Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 5301–5320

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Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 5301–5320

  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper
Historical works
Cat. no. 4641
Provenance and related aspects
s. xvii
17th century
Hands, scribes
Brendan O'ConorO'Conor (Brendan)
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.
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Codicological information
20.5 cm × 13.5 cm
c.20.5×13.5 cm (Mc Carthy and Jaski)
Foliation / Pagination
287 folios.
Modern bookbinding (parchment)
The following table is based on the description in Joseph Van den Gheyn, Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique (1901–1948).

» The first interior plate reads ‘Series hic contentorum’
f. 1
» Lectiones from various writers
f. 2v
scribal addition
f. 38–f. 45
» Index. Fragments.
f. 47(?)
» Blank. Folio 46(r-v) may have been intended in the catalogue.
f. 47–f. 50v
» Irish text on the saints of Ireland
[MS] Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 5301–5320/pp. 97-162  » Manuscript containing the Annals of Roscrea
f. 84r–f. 119v = p. 163
» Catalogue: “Extracta per Patrem fratrem Brendanum Conorum ex annalibus Roscreensibus seu codice R. D. Cantwel, hic digesta ordine alphabetico”.
f. 120–f. 122v
» Catalogue: “Familia seu monachi S. Fintani seu Munnae abbatis numero 233”
f. 123r–f. 123v
» Blank
f. 124–f. 134
» Cat.: “De multiplici naturae bono ad Hybernos in terrestri elemento istius regni”
f. 134v–f. 135v
» Blank
f. 136–f. 139
f. 140–f. 141
f. 142–f. 172v
f. 173–f. 177
» Blank
f. 173(?)–f. 183v
f. 184–f. 188
» Blank
f. 189–f. 222
f. 222v–f. 223v
» Blank
f. 224r–f. 225v
f. 226–f. 238v
f. 238v.
f. 239r.
f. 240–f. 241v
f. 242–f. 246
f. 246v–f. 247
» Blank
f. 248–f. 249
f. 249v–f. 256v
» Blank
f. 257–f. 258v
f. 259–f. 259v
f. 259v–f. 260v
f. 261–f. 264
» Blank
f. 265–f. 269
f. 269v–f. 270v
» Blank
f. 271
f. 271v–f. 273v
» Blank
f. 274
f. 274v
f. 275–f. 278
f. 278v
f. 278v–f. 279
f. 279–f. 280
f. 281–f. 283v
f. 284
f. 284v
f. 285
f. 285–f. 286v
f. 287–f. 287v
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.
ff. 76–83  
pp. 8–12   
context: Fragmentary annals of Ireland   Included in the Fragmentary annals
context: Fragmentary annals of Ireland   Fragmentary annals of Ireland.
ff. 1a–36a  
f. 3–f. 38
  • Sources

Secondary sources

Jaski, Bart, and Daniel Mc Carthy, A facsimile edition of the Annals of Roscrea, Online: School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College. Word 97 document. URL: < portal.htm>.
Van den Gheyn, Joseph, Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, 13 vols, vol. 7: Histoire des pays: Allemagne, Angleterre, Autriche, Belgique (histoire générale), Brussels: Lambertin, 1907.
Belgica: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
48–50 [‘4641’] direct link
Radner, Joan N. [ed. and tr.], Fragmentary annals of Ireland, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.
CELT – edition (2–182),: <link> CELT – translation (3–183): <link> CELT – introduction (vii–ix): <link>

Jaski, Bart, and Daniel Mc Carthy, The Annals of Roscrea: a diplomatic edition, Roscrea: Roscrea People and Roscrea Heritage Society, 2012.
Ó Riain, Pádraig [ed.], Cath Almaine, Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series 25, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.
CELT – edition: <link>
1–16   “Brussels MS”
A normalised critical edition (given at the top of the page) as well as a diplomatic edition of the manuscript text from the Brussels MS (bottom of the page)

web page identifiers
Dennis Groenewegen
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