Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 72.1.37

Book of the Dean of Lismore
  • s. xvi
  • Scottish manuscripts
Book of the Dean of Lismore
(Leabhar Deathan Lios Mòir)
Provenance and related aspects
s. xvi
16th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information

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.


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.] “National Library of Scotland”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <>.
[ed.] MacLauchlan, Thomas [ed. and tr.], The Dean of Lismore’s Book: a selection of ancient Gaelic poetry from a manuscript collection made by James M’Gregor, dean of Lismore, in the beginning of the sixteenth century, Edinburgh, 1862.
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Secondary sources (select)

Mackinnon, Donald, A descriptive catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh, and elsewhere in Scotland, Edinburgh: Brown, 1912.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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