Manuscripts

Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 16

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Leabhar Breac
  • s. xvin
  • Irish manuscripts
Identifiers
Shelfmark
23 P 16
Classification
Hodges & Smith 224
Cat. no. 1230
Title
Leabhar Breac
(‘Speckled Book’)
previously also, Leabhar Mór Dúna Doighre (‘The Great Book of Dun Doighre’)
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xvin
early 15th century
Origin, provenance
Origin: Ireland
Ireland
Múscraige TíreMúscraige Tíre

No description available

Later provenance: Dún Daighre
Dún Daighre ... Duniry
County Galway
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Main hand Murchadh Ó CuindlisÓ Cuindlis (Murchadh) (fl. c.1400?) – Murchadh (Riabhach) Ó Cuindlis, Irish scribe; pupil of Giolla Íosa Mac Fhir Bhisigh
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Sources

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[dig. img.] “Royal Irish Academy”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/RIA/english/index.html>.
A transcription of the manuscript has been in progress at DIAS.
Ó Longáin, Joseph, J. J. Gilbert [eds], Eugene O'Curry, and Brian O'Looney [co-authors], Leabhar Breac, the Speckled Book, otherwise styled Leabhar Mór Dúna Doighre, the Great Book of Dun Doighre, 2 vols, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1872–1876. Lithographic facsimile edition of a transcript made by Joseph Ó Longáin.
HathiTrust: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Atkinson, Robert [ed. and tr.], The passions and the homilies from Leabhar Breac: text, translation and glossary, Todd Lecture Series 2, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1887.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Mulchrone, Kathleen, Thomas F. O'Rahilly, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, and A. I. Pearson (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, 8 vols, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1926–1970.
Vol. 2, fasc. 27: 3379–3404
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