Manuscripts

Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 24 P 5

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Reeves manuscript
  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
A manuscript of the Agallamh na seanórach (late recension). Because the manuscript has been in the possession of Bishop William Reeves, it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Reeves manuscript’.
Identifiers
Shelfmark
24 P 5
Classification
MacAdam and Reeves 819
Cat. no. 93
Title
Reeves manuscript
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xvii
17th century
Origin, provenance
Later provenance: ass. with William Morgan [unidentified]Morgan (William) ... unidentified
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Terence Morgan [unidentified]Morgan (Terence) ... unidentified
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The names of William Morgan and Terrence Morgan (unidentified) occur in the manuscript (Flahive).
Later provenance: ass. with Samuel BrysonBryson (Samuel)
(1778–1853)
Irish scribe from Belfast
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Belfast scribe Samuel Bryson had occasion to make transcriptions.
Later provenance: ass. with Roibeard Mac ÁdhaimhMac Ádhaimh (Roibeard)
(1808–1895)
MacAdam (Robert), MacAdam (Robert Shipboy)
Robert Shipboy MacAdam, Irish Presbyterian scholar and antiquarian from Belfast; co-founded Ulster Gaelic Society and the Belfast Museum; editor of the Ulster Journal Archaeology.
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William ReevesReeves (William)
(1815–1892)
Irish antiquarian scholar; bishop of the Anglican see of Down, Connor and Dromore; keeper of the Armagh Public Library
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The manuscript was acquired by Robert Mac Adam and through him later passed into the possession of Bishop William Reeves.
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Ní Shéaghdha identifies the hand as being that of Pádruic mac Oghannan (normalised: Pádraic Mac Adhomhnáin), fl. 1680 x 1699, who also produced copies of Acallam na senórach (first recension). Pádruic Mac OghannanMac Oghannan (Pádruic)
(s. xvii2)
Mac Oghannain (Pádruic)
Pátruic Mac Oghannan/Oghannain, Irish scribe
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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.

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.

Ní Shéaghdha, Nessa [ed.], Agallamh na seanórach, 3 vols, vol. 1, Leabhair ó Láimhsgríbhnibh 7, Dublin, 1942.
Corpas.ria.ie – Edition: <link>
Semi-diplomatic edition of Agallamh na seanórach

Secondary sources (select)

Flahive, Joseph J., “Revisiting the Reeves Agallamh”, in: Doyle, Aidan, and Kevin Murray (eds), In dialogue with the Agallamh: essays in honour of Seán Ó Coileáin, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014. 164–184.
Ní Shéaghdha, Nessa [ed.], Agallamh na seanórach, 3 vols, vol. 1, Leabhair ó Láimhsgríbhnibh 7, Dublin, 1942.
Corpas.ria.ie – Edition: <link>
Introduction
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.
275–277 [id. 93.]
Hyde, Douglas, “The Reeves manuscript of the Agallamh na senorach”, Revue Celtique 38 (1920–1921): 289–295.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen