Manuscripts

Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS C vi 1

Leabhar Chnoc Ninne
  • Irish language
  • 1718
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper

Large Irish paper manuscript compiled in 1718 for Brian ‘Cnoc Ninne’ Mág Uidhir and containing prose texts as well as historical poems. It is the work of two scribes, Toirdhealbhach Ó Dóaláin and Séamus Mág Uidhir, who produced two separately paged parts. 

Identifiers
Location
Collection: Stowe and Ashburnham
Shelfmark
C vi 1
Classification
Cat. no. 936
Title
Leabhar Chnoc Ninne

or in English, ‘The Book of Knockninny’.

Type
duanairí Irish narrative literature Irish genealogies
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Irish language
Date
1718
1718
Origin, provenance
Provenance: County Fermanagh
County Fermanagh/Fear Manach
ass. with Brian mac Conchubhair Mág UidhirMág Uidhir (Brian mac Conchubhair) (fl. 1660–1726) – No short description available
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Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand of book I The hand that wrote the first part of the manuscript can be identified on the basis of the colophon on p. 288, which says that Toirdhealbhach Ó Dóaláin completed ‘the second book’ on 22 December 1718 for Brian Mhág Uidhir. Toirdhealbhach Ó DóaláinÓ Dóaláin (Toirdhealbhach)
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Hand of book II Séamus Mág UidhirMág Uidhir (Séamus)
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Patron
Brian mac Conchubhair Mág UidhirMág Uidhir (Brian mac Conchubhair) (fl. 1660–1726) – No short description available
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Codicological information
Material
paper
Dimensions
26 cm × 20 cm
Foliation / Pagination
890 pp.

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

Secondary sources (select)

Cunningham, Bernadette, and Raymond Gillespie, “The purposes of patronage: Brian Maguire of Knockninny and his manuscripts”, Clogher Record 13:1 (1988): 38–49.
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, 2697–2705 [id. 936.] Catalogue description.
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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