Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 M 70

  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper
Autograph manuscript of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh's recension of the Lebor gabála Érenn
23 M 70
Provenance and related aspects
s. xvii
17th century
Hands, scribes
Mícheál Ó CléirighO'Clery (Michael) / Ó Cléirigh (Mícheál) (d. 1643) – Irish scholar, historian and scribe
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Fear Feasa Ó Maoil ChonaireÓ Maoil Chonaire (Fear Feasa) (fl. 17th century) – Irish scribe; one of the scholars known as the Four Masters
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Cú Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cú Choigcríche) (d. in or after 1664) – Irish scholar, poet, historian and scribe; one of the so-called ‘Four Masters’.
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Cú Choigcríche Ó DuibhgeannáinÓ Duibhgeannáin (Cú Choigcríche) (fl. 17th century) – Irish scribe, known as one of the Four Masters
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Giolla Pátraic Ó LuinínÓ Luinín (Giolla Pátraic)
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Later history
The manuscript has been in the possession of Kuno Meyer. The Royal Irish Academy acquired it from Barbara Meyer in 1987.
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D iii 3
Codicological information
Foliation / Pagination
99 folios

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.


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 – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <>.

Secondary sources (select)

Seeing as this manuscript came to light as late as the 1980s, the catalogue of manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy does not contain an entry for it.

External links

Dennis Groenewegen
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