Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 Q 6

  • Irish language
  • s. xv + s. xvi
  • Irish manuscripts
23 Q 6
Cat. no. 1243
early Irish legal texts
Provenance and related aspects
Irish language
s. xv + s. xvi
15th and 16th century
Hands, scribes

Distinct units
pp. 1-6
pp. 27-30, 7-10, 19-26, 11-18
Dublin, Royal Irish Acade…  pp. 7-30


pp. 31-32
Dublin, Royal Irish Acade…  pp. 31-32


pp. 33-52
pp, 53-56
Dublin, Royal Irish Acade…  pp, 53-56

Unit E.

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.

[dig. img.] “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: <>.
[dipl. ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 4, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 1139–1531; diplomatic edition of legal material from: Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 Q 6; Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 3; London, British Library, MS Egerton 88.
1139–1234 Diplomatic edition of legal material on pp. 1a-10b, 19a-26b, 11a-18b, 27a-52b.

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. 6, 3440–3451 (no. 1243)
Dennis Groenewegen
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