The Moville and Clonmacnoise chronicles (168); Liber Cuanach and its descendants (198); The Armagh and Derry chronicles (223); The Connacht and Fermanagh chronicles (245); The Regnal-canon chronicles (271); Final compilation stages (304); Reliable annalistic chronology (342); Epilogue (355); Twelve centuries of Irish chronicling: from Bethlehem to Bundrowes (355); Necessity for a comprehensive analysis of chronicle features (357); Outstanding chronicle compilations (358); Manuscript witnesses to the annals (361); Survey of annalistic verse up to A.D. 1000 (364); The regnal-canon (368); Bibliography (375) and index (393).
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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