Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502

unit 2
Lebar Glinne Dá Locha (?)
  • 1125 x 1150
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Lebar Glinne Dá Locha (?)
It has been argued that the manuscript referred to in the sources as Lebar Glinne Dá Locha (‘The Book of Glendalough’) is identical with the present volume. This conclusion is not universally accepted, however. See also the entry s.v. Lebar Glinne Dá Locha.
Provenance and related aspects
1125 x 1150
1125 x 1150
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Note: the paper leaves added in the 17th century, both before and after this section of the manuscript (ff. 13–18, 90–103), are considered elsewhere: see Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502/3.
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.


See also the parent manuscript for further references.

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.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <>.
[dipl. ed.] O'Brien, M. A. [ed.], Corpus genealogiarum Hiberniae, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1962.  
comments: Reprinted in 1976 and 2005, with an introduction by J. V. Kelleher.
CELT – pp. 1–332 (Rawl. B 502): <link>
An edition of the genealogical material in the manuscript.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “The Book of Glendalough: a continuing investigation”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 56 (2008): 71–88.
Breatnach, Caoimhín, “Manuscript sources and methodology: Rawlinson B 502 and Lebar Glinne Dá Locha”, Celtica 24 (2003): 40–54.
Celtica – PDF: <link>
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “Rawlinson B 502 alias Lebar Glinne Dá Locha: a restatement of the case”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 51 (1999): 130–147.
Breatnach, Caoimhín, “Rawlinson B 502, Lebar Glinne Dá Locha and Saltair na rann”, Éigse 30 (1997): 109–132.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “NLI G 2, f. 3 and the Book of Glendalough”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 39 (1982): 29–32.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “The Book of Glendalough or Rawlinson B 502”, Éigse 18 (1981): 161–176.
Dennis Groenewegen
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