Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512

section II, ff. 53–75
  • c. 1500
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Part of
Provenance and related aspects
c. 1500
c. 1500
Origin, provenance
written in Baile Atha Buidhe (Athboy, Co. Meath)
Hands, scribes
Conchubhar Ó Maoil ChonaireÓ Maoil Chonaire (Conchubhar)
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Dubthach Ó DuibhgeannáinÓ Duibhgeannáin (Dubthach)
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The main hand is that of Conchubhar Ó Maoil Chonaire, whose name is given in a note by his assistant Dubthach Ó Duibgennan (f. 73r).
Conchubhar Ruad Mac MaoltuileMac Maoltuile (Conchubhar Ruad)
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See f. 64v
Codicological information

f. 53r–f. 64r
[Félire Óengusso] » Preface, part of prologue, epilogue (with notes).
f. 54r–f. 56v
f. 56v
» Poem (5 stanzas) in rinnard metre, beginning Bendacht indrig [for ríg] donélaib.
f. 64r
» Poem (2 stanzas) in rinnard metre, beginning Cach noem robói [for bói], fil, bias.
f. 64r
» Quatrain beginning Cech noeb, cech noebuag, cech mairtir, with scribal note.
scribal addition x
f. 64v
» Legend of St. Moling
f. 64v
» Legend of St. Moling and the Devil
f. 64v
» Scribal colophon with the name of the patron of the manuscript
scribal addition x
f. 65r–f. 71r
» Irish homily on the Nativity
f. 71r
» Two poems, beginning: (1) Buadacht uaim dom compan an tí as iomlan a threghib (ascribed to Rod Ó Cor(n)in); (2) Ag scoith na bPluingeadach (ascribed to Brian mac Dergan)
f. 71r–f. 75v
» Irish homily on the Passion
f. 73r
» Note by a scribe who identifies himself as Dubthach Ó Duibgennan writing for Conchobor Ó Maelchonairi (the main scribe). The patron Conchubhar Ruad Mac Maoltuile is mentioned.
scribal addition x

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.


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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.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <>.

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.
Dennis Groenewegen
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