Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 12 R 33

The Cathach of St Columba
  • s. vi/vii
  • Irish manuscripts
12 R 33
The Cathach of St Columba
Provenance and related aspects
s. vi/vii
Late 6th or early 7th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information


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.

Lawlor, H. J. [ed.], “The Cathach of St Columba”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 33 C (1916): 241–443.
Internet Archive: <link>
Herity, Michael, and Aidan Breen, The Cathach of Colum Cille: an introduction, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2002. + CD-ROM.

Secondary sources (select)

Alexander, Jonathan J. G., A survey of manuscripts illuminated in the British Isles, vol. 1: Insular manuscripts, 6th-9th century, London: Miller, 1978.
Esposito, Mario, “The Cathach of St Columba”, County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 4:1 (1916–1920): 80–83.
Lowe, E. A., Codices Latini antiquiores: a palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part 2: Great Britain and Ireland, Codices Latini Antiquiores 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1935.
no. 266 [id. 266.]
McNamara, Martin, “Psalter text and Psalter study in the early Irish Church (A.D. 600-1200)”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 71 C (1973): 201–298.
McNamara, Martin, and Maurice Sheehy [appendices], “Psalter text and Psalter study in the early Irish Church (A.D. 600-1200)” [1973], in: McNamara, Martin, The Psalms in the early Irish Church, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Supplement Series 165, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. 19–142.
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The Cathach and Domnach Airgid”, in: Cunningham, Bernadette, Siobhán Fitzpatrick [eds.], and Petra Schnabel [picture ed.], Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2009. 1–8.

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