64 ff. (ff. 1-64, [65] ?)

Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 19

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Maghnus Ó Domhnaill’s Beatha Choluim Chille
  • Irish
  • s. xviiin
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper

A copy of Ó Domhnaill’s Life of St Columcille.

Collection: Franciscan
A 19
hagiographies Irish narrative literature
Provenance and related aspects
s. xviiin
Early 17th century.
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:

On f. 61v, there is a scribal colophon dated 1608, concluding with a signature: Brianus Mag Niallghus, Muise na Roice.

Brianus Mag NiallghusMag Niallghus (Brianus)
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Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 514
The colophon (f. 61v) states that the MS was transcribed from a copy made by Giolla Riabhach Mór Ó Cléirigh. Of the two persons known in the relevant historical period as Giolla Riabhach Ó Cléirigh, one, son of Tuathal, has been identified as having been responsible for the Life of Colum Cille in Rawl. B 514.
Codicological information
30.5 cm × 20 cm
64 ff. (ff. 1-64, [65] ?)
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.] “University College Dublin”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/UCD/english/index.html>.

Secondary sources (select)

Dillon, Myles, Canice Mooney, and Pádraig de Brún, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1969.
Description reproduced on ISOS.
Dennis Groenewegen