Manuscripts

Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D iv 2

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  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum + paper
Identifiers
Location
Collection: Stowe
Shelfmark
D iv 2
Classification
Cat. no. 992
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xv
15th century
Origin, provenance
A note by Sair Seon Mailéadanan says the manuscript was written at Cell Cormaic, now Kilcormac, Co. Offaly (i mainistir Chilli Cormaic, f. 54vb).
Hands, scribes
Eóghan Ó hAchoideirnÓ hAchoideirn (Eóghan)
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Anonymous [scribe in RIA D iv 2]Anonymous ... scribe in RIA D iv 2
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Seán Mac AodhagáinMac Aodhagáin (Seán) / Mac Aedacain (Seaan ) (fl. 15th century) – Irish scribe responsible for the literary miscellany in RIA D iv 2, ff. 74-89r.
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The three main hands identified in the catalogue description are as follows:
  1. Eóghan Ó hAchoideirn (hEachthigheirn). Most of the vernacular tales concerning classical traditions, such as Togail Troí, are in his hand.
  2. an anonymous hand responsible for the copies of Lorgaireacht an tSoidigh Naomhtha and In cath catharda
  3. Seán Mac Aodhagáin (Seáan Mac Aedacain), whose main contribution is the literary miscellany on ff. 74r-89r. Ó Concheanainn identifies him with Seán mac Conchobair (d. 1487), ollamh to Clann Riocaird.(1)n. 1 Tomás Ó Concheanainn, ‘A Connacht medieval literary heritage’, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 16 (1988).
Codicological information
Material
vellum + paper
Legend
Texts

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Locus

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  • f. 23ra.34: meaning folio 23 recto, first column, line 34
  • f. 96vb.m: meaning folio 96, verso, second column, middle of the page (s = top, m = middle, i = bottom)
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  • p. 67b.23: meaning page 67, second column, line 23
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Sources

Notes

Tomás Ó Concheanainn, ‘A Connacht medieval literary heritage’, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 16 (1988).

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: <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.
3297–3307 (no. 1223)
Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “A Connacht medieval literary heritage: texts derived from Cín Dromma Snechtai through Leabhar na hUidhre”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 16 (Winter, 1988): 1–40.
Contributors
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