Provenance and related aspects
s. xv / s. xvi
15th or 16th century
The main scribe, who is not named in the manuscript and was responsible for ff. 5-36, ff. 101-122 and possibly, ff. 45-52 (Ó Cuív).
- “hand varies greatly both in quality and in size, with large and small script at times alternating in the one column, citations in Latin being generally in large script” (Ó Cuív: 231).
- known for a “distinctive half-uncial d” in the copy of Bethu Brigte, “which probably reflects the influence of an exemplar dating from the ninth century” (Ó Cuív: 231); writes, on f. 33r, that he was Baile na Cuilendtrach when writing this text.
- mentions Book of Dub Dá Leithe as the source for its copy of Baile in Scail.
Anonymous hand (f. 1r) First of three hands responsible for ff. 1-4; wrote text on f. 1r and remains anonymous (Ó Cuív).
Maelechlainn (ff. 1-4)
Second of three hands responsible for ff. 1-4; wrote four items and signs as Maelechlainn
on f. 2rb (Ó Cuív); identified by R. I. Best (1928) with the Maelechlainn Ua Maoilchonaire whose death is recorded s.a. 1489 (AFM). Maelechlainn Ó Maoil ChonaireÓ Maoil Chonaire (Maelechlainn)
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.
Later, anonymous hand 3 (f. 4v) Third of three hands responsible for ff. 1-4; a “later scribe ... [in] a crude hand ... inserted a poem in which a Tadhg Óg Ó Dálaigh lamented a Seón Pluingcéad, possibly either the Seón Pluingett for whom Part IV of this manuscript was written or the son of Crisdóir Pluingcéad of Loughcrew in Meath who is mentioned by another late scribe in a note on f. 36vb which was written in 1572” (Ó Cuív: 230-231).
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.
Agallamh Cormaic ocus Fithil
“The Dialogue between King Cormac and Fíthel (Féigbriathrach)”
f. 109r–f. 114v
“The Strategem of Urard (Irard) mac Coisse”, including tale list B.
incipit: A andáladh anall uile Poem (imperfect copy)
Fragment giving the beginning of the text.
‘The story of Baile the Sweet-voiced’, fragment.
f. 101r–f. 105v
“The Phantom's Frenzy”. On f. 101r, the text credits the Book of Dub Dá Leithe as its source.
Irish Life of St. Brigit (beginning lost)
f. 5r–f. 30r
rubric: Beatha Padra
so i.e. the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, with marginalia. There is a lacuna between ff. 6 and 7. A part of the missing text, comprising ff. 124 and 127 of the old foliation, is in a separate MS, NLI G 531
ff. 48ra–51va (line 9)
rubric: Torannacht ocus criocharacht na Midi Prose notes on “the measurement and mering of Meath”
“The otherwordly adventure of Connla the Red”, fragment
ff. 114b (line 1)–115a
f. 114v–f. 115v
“The excuse of Gulide's daughter”
f. 122r–f. 122v
“The songs of Buchet's house”
ff. 122ra, line 8 – 122vb, line 15
Here entitled Ferchuitred Medba
f. 1r–f. 2r
“Medb's husband allowance”
Prose introduction, gloss and poem
incipit: Fil and grian glindi hái poem ascribed to the briugu Dá Choca, with prose preface and glosses.
See Hellmuth (2004): 196 and 196 note 6.
f. 117v–f. 118v
“The siege of the Men of Fálga”
“The mutual restoration of Ailill and Art”
f. 119r–f. 120v
“The voyage of Bran mac Febail”
ff. 109r col. 2 – 111r col. 1
f. 45r–f. 47v
Treatise on the Psalter, with Irish note (f. 45a) dated October 1731.
ff. 115va (line 24)–116ra
ff. 105v 2–108 r 2
f. 105v–f. 108r
“The story of Mac Dá Thó's pig”
Poem (“The history of royal burial places”)
Senchus muici fhéili Martain
“The tradition of the St Martinmas pig”
Sreth a salmaib suad slán
Irish poem on the Maledictive Psalms (13 stanzas), beginning Sreth a salmaib suad slan / feib rohorddaig Adamnan.
f. 117r–f. 118r
“The wooing of Emer”, beginning missing
rubric: Kailleoracht inso sis
rubric: Kailleoracht inso sis incipit: Tonfeid a Christ conic muir Poem