Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318/10

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Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318

section 10, cols 370-400
Yellow Book of Lecan ‘proper’
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
The part of the composite manuscript now known as the Yellow Book of Lecan that bears the title <Leabh>ar buidhe Leacain ‘The yellow book of Lecan’. It is known for containing a number of early Irish voyage tales (immrama).
Identifiers
Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318 (H 2. 16, 1318) = Yellow Book of Lecan (Leabhar Buidhe Lecain) [s. xiv – s. xv]
Title
Yellow Book of Lecan ‘proper’
Provenance and related aspects
Hands, scribes
Later hands
Ciothruadh mac Taidhg Ruaidh Mac Fhir Bhisigh
Later history
Additions:
  • A Latin note written in Anglo-Irish script and dated to the 15th century occurs at the end of the manuscript (col. 400 inf). It reads Iste liber in se continet centum lxv folia, suggesting that the original numbered 165 leaves.
    n. 3 Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975); William O'Sullivan, ‘Ciothruadh’s Yellow Book of Lecan’, Éigse 18 (1981).
  • Sometime during the early 16th century (1510 x 1530), Ciothruadh mac Taidhg Ruaidh, usually identified as belonging to the Mac Fir Bhisigh family, adds a footnote (now only half-legible) to cols 380–81, in which he gives the title of the manuscript as <Leabh>ar buidhe Leacain ‘The yellow book of Lecan’.
    n. 4 Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975): 102, 116, 119.
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Foliation / Pagination
8 ff. The Latin note of col. 400 suggests that in the 15th century, the original bound version of the codex, of which this is only one gathering, would have numbered 165 leaves.
Scribal notes and later additions are marked with an x on the right.

p. 1 = col. 370–col. 391
[Immram curaig Maíle Dúin] » ‘The voyage of Máel Dúin's coracle’.
p. 6 = col. 380–col. 381
» A footnote in a late hand (Abbott and Gwynn). It is illegible at the beginning and then reads ... ar buidhe leacain ainm an leabuirse meise cirruaidh mac taidgh ruaidh (“yellow (book) of Lecan is the name of this book; I [am] Cithruadh mac Taidg Ruaidh”). Cithruaidh is the grandson of Giolla Íosa Móir Mac Fhir Bhisigh.
n. 1 Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975).
scribal addition
x
p. 11 = col. 391line 16
[Immram Snédgusa ocus Maic Riagla] » ‘The voyage of Snedgus and Mac Riagla’
p. 13 = col. 395line 37
[Immram Brain maic Febail] » ‘The voyage of Bran mac Febaill’
col. 397line 8 from foot
[Old Irish homily on God] » Incipit: ‘At lochomar buidi do dia uile cumachtach [...]’ » An Old Irish homily
col. 400
[Tuc dam, a Dé móir] » Incipit: ‘Tuc dam a dé móir’ » Poem. The last two quatrains are erased (Oskamp).
p. 16 = col. 400
» In the lower margin, there is a Latin footnote in Anglo-Irish script: Iste liber in se continet centum lxv folia.
n. 2 Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975).
scribal addition
x
p. 16 = col. 400line 26
[Echtrae Chonnlai] » [or col. 399 ?] ‘The adventure of Connla’. Cf. cols 914-915.
col. 400
[Ailgim bairc mbennaig] » Three stanzas beg. Ailgim bairc mbennaig co mbuadaib
col. 400
[Tuc dam, a Dé móir] » Incipit: ‘Tucc dam a Dé moir’ » Religious poem (5 st.)
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.
Ailgim bairc mbennaig
(MS)
col. 400
Three stanzas beg. Ailgim bairc mbennaig co mbuadaib
(Text)
p. 372b  col. 136  
(MS)
p. 16; col. 400l. 26
[or col. 399 ?] ‘The adventure of Connla’. Cf. cols 914-915.
(MS)
p. 11; col. 391l. 16
‘The voyage of Snedgus and Mac Riagla’
(Text)
cols 391–395
(MS)
p. 1; col. 370–col. 391
‘The voyage of Máel Dúin's coracle’.
(Text)
cols 370–391
Prose only
(MS)
p. 13; col. 395l. 37
‘The voyage of Bran mac Febaill’
(Text)
cols 395–398
(MS)
col. 397l. 8 from foot
incipit: At lochomar buidi do dia uile cumachtach [...]   An Old Irish homily
(Text)
cols 397–400
(MS)
col. 400
incipit: Tucc dam a Dé moir   Religious poem (5 st.)
(Text)
col. 400  
5 st.
(MS)
col. 400
incipit: Tuc dam a dé móir   Poem. The last two quatrains are erased (Oskamp).
  • Sources

Notes

Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975).
Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975).
Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975); William O'Sullivan, ‘Ciothruadh’s Yellow Book of Lecan’, Éigse 18 (1981).
Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975): 102, 116, 119.

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.

See the main entry for YBL.

Secondary sources

See also the main entry for YBL.
Oskamp, Hans P. A., “The Yellow Book of Lecan proper”, Ériu 26 (1975): 102–121.
O'Sullivan, William, “Ciothruadh’s Yellow Book of Lecan”, Éigse 18:2 (1981): 177–181.

Queried results

if available
Strachan, John, “An Old-Irish homily”, Ériu 3 (1907): 1–10.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>

web page identifiers

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