Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 D 17

Ó Cléirigh book of genealogies
  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
Collection: O'Reilly
23 D 17
Cat. no. 790
Ó Cléirigh book of genealogies
A 17th-century compilation of Irish genealogies put together by Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh.
Provenance and related aspects
s. xvii
17th century
Hands, scribes
Cú Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cú Choigcríche) (d. in or after 1664) – Irish scholar, poet, historian and scribe; one of the so-called ‘Four Masters’.
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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.


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.

Pender, Séamus, “The O Clery book of genealogies: 23 D 17 (R.I.A.)”, Analecta Hibernica 18 (1951): i–xxxiv, 1–198.
Edition, with introduction, etc.

Secondary sources (select)

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. 4, 2502–2512 [id. 790.]
Dennis Groenewegen
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