Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 5100-5104

  • 1630
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper
Cat. no. 507
Provenance and related aspects
Hands, scribes
Mícheál Ó CléirighO'Clery (Michael) / Ó Cléirigh (Mícheál) (d. 1643) – Irish scholar, historian and scribe
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Hands indexed:
Scribe The manuscript is “almost wholly in the hand of Michael O'Clery” (Stokes). Mícheál Ó CléirighO'Clery (Michael) / Ó Cléirigh (Mícheál) (d. 1643) – Irish scholar, historian and scribe
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A book written by Siodrach Ua Mael Conaire in 1533
Codicological information
19 cm × 15 cm
Foliation / Pagination
214 (Stokes) or 218 (Van Den Gheyn) leaves. Whitley Stokes adopts the mixed page and folio numbering of the manuscript: ff. 1-5 + pp. 1-67 + ff. 68-244 (foliation in pencil). The later catalogue description by Joseph Van den Gheyn, however, appears to have imposed a new, consistent foliation running from 1 to 217, including some final leaves ostensibly not seen by Stokes.
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 for 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.


Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Hamel, A. G. van [ed.], “Poems from Brussels MS. 5100-04”, Revue Celtique 37 (1917–1919): 345–352.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
A selection of three poems

Secondary sources (select)

Van den Gheyn, Joseph, Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, 13 vols, vol. 1: Écriture sainte et liturgie, Brussels: Lambertin, 1901.
Belgica: <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
319–321 [id. 507.]
Stokes, Whitley, Félire húi Gormáin: The martyrology of Gorman, from a manuscript in the Royal Library, Brussels, Henry Bradshaw Society 9, London: Harrison, 1895.  
comments: Edition and English translation of the Martyrology of Gorman, with introduction, notes, etc.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link>
vii–xviii A description of the contents of the manuscript direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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