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Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336

unit 2.3, cols 413–430
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  • Irish
  • s. xvi
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Fragment of a legal manuscript that also once comprised the first section of TCD 1336 (cols 1-350), which seems to have preceded the present fragment (Breatnach). It contains copies of four texts from the middle third of Senchas Már.
Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336 (H 3. 17, 1336) [s. xvi]
early Irish legal texts
Provenance and related aspects
s. xvi
16th century: “apparently of the fifteenth century” (Abbott), recte “sixteenth” (Gwynn); “Probably no part of this MS. was written earlier than the sixteenth century” (Gwynn, p. 355).
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
The scribe

“In a memorandum at the bottom of 427, 428, the scribe laments the slaying of the children of Turlough Buidhe [O’Brien] by the son of O’Lochlainn, and gives his own name Carbre son of Shane [Mac Egan]” (Abbott).  See further Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336/1.

Cairbre mac Seáin Mac AodhagáinMac Aodhagáin (Cairbre mac Seáin)
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Codicological information
Foliation / Pagination
5 leaves, excluding the slip inserted between 428-429.
Palaeographical information
17 cols, presently numbered 413–430
“in capital letters with copious commentary in small letters” (Abbott)
Distinct units
Dublin, Trinity College, …  inserted leaf

“Between 428 and 429 there is a slip dated 1663 acknowledging receipt of 6 shillings by John Crawford, esq., of the mill of Garvaughy, from Donell to Dawly. The MS. was at this date probably in the possession of D. MacFirbis: see Dr. Abbott’s Marginalia” (Gwynn).

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Secondary sources (select)

Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
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126 (Abbott); 350 (Gwynn) direct link direct link
Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  
comments: A companion to Binchy (D. A.) 1978a. Review article: McLeod, N., “A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici”, Peritia 19 (2005).
7; 71–72
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen