Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336

  • Irish language
  • s. xvi
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
H 3. 17
Cat. no. 1336
Composite manuscript, five or six sections
Provenance and related aspects
Irish language
s. xvi
16th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Palaeographical information
Gaelic National minuscule
Distinct units
col. 1–col. 350
col. 351–col. 392
col. 393–col. 412
col. 413–col. 430

Section 2.3.

col. 645–col. 680
col. 645–col. 680
col. 681–col. 710
col. 710*–col. 831

Section 6.1.

col. 832–col. 874

Section 6.2.

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.


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.] Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <>.
Sections 1-6 direct link
Diplomatic edition
Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
Volume 5 of the Corpus iuris Hibernici, which is numbered pp. 1532–1925, contains diplomatic editions of legal material from TCD 1363 (H 4. 22), the Book of Ballymote (RIA 23 P 12), BL Egerton 90 and TCD 1336 (H 3. 17).
1650–1925 Diplomatic edition of the legal texts of col. 1-p. 436.
Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 6, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 1926–2343; diplomatic edition of legal material from:
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336 (continued)
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1387
  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1308
  • London, British Library, MS Additional 4783
  • London, British Library, MS Nero A 7
  • Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, MS NKS 261b
  • Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 3
  • Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 11
  • Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS C i 2
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318/16
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS E 3. 3
1926–2130 Diplomatic edition of the legal texts of p. 436-col. 673, cols 679a-680, 778-779, 841-855.
Kelly, Fergus, A guide to early Irish law, Early Irish Law Series 3, Dublin: DIAS, 1988.
First plate reproduces columns 255-256, while the cover design uses (unspecified) pages from the law on distraint (CIH 1667.36-1668.40; 1710.15-1711.19).

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.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
125–139 (Abbott); 355–358 + xx (Gwynn) [id. 1336.] direct link direct link
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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