Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1298

  • Irish language
  • s. xv
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
H 2. 7
Cat. no. 1298
Provenance and related aspects
Irish language;
s. xv
15th century
Hands, scribes
Later history
“This volume, with Nos. 1302-1321, was presented by Sir John Sebright; they originally belonged to Edward Lhwyd, whose autograph appears in this and some others. Many have also an impression of Lhwyd's seal in red wax.” (Abbott)
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Palaeographical information
Ornamented initials occur from 244 onwards (Gwynn).
Distinct units
Dublin, Trinity College, …  Index

“There is a short table of contents written (says O'Donovan) by Maurice O'Gorman” (Gwynn).

pp. 1-238

Genealogy and bardic poetry. Scribe: Lúcás Ó Dalláin (14th century).

pp. 239-375

Narrative prose, especially Early Modern Irish romance. The hand has been identified as that of Uilliam Mac an Leagha (15th century).

pp. 376-456

Narrative prose (In cath catharda and Stair Fortibrais) and two early wisdom-texts (Audacht Morainn and Tecosca Cormaic). 15th century (?).

pp. 457-460

A fragment of Togail na Tebe. Dated 1479.

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.


Secondary sources (select)

Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
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C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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