Provenance and related aspects
Mícheál Ó CléirighO'Clery (Michael), Ó Cléirigh (Mícheál) (d. 1643) – Irish scholar, historian and scribe
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 concerning 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.
rubric: S. Adamnani canones ar slicht senlibuir Ratha Bothae incipit: Sa h-amra an ti Adamnan Prose introduction and poem (A maccucáin, sruith in tíag); also a poem on Adomnán's pedigree (Adomnán rohalt in Hí)
incipit: An rim a ri an richid ráin Prayer ascr. to Ciarán, said to derive from an old book from Áth Clíath don Droichet
f. 65r–f. 65
rubric: De verbis Colmáin maco Bonae incipit: Is dual duit Fragment only
A complete copy transcribed from a manuscript belonging to Domnall Ó Duinnín
Transcript by Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, followed by Betha Caoimhgin II
Transcript by Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, who drew on two manuscripts that he discovered in Castlekevin, near Glendalough - see his colophon at the end of the text (§ 24) and Plummer's introduction (p. xxx). The text here is preceded by a copy of Betha Caoimhgin I.
The only known copy, according to Plummer
The relationship of this version to the present text has yet to be verified. It was not consulted by Gearóid Mac Eoin. A note at the foot of the last page says that the text is incomplete.
f. 47–f. 53
rubric: Betha Coimin Foda incipit: Baói ri amhra for Chairrhaine Luachra san Mumhain Life of Cummíne Fota. A note at the foot of f. 53 says that the Life is incomplete.
f. 35–f. 43
rubric: Betha Fionnchon naoimh annso Life of St Finnchú of Brigown (Co. Cork)
f. 87–f. 97v
Life of St Mac Reithe (here Mac Creiche) of Kilmacrehy
Copied, from an unknown exemplar, at Cork in the summer of 1629
f. 13–f. 23
Abridged version of the Life of St Patrick.
Prose only, with the exception of three stanzas.
f. 76r–f. 82v
Cain Adamnain ar slict senlibuir
Ratha Bothae See Kuno Meyer
, Cáin Adamnáin: an Old-Irish treatise on the law of Adamnan
(1905): vii–viii (preface). According to the colophon at the end of f. 82v, this copy derives from an exemplar written by Cú Mumhan mac Tuathail Í Clerigh, a cousin of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh (‘Asna duilleocaib doscrioph Cumumhan ma
c Tuatail i Clerig
an beccan so. a tigh na mbrathar
ag Drobaois. 31 do marta. 1627’, ed. Meyer, ibidem
, p. 32). The incipit
(f. 76r) states that the ultimate source of the text is a manuscript referred to as the ‘old book of Raphoe’.
Copy written by Mícheál Ó Cléirigh.
f. 44–f. 45
rubric: Cuimin Condoire cecinit Poem
A modernised recension from BL Additional 30512
f. 99r–f. 102
or Betha Eimín, a modernised version of the text
incipit: Ced-briathra Bhicc meic De
f. 70v–f. 72
rubric: Balor da apstal decc na hErenn
Shorter version of the tale
f. 55r–f. 57v
Shorter version of the tale, edited separately by Ruth P. M. Lehmann
, Fled Dúin na nGéd
f. 23–f. 23
Extract from Félire Óengusso
incipit: Caillech dorad a mac do Moling
f. 75–f. 76
rubric: Tri briathra do ratt Corpmacc mac Cuilennain Poem about Cormac mac Cuilennáin, preceded by a prose introduction ascr to Gegan.
Prose introduction and poem
f. 65v–f. 66r
incipit: Sciath De denim umum Lorica attributed to Colum Cille
incipit: Sciath De denim umum