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Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336

unit 2.3, cols 413–430
  • Irish language
  • s. xvi
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Fragment of a legal manuscript that also once comprised the first section of TCD 1336 (cols 1-350), which seems to have preceded the present fragment (Breatnach). It contains copies of four texts from the middle third of Senchas Már.
Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336 (H 3. 17, 1336) [s. xvi]
early Irish legal texts
Provenance and related aspects
Irish language
s. xvi
16th century: “apparently of the fifteenth century” (Abbott), recte “sixteenth” (Gwynn); “Probably no part of this MS. was written earlier than the sixteenth century” (Gwynn, p. 355).
Hands, scribes
Cairbre mac Seáin Mac Aodhagáin. “In a memorandum at the bottom of 427, 428, the scribe laments the slaying of the children of Turlough Buidhe [O’Brien] by the son of O’Lochlainn, and gives his own name Carbre son of Shane [Mac Egan]” (Abbott). See further Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336/1.
Codicological information
Foliation / Pagination
5 leaves, excluding the slip inserted between 428-429.
Palaeographical information
17 cols, presently numbered 413–430
“in capital letters with copious commentary in small letters” (Abbott)
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.


See also the parent manuscript for further references.

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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126 (Abbott); 350 (Gwynn) direct link direct link
Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  
comments: A companion to Binchy (D. A.) 1978a. Review article: McLeod, N., “A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici”, Peritia 19 (2005).
7; 71–72
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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