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Maynooth, Russell Library

Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland
The Russell Library at NUI Maynooth holds the collections of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, notably those of John Murphy (d. 1847), Eugene O’Curry (d. 1862) and Laurence Renehan (d. 1857).
27 catalogued (shown below)
72 indexed (show all)

Aberdeen, University Library 1Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales 52Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 2Amsterdam, University Library 0Angers, Bibliothèque municipale 0Armagh, Public Library 1Arras, Bibliothèque municipale 1Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek 1Auxerre, Bibliothèque municipale 0Avignon, Bibliothèque municipale 0Avranches, Bibliothèque municipale 2Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek 2Basel, Universitätsbibliothek 1Belfast, St. Malachy's College 0Belfast, Ulster Museum 0Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz 1Bern, Burgerbibliothek 9Bernkastel-Kues, Bibliothek des St. Nikolaus-Hospitals 0Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique 26Cambrai, Bibliothèque municipale 4Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 10Cambridge, Emmanuel College 0Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 2Cambridge, Pembroke College 1Cambridge, Peterhouse 0Cambridge, St John's College 1Cambridge, Trinity College 3Cambridge, University Library 8Cardiff, Central Library 1Cashel, Bolton Library 0Castlerea, Clonalis House 1Cesena, Biblioteca Malatestiana 1Chartres, Bibliothèque municipale 1Chatsworth House (Derbyshire) 1Chicago, Newberry Library 3Colmar, Bibliothèque municipale 0Cologne, Erzbischöfliche Diözesan- und Dombibliothek 1Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek 2Copenhagen, University Library 0Cork, University College 1Cracow, Cathedral Library 0Dijon, Bibliothèque municipale 0Douai, Bibliothèque municipale 0Dresden, Sachsische Landesbibliothek 1Dublin, King's Inns 5Dublin, Marsh's Library 5Dublin, National Library of Ireland 37Dublin, National Museum of Ireland 1Dublin, Royal Irish Academy 200Dublin, Trinity College 243Dublin, University College 27Durham, Cathedral Library 2Düsseldorf, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek 0Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland 30Edinburgh, University Library 0Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek 2Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek 0Essen-Werden, Propsteiarchiv St. Ludgerus 0Exeter, Cathedral Library 0Exeter, Devon Record Office 0Fermoy, St Colman's College 0Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana 2Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale 1Fulda, Landesbibliothek 1Geneva, Bibliothèque de Genève 1Glasgow, University Library 1Heiligenkreuz, Stiftsbibliothek 2Hengwrt Library 0Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek 3Killiney, Franciscan Library 1Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 1Laon, Bibliothèque municipale 8Leiden, University Library 7Lichfield, Cathedral Library 1London, British Library 112London, Lambeth Palace Library 2London, Public Record Office 0Luxembourg, Bibliothèque Nationale 1Madison (WI), University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Library 0Manchester, John Rylands University Library 1Maynooth, Russell Library 27Melbourne, Newman College 0Melbourne, State Library of Victoria 0Melk, Stiftsbibliothek 1Metz, Bibliothèque municipale 0Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana 7Monte Cassino, Archivio e Biblioteca dell’Abbazia 3Montpellier, École de Médecine 0Mount Melleray Abbey 1Mullingar, Longford-Westmeath County Library 1Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek 18New York, Morgan Library 1Orléans, Bibliothèque municipale 1Oxford, All Souls College 1Oxford, Bodleian Library 44Oxford, Corpus Christi College 2Oxford, Jesus College 20Oxford, Merton College 1Oxford, St John's College 1Padua, Biblioteca Antoniana 1Paris, Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne 1Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine 1Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France 42Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève 1Pennsylvania, Villanova University 0Piacenza, Archivio Capitolare di S. Antonino 1Plas Bodorgan (Anglesey) 1Poitiers, Bibliothèque municipale 1Princeton, University Library 1Rein, Stiftsbibliothek 0Rennes, Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole 6Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense 2Rome, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale 1Rome, Biblioteca Vallicelliana 0Rome, St Isidore's College 1Rouen, Bibliothèque municipale 2Saint-Omer, Bibliothèque municipale 0Salisbury, Cathedral Library 3Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek 1Sélestat, Bibliothèque humaniste 1St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana 2St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek 10St. Paul im Lavanttal, Stiftsbibliothek 1Stockholm, Kungliga biblioteket 1Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek 0Tours, Bibliothèque municipale 2Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria 9Uppsala, Universitetsbibliotek 1Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale 1Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana 27Venice, Biblioteca nazionale Marciana 3Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek 3Waterford, Saint John's College 1Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek 3Wolfenbüttel, Herzog-August-Bibliothek 0Zürich, Staatsarchiv 1Zürich, Zentralbibliothek 6Zwettl, Stiftsbibliothek 0


Secondary sources (select)

Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <>.
Walsh, Paul, Pádraig Ó Fiannachta, and P. Ó Maoileachlainn, Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad: clár, 8 vols, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1965–1980.
Walsh, Paul, Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad: clár, 8 vols, vol. 1 (1943), Maynooth: An Sagart, 1980.  
Reprint of Paul Walsh, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in Maynooth College Library (1943) as part of the series Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad.
Walsh, Paul, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in Maynooth College Library, Maynooth: Cuallacht Chuilm Chille, 1943.  
comments: Contents of Murphy manuscripts, 1–10 (M 1–M 10)
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad: clár, 8 vols, vol. 2: Fascúl II, Maynooth: Cuallacht Choilm Cille, 1965.
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad: clár, 8 vols, vol. 3: Fascúl III, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1966.
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad: clár, 8 vols, vol. 4: Fascúl IV, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1967.
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, and P. Ó Maoileachlainn, Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad: clár, 8 vols, vol. 5: Fascúl V, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1968.
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad: clár, 8 vols, vol. 6: Fascúl VI, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1969.
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad: clár, 8 vols, vol. 7: Fascúl VII. Liosta na gcéadlínte, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1972.  
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, and P. Ó Maoileachlainn, Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge, Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad: clár, 8 vols, vol. 8: Fascúl VIII. Index ginearálta, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1973.
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, Clár lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge: leabharlanna na cléire agus mionchnuasaigh. Fascúl I–II, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978–1980.  
Catalogue of manuscripts kept in religious houses and diocesan colleges in Ireland. Fasc. 1: manuscripts in Waterford, Kilkenny and Fermoy. Fasc. 2: manuscripts in Armagh, Clongowes Wood, Longford, Dublin (Jesuit Archives, Leeson St), Clonakilty, and Maynooth.
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, “Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge an Choláiste”, in: Ó Síocháin, Etaín [ed.], Maigh Nuad: saothrú na Gaeilge, 1795-1995, Maynooth: St. Patrick's College, 1995. 36–48.
Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, “Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge Mhaigh Nuad”, Léachtaí Cholm Cille 23 (1993): 177–199.
Lucas, Peter J., and Angela M. Lucas, The medieval manuscripts at Maynooth: explorations in the unknown, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014.  
This book provides an in-depth guide to the Maynooth medieval manuscripts (some sixteen of them, plus fragments) with illustrations. The descriptions of the manuscripts include complete palaeographical and codicological details and full information on the contents of the manuscripts and their history as far as it is known. Some of the manuscripts are of particular importance, either for their texts or for their illustrations, which are of good quality, or in one case because of the particular circumstances in which it was made. This material has lain mostly unknown for up to two hundred years, and in most cases the works contained in the manuscripts have not hitherto been identified. For the first time, consideration is also given to the collection as a whole, and how its make-up may reflect the history and character of the institution where it was built up. In the absence of any one major donor whose interests might have dominated, the collection grew over decades mainly in the nineteenth century. It therefore reflects the tastes of a succession of senior members of the college plus a few donors.

External links

Russel Library. National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Manuscripts and archives. Russel Library, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Gaelic manuscripts. Russel Library, National University of Ireland, Maynooth