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Dublin Annals of Inisfallen

Ó Conaire (Seán) (ob. 1773)
  • Modern Irish
  • prose
  • Irish annals, Annals
A compilation of annals made in Paris by John O’Conor (Seán Ó Conaire) for John O’Brien (Seán Ó Briain), bishop of Cloyne (d. 1769). The annals run from AD 250 to 1320 and focus on events concerning the province of Munster.
Title
Dublin Annals of Inisfallen
The use of the title Dublin Annals of Inisfallen has its origin in the second volume of Rerum Hibernicarum scriptores veteres (1825) by Charles O’Conor. He distinguishes between the Bodleian Annals of Inisfallen, now simply known as the Annals of Inisfallen proper (preserved in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B 503), and the present compilation (preserved in Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1281). There is no such attribution in the manuscripts.
Author
Seán Ó Conaire [ob. 1773]Ó Conaire (Seán) ... ob. 1773
(c.1739–1773)
Irish priest and scholar
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Contributors
Seán Ó Briain [bishop of Cloyne]Ó Briain (Seán) ... bishop of Cloyne
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Manuscripts
Language
  • Modern Irish
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Irish annals

Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[tr.] O'Conor, Rev. Charles, Rerum Hibernicarum scriptores veteres, 4 vols, Buckingham: Payne, 1814–1826.
HathiTrust – vol. 1.1: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 1.2: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 2.1: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 2.2: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 4: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
vol. 2.2, Excerpts in Latin translation

Secondary sources (select)

Ní Úrdail, Meidhbhín, “Some observations on the ‘Dublin Annals of Innisfallen’”, Ériu 57 (2007): 133–153.
Ó Cuilleanáin, Cormac, “The Dublin Annals of Inisfallen”, in: Pender, Séamus [ed.], Féilscríbhinn Torna: essays and studies presented to professor Tadhg Ua Donnchadha (Torna) on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, September 4th, 1944, Cork: Cork University Press, 1947. 183–202.
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>
Hogan, Edmund, Onomasticon Goedelicum locorum et tribuum Hiberniae et Scotiae: an index, with identifications, to the Gaelic names of places and tribes, Dublin, 1910.
Publish.ucc.ie/doi/locus – transcribed text from the Locus Project (UCC): <link> Medieval and Modern Thought, Text Digitization Project – PDF: <link>
Various placenames are culled from Ai, i.e. Dublin Annals of Inisfallen in TCD 1281 (rather than the Annals of Inisfallen proper).
O'Conor, Rev. Charles, Rerum Hibernicarum scriptores veteres, 4 vols, Buckingham: Payne, 1814–1826.
HathiTrust – vol. 1.1: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 1.2: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 2.1: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 2.2: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 4: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
vol. 2 Introduction
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen