Dublin, King's Inns, MS 12

  • Irish language
  • s. xvex
  • part of multiple volumes
  • Irish manuscripts
The first volume of Dublin, King's Inns, MS 12–13, a compilation of classical texts in Irish.
Irish narrative literature
Provenance and related aspects
Irish language
s. xvex
Completed by 1492
Hands, scribes
Maoílechlainn Ó CianáinÓ Cianáin (Maoílechlainn) / Ó Cianáin (Malachias) (fl. late 15th century) – Irish scribe responsible for Dublin, King's Inns, MS 12-13 (c. 1491/2), a compilation of classical Greco-Roman tales in Irish
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Codicological information
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part of multiple volumes
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.

“King’s Inns”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <>.

Secondary sources (select)

Miles, Brent, “Togail Troí: the Irish Destruction of Troy on the Cusp of the Renaissance”, in: Shepard, A., and Stephen D. Powell (eds.), Fantasies of Troy. Classical tales and the social imaginary in medieval and early modern Europe, Toronto: Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, University of Toronto, 2004. 81–96.
de Brún, Pádraig, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in King's Inns library, Dublin, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1972.
Dennis Groenewegen
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