Manuscripts

Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 4

vellum slip
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Tract on grammar and metrics (fragment) and Ossianic poem
  • s. xv / s. xvi
  • manuscript fragment
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Irish manuscript fragment that was previously part of Franciscan MS A 31 (a compilation of fragments), later to be slipped into Franciscan MS A 4, and is now kept in a pouch separate from the latter manuscript.
Identifiers
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xv / s. xvi
Hands, scribes
Exemplars
Leabhar Uilliam Í Chuilemhain
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
manuscript fragment
Material
vellum
Dimensions
8.5 cm × 23.5 cm
Table of contents
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Sources

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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)

Ó Riain, Gordon, “A fragment of an early modern tract on grammar and metrics”, in: Ó Riain, Gordon [ed.], Dá dtrian feasa fiafraighidh: essays on the Irish grammatical and metrical tradition, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2017. 131–186.
Dillon, Myles, Canice Mooney, and Pádraig de Brún, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1969.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen