Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1308

  • s. xv
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
H 2. 12, no. 8
Cat. no. 1308
Provenance and related aspects
s. xv
In their catalogue description, neither Abbott or Gwynn suggest a date for the manuscript or its constituent parts. Murphy (1956) assigns it to the 15th century.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Foliation / Pagination
11 folios
Sources: T. K. Abbott • E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish MSS in TCD (1921): 86; Rudolf Thurneysen, ‘Mittelirische Verslehren’ in Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch... (1891): 3-4.

Section I

[Immacallam in dá thúarad] » introduction and text.
scribal addition Interlinear gloss

Section II

p. 10b–p. 15b
[Mittelirische Verslehren I] » Incipit: ‘Incipit do corus bard con a bardni .i. cetharda condegar, &c. Cis lir baird, &c.’ » Text starts halfway p. 10b
p. 15bline 11–p. 19b
[Mittelirische Verslehren III] » Incipit: ‘Incipit do na aistib. Do aistib ind aircetail icoitchenn’ » Rules for various kinds of versification. There's a gap in the manuscript on page 16, beginning on 16a line 8 and covering both this column and much of the next.

Section III

p. 21–p. 22
» A single leaf containing a legal fragment on the seven ecclesiastical and poetic grades. It is transcribed by John O'Donovan in Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1424, vol. 7.


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.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
86, 338 direct link
Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956.
CELT – Early Irish poetry to c. 1200 (many of the editions are available online here): <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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