Dinnshenchas Érenn, version A
- Early Irish poetry, Medieval Irish literature, Dinnshenchas Érenn
The texts of version A are distributed over various sections of the Book of Leinster. The original arrangement of these manuscript sections has not been preserved intact and an unknown number of leaves appear now to be lost. The writing appears to be the work of two scribes.
Gwynn suggests a reconstruction of the original order as follows:
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2] pp. 151–158
- (The prose recension of B, which currently occupies pp. 159–160 and 165–170, may have come here or at the end of the metrical recension)
- – (leaves lost)
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2] pp. 215–216This leaf continues the prose introduction to the Carmun poem, but the preceding leaf is presumed lost.
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2] pp. 191–210The poem on Berba breaks off on p. 216 and contines on p. 191. Non-dinnshenchas poems are found on pp. 205-208.
- – (gap?)
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2] pp. 161–164Gwynn has called the script of these pages “remarkably fine and careful”
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2] pp. 211–214The poem on Brug na Bóinde (II) continues from p. 164 to p. 211.
- (prose recension of B?)
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