Provenance and related aspects
Irish language; Latin language
Main hand (AU)
The main hand of the Annals of Ulster
(f. 16r ff), identified as Ruaidhrí Ó Luinín, who worked for Cathal Mac Maghnusa. Ruaidhrí Ó LuinínÓ Luinín (Ruaidhrí) / O'Luinin (Rory) (fl. 16th century) – Ruaidhrí Ó Luinín, Irish scribe
H1 (AU) The hand designated H1 is responsible for the first set of additions to AU. Unidentified.
, responsible for another set of additions. The hand was once identified as that of Ó Luinín's patron Cathal Mac Maghnusa, but Mc Carthy has argued that it is Ruaidhri Ó Caiside. Ruaidhrí Ó CaisideÓ Caiside (Ruaidhrí)
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.
Hand (pre-Palladian annals)
The hand responsible for writing ff. 1-15 is similar to Ó Luinín and was identified as his by Daniel Mc Carthy. Nicholas Evans, however, has given a number of palaeographical arguments for treating the hand as distinct. If so, it remains uncertain if the manuscript should be considered a composite consisting of two originally independent works or if the scribes had worked together to produce a single manuscript. Ruaidhrí Ó LuinínÓ Luinín (Ruaidhrí) / O'Luinin (Rory) (fl. 16th century) – Ruaidhrí Ó Luinín, Irish scribe
Hand of the elegy A distinct hand seems to have supplied the poem on f. 15v. The poem is an elegy for Cathal's son Féidhlim Mac Maghnusa so that both the poem and the hand that wrote it are datable in or after 1487. Note that the Annals of Ulster come to a close in 1489 and contain Féidhlim's obit on f. 128v.
31.8 cm × 23.4 cm
Foliation / Pagination
ii + 119ff (incl. interleaves) + vii
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.