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Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316

pp. 97-104
  • s. xiv (?)
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316 (H 2. 15a, 1316) [s. xiv]
Manuscript folios which now comprise the final section in the fifth volume of Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316. They contain a fragment of Lebor gabála Érenn, recension C, and constitute the greater part of the manuscript witness bearing the siglum H in Macalister's edition of that text. Another part of the original manuscript, written in the same hand, appears to be that which currently occupies pp. 67-70.
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv (?)
14th century (?). Abbott assigns the material in the composite manuscript as a whole to the 14th century. Gwynn infers from the note on p. 68 that it may have been written as early as c. 1237, when Donnchad Ó Ceanead was candidate for the archbishopric of Cashel. However, Macalister objects that such a date is too early for both the language and orthography of the manuscript and that the meaning of the note is uncertain.(1)n. 1 R. A. S. Macalister, Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, vol. 1 (1932): xxi–xxii.
Origin, provenance
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
12" x 9½" (Gwynn); 13.5" x 9.6" (Macalister)
Foliation / Pagination
4 folios, paginated 97-104. According to Macalister, the proper order of the folios is: pp. 103-104, 97-98, 101-102, 99-100. For this section and the two previous ones in the same volume, an earlier pagination is visible in ink, running pp. 380-391 (Gwynn).
A third of the upper part of pp. 103-104 (1 folio) is torn away (Macalister).

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.



R. A. S. Macalister, Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, vol. 1 (1932): xxi–xxii.
See also the parent manuscript for further references.

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.

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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92, 340–341 Gwynn remarks that the folios “are of the same size (12" x 9½"), and in the same hand as pp. 67-70, and were therefore written about 1237, if we can trust the note on p. 68.”
Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 1, Irish Texts Society 34, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1932.
Internet Archive: <link>
xxi–xxii direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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