Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 E 29

  • s. xiv/xv
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Collection: Haliday and Larcom
23 E 29
Cat. no. 1134
Book of Fermoy
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv/xv
14th or 15th century
Origin, provenance
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Distinct units
pp. 1-16

A fragment of Lebor gabála Érenn (Recension A), tentatively dated to the 14th century in the catalogue description. Another part is in Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D iii 1.

pp. 17-216

The greater part of the manuscript.

pp. 217-232
Dublin, Royal Irish Acade…  pp. 217-232

Medical manuscript written by multiple hands.

pp. 233-234
Dublin, Royal Irish Acade…  pp. 233-234


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.

“Royal Irish Academy”, 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)

Mulchrone, Kathleen, Thomas F. O'Rahilly, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, and A. I. Pearson (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, 8 vols, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1926–1970.
Vol. 5, 3091–3125 (no. 1134) [id. 1134.]
Todd, James Henthorn [tr.], “Descriptive catalogue of the contents of the Irish manuscript, commonly called ‘The Book of Fermoy’”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Irish MSS series, 1:1 (1870): 3–65.
Internet Archive – PRIA 1870: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – 1868 version: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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