Manuscripts

Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 12

Book of Ballymote
  • 1384 x 1406
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Shelfmark
23 P 12
Classification
536
Title
Book of Ballymote
(Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta)
Provenance and related aspects
Date
1384 x 1406
1384 x 1406
Origin, provenance
Ballymote (Co. Sligo)
Hands, scribes
Maghnus Ó DuibhgeannáinÓ Duibhgeannáin (Maghnus) (fl. early 15th century) – Irish scribe, known as one of the three that wrote parts of the Book of Ballymote (RIA MS 23 P 12) under the tutelage of Domnall Mac Aedhagáin.
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Robeartus Mac SíthighMac Síthigh (Robeartus) (fl. early 15th century) – Robeartus Mac Síthigh, Irish scribe, known as one of the three that wrote parts of the Book of Ballymote (RIA MS 23 P 12) under the tutelage of Domnall Mac Aedhagáin.
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Solamh Ó DromaÓ Droma (Solamh) (fl. early 15th century) – Irish scribe, known as one of the three that wrote parts of the Book of Ballymote (RIA MS 23 P 12) under the tutelage of Domnall Mac Aedhagáin.
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scribes belonging to the Mac Aedhagáin family include Maghnus Ó Duibhgeannáin, Robeartus Mac Síthigh and Solamh Ó Droma
Exemplars
include the Leabhar Gearr Uí Cheallaig, now lost
Copies
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1295 (transcribed in part by Richard Tipper)
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Material
vellum

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.

Sources

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.

Atkinson, Robert [ed.], The Book of Ballymote: a collection of pieces (prose and verse) in the Irish language, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1887. Facsimile edition.
“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: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/RIA/english/index.html>.

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. 3, 1610–1655 [id. 536.]
Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “The Book of Ballymote”, Celtica 14 (1981): 15–25.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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