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Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1436

pp. 85-88
part of the Book of the White Earl
  • 1453 x 1454
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1436 (E 4. 1, 1436) [s. xv-xvi]
part of the Book of the White Earl
Two leaves, now in Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1436, which formerly belonged to the Book of the White Earl. It contains a part of the Dinnshenchas Érenn, covering ten places in Ireland.
Provenance and related aspects
1453 x 1454
1453 x 1454
Hands, scribes
Codicological information

p. 85a–p. 85a
p. 85a–p. 85a
p. 85a–p. 85b
p. 85b–p. 85b
[Dinnshenchas of Berba] » Prose account
p. 85b–p. 85b
p. 85b–p. 86a
p. 86a–p. 86a
[Dinnshenchas of Faffand] » Prose account
p. 86a–p. 86b
[Dinnshenchas of Faffand] » Incipit: ‘Broccaid brogmur gan gnim’ » Poem
p. 86b–p. 86b
[Dinnshenchas of Almu (prose)] » Incipit: ‘Adarc aníb Failge canas ro hainmniged’ » Prose account
p. 86b
[Dinnshenchas of Almu II] » Incipit: ‘Almu ropo chaem dias cois’ » Poem
p. 86b–p. 86b
[Dinnshenchas of Alend] » Prose account
p. 86b–p. 87a
p. 87a–p. 87b
[Dinnshenchas of Carmun] » Prose account
p. 87b–p. 88b
p. 88b–p. 88b
[Dinnshenchas of Boand (prose)] » Prose account
p. 88b–p. 88b
[Dinnshenchas of Boand II] » Poem, breaks off incomplete.

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.


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.

[dig. img.] “Trinity College, Dublin”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/master.html?https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/TCD/english/index.html>.

Secondary sources (select)

Dillon, Myles, “Laud Misc. 610”, Celtica 5 (1960): 64–76.
Gwynn, E. J., The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 5, Todd Lecture Series 12, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1935.
Internet Archive – vol. 5: <link>
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>
Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 3, Todd Lecture Series 10, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1913.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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