Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 24 P 5

  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
A manuscript of the Agallamh na seanórach (late recension). Because the manuscript has been in the possession of Bishop William Reeves, it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Reeves manuscript’.
24 P 5
MacAdam and Reeves 819
Cat. no. 93
Reeves manuscript
Provenance and related aspects
s. xvii
17th century
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Ní Shéaghdha identifies the hand as being that of Pádruic mac Oghannan (normalised: Pádraic Mac Adhomhnáin), fl. 1680 x 1699, who also produced copies of Acallam na senórach (first recension). Pádruic Mac OghannanMac Oghannain (Pádruic) (s. xvii2) – Pátruic Mac Oghannan/Oghannain, Irish scribe
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Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 L 22, transcript by Samuel Bryson

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.


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.

Ní Shéaghdha, Nessa [ed.], Agallamh na seanórach, 3 vols, vol. 1, Leabhair ó Láimhsgríbhnibh 7, Dublin, 1942. – Edition: <link>
Semi-diplomatic edition of Agallamh na seanórach

Secondary sources (select)

Flahive, Joseph J., “Revisiting the Reeves Agallamh”, in: Doyle, Aidan, and Kevin Murray (eds), In dialogue with the Agallamh: essays in honour of Seán Ó Coileáin, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014. 164–184.
Ní Shéaghdha, Nessa [ed.], Agallamh na seanórach, 3 vols, vol. 1, Leabhair ó Láimhsgríbhnibh 7, Dublin, 1942. – Edition: <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.
275–277 [id. 93.]
Hyde, Douglas, “The Reeves manuscript of the Agallamh na senorach”, Revue Celtique 38 (1920–1921): 289–295.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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