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LS 23 P 16 (An Leabhar Breac)

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23 P 16

An Leabhar Breac

Early 15th cent. Vellum. Ca. 15 × 10 (pp. 57, 58, 15 × 3½; pp. 185, 186, 7 × 9¾; pp. 199, 200, 6¾ × 9¾). For convenience of reference, the pagination given in this catalogue is that of the Facsimile (1876). Ff. 142, now bound in two volumes. Volume I of the ms. bears five numerations in ink (with pencilled emendations), viz., (a) pagination beginning with the present p. 109 and ending with p. 202. This reads 1-90, skipping the short leaves now numbered 185, 186, 199, 200. This pagination shows the arrangement of Vol. I in 1789, when it was acquired by the Royal Irish Academy. (b) Pagination which can be traced only on the present pp. 59-74, 243-262, and reads 3-18, 19-38. (c) A faded foliation, 1-131, which represents a rearrangement of the ms. since it came into the Academy Library. O'Curry (Acad. Cat., p. 588) is evidently referring to this rearrangement when he complains of the misplacing of leaves in binding since the book came to the R.I.A. The binding referred to is possibly that carried out by "George Mullen, Dublin 1831" (see infra). The ms. has since been rebound, according to O'Curry's instructions, and now includes two folios bearing no numeration other than that added by O'Curry, viz., pp. 238 a, 238 b, 238 c, 238 d, which were still in the possession of Mr. George Smith of College Green in 1844, when O'Curry drew up his ms. catalogue of Vol. I acc. to foliation (c), which stands in the rearranged and rebound ms. in the following order :—1-9, 12, 10, 11, 13-27, 112-[121], 28-92, 94, 93, 95-98., 100, 99, 101-109; next two folios (pp. 238 a-d) unknown to the foliator, [110], 111, 122-131. (d) A pagination in roman numerals i-l which runs consecutively on pp. 1-50. (e) The present pagination that of the Facsimile, which runs 1-238, 238 a-d, 239-262. Vol. II bears no visible numeration except a pagination which runs 1-18 (Facsimile 263-280). A note in the ms. itself signed "T.G." states that the ms. consisted of one hundred and forty-four leaves in 1708. Chasms ignored by the numerator occur after pp. 6, 186, 204, 210, 238, 238 d, 260 and at end of ms. The number of folios missing at each point depends largely on the difference between the present and the original composition of the gatherings. The normal gathering appears to be the quinion, but the bound state of the ms. forbids all further investigation at present. The history of the ms. previous to 1708 suggests that, as it was in careful custody until ca. 1700 (see infra), we may possess the ms. practically intact. It bears on p. 47 i., in a later hand, the title "Leabur Mor Duna Daidhri," which it bore while located in Dún Daighre. The name by which it is now generally known does not occur on the ms. itself. Various members of the Mac Aedhagáin family of Dún Daighre sign their names to marginal entries in the ms. (see Marginalia infra) at different given dates between 1554 (p. 190 i.) and 1601 (p. 226), but the ms. itself apparently derives from the Mac Aedhagáin Law School at Cluain Lethan in Múscraige Tíre (pp. 28, 42, 89, 119). Some texts were copied in other places, e.g. Cluain Mac Nois (p. 245), Cluain Sostai Berchain (p. 212), Mag Ua Fargiai (p. 101), and for bru Brosnaige a mBaile Riccín a nElib Thuaiscirt (p. 192), etc. The references to Dun Daighre and its environs seem to be later additions; they refer to Marginalia or are entered on leaves originally blank. Cf., however, pp. 2, 197. The date of writing is attested by the entry on p. 175 i., which records the death of Cobhthach Ó Madaghain, abbot of Cluain Ferta Brénainn, the next in succession to Eoghan Ó Madaghain, chief of Síl nAnmchadha, who is stated to be at the point of death. The deaths of Eoghan and Cobhthach Ó Madaghain, took place in 1411 (A.U., F.M., sub anno). The ms., apart from the Marginalia, appears to be the work of one hand, with the exception of pp. 69 b, 11. 25-32, pp. 72-73, and the insertions on originally blank spaces, e.g. pp. 185, 186, 200, 201. On p. 254 the hand changes in size every few lines, as if the work were done at different times; col. a, 1. 41, seems to be a different hand. Allowance must, however, be made for the facility with which the penman can turn from large to small script. There is no signature which can be identified with certainty as that of the original scribe, or scribe-compiler, who was, according to tradition, a member of the Mac Aedhagáin family (O'Curry, loc. cit., p. 581). On p. 109 i. "Misi Solam" appears to be old, but has been treated with a reagent, and rest of inscription is effaced in consequence. The name Solamh occurs frequently in Clann Aedhagáin pedigrees. The entry "Messi Siaccas fer in liubair se" (p. 59) is the signature of an owner merely; it too seems to be fairly old. The handwriting is in double column throughout, with the exception of pp. 57, 58, 199, 200. The lining, where visible (pp. 234-6), is by dry-point. The capitals are generally simple, but some fine interlaced capitals of zoomorphic design occur on pp. 75, 79, 81, 97, 113, 145, 221. Capitals on pp. 13, 66, 85, 99, 248, 259 are left in colour outline, betraying the method of work of the artist. The colour throughout, with the exception of the vermilion and chrome used, has suffered unusual deterioration, as if it were of later inferior quality. A note in the book (in a later hand) informs us that the ms. "was painted" (p. 106); that this is actually the case is shown by the added colour on early Marginalia throughout. Red and yellow; red and blue; red, blue and yellow are used in these combinations, or singly. Prolific use is made of vermilion, the initial Ms in the genealogies, pp. 13-21, being illuminated throughout. The natural defects in the vellum are brought into the general scheme of decoration, e.g. on p. 253. This can hardly be attributed to the unskilled later hand which is responsible for most of the colour-work on this ms. It is, perhaps, of importance to notice that colouring is entirely absent from Vol. II. A graceful diagram stands on p. 121, and a drawing of the Crucifixion on p. 166. The simple yet charming effect of the interlacing of the letter B on p. 217 reveals the hand of an artist. A later hand appears to have added marks of aspiration, etc., as the ink has faded. The vellum throughout is uneven in texture, being thin and transparent in places, so that the ink has come through the membrane, e.g. pp. 22-29, 45-49, 109, 123, 186, 225, 227. The red-ink stamp of the Royal Irish Academy has been carelessly used on pp. 35, 67, 181, 243, and a blot of red ink mars p. 35. Recent ink stains stand on p. 254. A reagent has been used by someone unknown on marginal notes (passim) and even on text, rendering decipherment impossible in many cases. The margins of pp. 1-262 are damaged, but have been mended with vellum. Unimportant jottings in the hand of O'Daly (see infra) and others occur frequently throughout. P. 55 is yellowed and darkened, only two round spots remaining to show original colour of vellum. Pp. 72, 73 are very rubbed. Pp. 109, 110 are damaged, and show plainly that this leaf once stood as the outer leaf of the ms. (see supra). Book-worm has injured pp. 117-120, sup. marg. Pp. 241, 242 are spotted by damp, apparently. The vellum is hard and brittle here and at pp. 238 c-240. A similar brittleness of pp. 257-262 seems to be due to exposure to fire. Pp. 241, 242 have loosened from the margin on which this single leaf is mounted. The crude mends with thread, coloured as if they formed part of the scheme of decoration, would appear to have existed before pp. 179, 195 were written on. The vellum leaves of Vol. II are shrivelled, and the inner top margins are discoloured and defaced, see pp. 1, 9-12, 16, 17, 18. Pp. 159, col. b i., 181, col. a i., 186, col. b, are blank, and the last page of Vol. II is blank save for a few lines of text. The volumes are now bound in leather, gilt-lettered (Vol. I) : "Leabhar Breac MS. Royal Irish Academy"; (Vol. II) "L. Breac MS. II, R.I.A." Both have black American cloth covers in addition. Earlier cover of Vol. I., calf, blind-tooled, bearing binder's name and date, "George Mullen, 1831," is in the Royal Irish Academy's possession. Former Acad. nos.: Vol. I, 40/6 (O'Curry, loc. cit., p. 581); Vol. II, 3/67 (Hodges and Smith Collection, no. 224, former shelf no. 23 H l j).

Vol. I has been in the Royal Irish Academy Library since 1789 (see infra). Pp. 238 a-238 d did not form part of the ms. in 1844, although recognized by O'Curry as part of it; they were at that time still in the possession of Mr. George Smith of College Green, Dublin. Vol. II was catalogued by O'Curry in 1842 (see Hodges & Smith's Cat., p. 708); these nine leaves were not then held to be part of our ms. Vol. II, and the pp. 238 a-238 d, were acquired by Mr. Smith from the collection of Chevalier O'Gorman, who obtained them in 1789 from Cornelius O'Daly of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. The ms. being in loose staves at the time, O'Daly was unaware that these leaves formed part of the ms. known to him as "An Leabhar Breac." He sold "An Leabhar Breac" to Vallancey (for the Royal Irish Academy) in 1789, for three guineas, stating that it was the property of his father, whose hand appears in marginal jottings passim. It came into his father's possession some time previous to 1768, since Dr. John O'Brien (Lord-Bishop of Cloyne, and author of an Irish-English dictionary published in 1768) had it on loan from him before that date. The ms. is cited as a source by Dr. O'Brien. See Letters of D. Conroy, Cornelius O'Daly, and Charles Vallancey, printed in full, Facs. (1876), Introd., xi-xiii. It does not appear to be the "Leabhar Breac Mic Aodhagáin" cited by Keating, Forus Feasa, iii. p. 294, which was a "seinleabhar annálach"; possibly the name of the lost ms. mentioned by Keating has been transferred by error, since our ms. was known to Br. Michael Ó Cléirigh in 1629 as "Leabhar Dhúna Doighre" (Bruxelles, Bibliothéque royale, 2324-40, fo. 59).

It is clear that in 1732, to judge from an entry in the ms. itself, see Marginalia, p. 221, it was in the possession of Éamann Ó Ceallaigh [of Tonalig, Co. Roscommon], who is known to have had a number of mss. at this time. Initials "T.G." [Thomas Glyn], "1708," occur p. 179 (O'Curry, loc. cit., p. 589). The Lector O'Fathaigh, whose name occurs on p. 270, has been identified (Jennings, Michael Ó Cléirigh, p. 89) as Fr. Patrick Fahy, Lector of Theology, who was made Guardian of Cenél Féichín convent on 23rd July, 1699, and was succeeded by Fr. Nicholas De Burgo on 17th Oct., 1700. Since pp. 272-7 were copied by Br. Michael Ó Cléirigh in the convent of Cenél Féichín on 3rd Oct., 1629, it is certain that the ms. was in the possession of the convent of Cenél Féichín during the greater part of the 17th century. MacAedhagáin signatures occur in the ms. on to the opening years of the 17th century, the last dated signature being that of " Uilliam (Mac Feraoil) Mac Aodhagain," "1601" (p. 226). There is thus no doubt that the original owners kept the book until this date, or later. Its timely removal from its presumed original habitat, Cluain Lethan, to Dún Daighre was a fortunate chance, as a marginal note in the ms. itself records the plundering of the famous Law School ("Ardchathair Fénechais Érenn") at Cluain Lethan (p. 20, sup. marg.). It is probable that the ms. was transferred from Dún Daighre to Cenél Féichín for greater safety at the beginning of the 17th century, when the old order was breaking up. The high regard in which it was held is shown in the marginal note on p. 60 i., where "Ferghal mac Uilliam" calls it "in cuilmend oll." The early anonymous Marginalia are as carefully written, as the text itself, and it is difficult at times to distinguish between these early hands and that of the main scribe. No formal distinction is made below between them. Attention is, however, drawn to later non-scribal Marginalia, but these are included only where they throw light on the history of the ms.

Marginalia I.

The following marginal entries occur in the ms.: —

2 . Gormlaith, acephalous q. attributed to (reagent used).

2 i. "Is deigscel ingnad in scelsa sis oca scribend er Loch Riach hi n-uainges."

3 . "ara[ ]iach mara annois am lín. Atlochar do Dia."

3 i. Imda oirfitech eoin bind, 1 q.

4 . " Medon oidchch (sic) rosceind uabar in aingil. Medon oidche rogeined Crist on oig. Medon oidche toss[ ] in laei[ ]."

5 . "Da chatair isin oirrther or erig in ecnai ~in gaisced ~ siar le chéli gabait ~ is and bus crich doib a tidecht a nEirinn no a nEspáinn."

5 i. "Uiii. mbliadna ~ tri mís ~ .x. la robui Siluester i n-abdaine Róma."

6 . "As fada duit fen sin, a Shir Risterd Guer."

6 i. Ar grád Dé na doer th'anmain, 1 q. Repeated in later hand.

7 . "Chasm here. E. Curry, 1841."

7 . [Tuictear tr]esan laitt lethain, 3 qq. Repeated in a later hand; repetition supplies first word. Second quatrain stands on p. 7 i., third on p. 8.

8 i. "Ferg mor er Loch Riach o Fhéil Michil induas, .u.main o nocht cu Samain."

9 . Acephalous quatrain, [ ]anund | .b. so anall | mairg ga mbí ní | snach bí ní and.

9 i. "Atlochur do Dia gan a beith astig arreir."

10 . "Ceist coniunx. Mor bean Bressail meic Briúin rí Emna isi atbath dia chumaid a quo nominatur Ráith Mór Muige Line i nUlltaib." Initial is rubricated.

10 m. "Dar (?) laim Uilliam Í Breslen is i sin Caiscc is mesa da cuala misi riam fos acht ce ta si can linn gan feoil."

10 m. "Dar laim Uilliam Í Breslen is olc lem bás in te do scribh in line sin os ma cinn .i. Gilla Padraic mac Conchobhair Bhallaigh ~ mo bennacht ar anmain. Mice [leg. Mise] Flann qui scribsit." This and the preceding entry are in different hands, distinct from that of the scribe.

10 i. Mairg ara mbi a maith ga meas, 2 ll.

11 . "As ingnad sin beos."

11 i. Hitte | ni hinand is uenite, 1 q.

13 . "A Muire foir!"

16 . "La feil na marbh aniú a nDún Daigri damh." Non-scribal.

17 . "Ata in snechta oc siliud isin céd ló don mis Marta .i. Luan" (breaks off).

17 . "A Muire foir in dub." Later ink.

17 . Ciarán. Darerccai mo mathair-si, 1 q.

18 . Coelchu mac Lasirn mic Ruaid, 1 q.

19 i. "Gridbe chaithes feoil geoid isna laithibsea .i. in ced la (Erach suprascr.) d'Abraen ~ in ced la d'August 7 in la dedenach do Dhecimper epelaid iarsin i forcend. da .xx. laa etc." Later hand.

20 . Espoc Ercc | cech ni concertad ba cert, 1 q.

27 i. "Satharnd indiú a mís Márta ocus ata mo shesse oc ruamar acas mé buden oc scribend." A later hand has added a blessing.

28 . "Féil Patraicc anocht for Luan ~ for Máirt amhárach. Messi oc scríbend na bethad sa thís agus Muscraige Tíre co hamreidh."

33 . ".xx. oidche ondiú co Luan Cásc. Isam fuar toirsech and cen tene cen tugaid."

34 i. Do chrapillsi mo chraide, 2 ll. In a later hand.

35 i. Na dúile (?), a duine chonaicli, 1 q. Later hand.

36 . Ach, a luin, is buide duit, 1 q.

38 i. "In cet Luan ~ in cet lá do mís Aprail indiu. Crech Lothra arna denam ann do Murchad Ó Madagain i fhiadnaise Hi Chindedig."

40 . Ni mhair glun don ghenelach 1 q. Late hand (?). Repeated in still later hand.

40 i. A riboit choitchind chraessaig, 1 q.

41 . [Do bi] mise gan bheith ann, 1 q. Non-scribal. Repeated in later hand.

41 i. Is trocaire dhilghedhas, 1 q. Non-scribal.

42 i "In Luan iar nDómnach na Himrime indiú ocus messi oca scribend and hi Cluain Lethan a Muscraige Thíre."

46 i. "Cumain lium, a Christ, bat scribend uair isam toirsech indiú. Noin Domnaig and budesta." "Domnall mac Flannc[hadha]." The signature is in a later hand.

47 . "La marbh in domain aniú a nDun Daidhri dam." Later hand.

47 i. "Leabur Mor Duna Daidhri." In the same hand as preceding item.

50 i. "Ma dochuaid in dream de huat | ca ferr uair da n-epélat." An obliterated later (?) inscription also occurs.

52 . "Feil Muire Magdalén immarach for Cédain."

55 . Note in O'Curry's hand. "The ten leaves here following are misplaced, they should have been put in after folio 27. E. Curry."

58 . "Emanuel."

58 i. "Isam toirsech indiú eter chend is choiss."

59 . "Aine indiú ocus do immdig in Samrad acht a fhil eu noin. Messi Siaccas, fer in liubairse."

60 i. Martain milid mod nach dis, 1 q.

60 i. "Promha pind o Ferghal mac Uilliam forin cuilmend oll." Non-scribal.

61 i. Sessed eter leth is trian, 1 q.

73 i. "Ata in spideog derg uli, a Domnaill, ocus atusa am oenur."

76 i. "Promha pind o Ferghal." Non-scribal.

77 . Muileann cerdcha all fheda, 1 q.

77 . It finna ferta fhir feil, 1 q.

77 i. "Proma pind." Later hand.

78 . Bid diliu sa diliu in biad, 1 q.

78 i. Tri bliadna .xxx. it tri mis, 2 qq.

84 . "Cethri cána Erenn .i. Cáin Patraic cen clérig do marbad ocus Cáin Adamnan cen mna do marbad ocus Cáin Darii in chaillech ámra cen damu do gait ocus Cáin Domnaig cen tairmthecht ind itir."

84 i. Aroeis dligida anoir, 1 q. Scribal.

85 i. Oel ola and ocus fuil, 1 q.

86 . "Adaig Nodlac for Luan innocht."

86 i. "Ach achon ach am toirsech monuar."

88 . Comgall. Ainmne figell aine airc, 1 q.

88 i. Aigead Ísu na croich siar, 1 q.

89 . "Adaig Fheil Finden innocht. A Múscraige Thire dam ind."

89 i. Caillech Berri. Atamtasa formach ruisc, 1 q.

90 . In goeth tar guaire mucais, 1 q.

90 i. Coemgin. For glun Críst Comgall Cuille, 2 qq.

91 i. Fouarusa luss no iccfad in sluag sa, 1 q.

92 . Mac Da Cherda. In nemsa hita Isu Mac Muire, 1 q.

93 . Ma beth aige lat it laind, 1 q.

93 i. Cid maith mellchai nó rebai, 1 q.

94 i. Ni mochin | nach nosfothraic nat ib dig, 1 q.

95 i. "Nocha tast dam thengaidse o thrath gharmma in eóin hic atach rig romchendaigse. Ni anat mo beoil ocus a lecud ass d'Uilliug a Burc isin mís cetnai. Airdespoc Caissil do gabail do drong d'Ib Ceindetig isin gemredsa."

96 . La Patraic, la Giric, 1 q.

96 i. Nodlaic bec feil Patraic, 1 q.

97 i. Aed ba he a ainm, iar fir, 1 q. (.i. mac Carthaind suprascript).

98 . A oca occa ella en 1 q.

98 i. Mugain ingen Fiachach find, 1 q.

99 i. Ma rodfia | caith in Domnach ar Dia, 1 q. Scribal.

100 . Colman mac Comain | mairg duine nacha cia, 1 q. "Angelus dixit in insola dicitur Aru."

100 i. Crabud cen uaill cen secdai, 1 q.

101 . "Sechtmain ondiú co Nodlaig Steill. A Muig Ua Fhargai dam."

101 i. Dorigniusa camrand cert choir, 2 qq.

102 . Codlud ocus sadaile, 1 q.

102 i. In la oc siriud suairc in mod, 3 qq.

103 i. Gerab Bend Buabaill bendaig, 1 q.

105 . "A coic .lx. ar .ccc.aib hi curp in Fhelire fessin ~ a sé ~aon fiche dec ina da brolaig conid a hoen dec ocus cethri fichit ~ .u.c. insin uile." etc. Note on Félire Óengusso.

105 i. "Ach ach as tind ar toirrthimm, choimthind lind clach is cerchaill."

106 . "Tiagair cogar lind cech lai don chai gar scar sind isse."

106 . "Emanuel."

107 i. "Dus an fo in peand." "This book was painted" (in later hand).

108 . "Corus (?) coimpertha, rela .c. muinnter is coibsena .x.mad is primit maile."

109 i. "[ ] bersa a liacht lai dam ann. Misi Solam [ ]." Treated with a reagent at one time.

114 i. "Dorignes in timroscc cétnai, a Domnaill." Followed by a quatrain (beg. In ri ós má ta righi) and colophon : "Mise Eogan Og mac Eogan Ballaig meic Sarpri [sic] meic Aodagain ~ tabrad cach aon leighfis orait do rath anma na crefóigi sin."

115 . Acephalous quatrain on the pains of Hell. Attributed to "Spirat Fathad Chanand."

117 i. "Dus in silinn mo dubh."

119 . "Seachtmain ria Caisc."

119 . "Marta fuar fhliuch a Museraige Tíre."

119 i. "Isaie prophete in quarto capitulo dixit : ben phosta Christ ainim in fhíreoin."

120 . "Snechta fuar for lar indiu, in Mhairt ria Caisc."

121 i. Is ann dorigned tall tan, 1 q.

125 i. Note in later hand, beg. " A Dhia a Uilliam."

130 i. Sean Mac L------. Do [ne]ach ag an ol, 1 q. Repeated.

132 . "Cedaín iar Lugnassa indiu ~ atait sluag Condacht oc milled Muige Ua Fhurgdha innte iter gurtta ocus tige ocus tempuil."

139 . "Dogabsat ar nderbrathair anné ~ do aircset he anuraid."

140 . "Fel Muiri Már immarach for oindidin ~ in tir fesin oc innrad a cheli innte."

141 . "A Muire! In ferr inois tu."

143 i. Octauin August in ri, 1 q.

146 . Trí bliadna .xxx. tri mís, 1 q.

148 i. A mic, ní maith a ndoghní, 1 q.

152 . "Luan iar mBelltaine indiu ocus [ ]."

152 i. Is dallbach, is dituiccsi, 1 q. Followed by the words "Misi mac in fhir mhairb ac triall a tír na mbeó .i. Eogan Og, ocus tabuir bennacht do rath m'anma, a duine trocairigh eigin." Non-scribal.

159 . [ ] do Dia gan dar mainib ar marthain acht ar cuid don chatín gel namá."

159 . "Aíndídin indiu iter da fhel Muire."

162 . Aiged Isu na croich siar, 1 q.

162 i. Lixus, Helixus cen brón, 1 q.

164 i. Cuilén caitt | not n-aile hé combá haitt, 2 qq. Followed by the words: "Ata in catt geal oc dul for foendhel uain."

168 . Ach cer thinn a fulachtadh, 1 q. Non-scribal.

172 i. In ba maiden, in ba fuin, 1 q. Non-scribal.

173 i. "Promha pind."

175 i. "Adaig fhele Michíl amarach (.i. for Domnach) ocus etsecht Cobthaig hUí Madagain rempe .i. abb Cluana Ferta Brenaind, ocus tanaiste Shíl nAnmchada, ocus ata Eogan, a brathair, ocus a chend fine fri bás. At móra tra ná héchta, ocus na hesbuda sin dia cairdib ocus dia náimtiu,"

176 . Boimm is boim | a mairg dosbeir ina broind, 1 q. Coloured.

176 i. Trede dremun is mo col, 1 q.

177 . Ordu Thomáis togaide, 1 q.

177 i. Etig oigid brig cin bron, 1 q.

178 . Cein mair foceird do dorn sil, 1 q.

178 i. Don gudbu doludamar, 1 q.

179 . Comgall. Menic mong | cian on relic mo thech toll, 1 q.

179 i. Mor liach i llethib Laigen, 1 q.

181 . A neim, cin classa, 1 q.

182 . Mos ar bes ra bai cian, 1 q.

182 i. "Dardain fuar tirimm indiu ocus coecigis uaid co féil Brigte,"

184 i. "Do airchis Dia dun san oidche oc tidecht tria Choill in Ruaid cen tecmáil isin uamaid."

185 b i. "Misi Gilla Padraig," etc.

187 . "[Ní] bud maith la Murchad dia cluined an imirge sin do breith tar Sinaind dia salchad."

188 . Is indless cech maithius mór, 1 q.

188 i. Dichennad Eoin inmain ain, 1 q.

189 "[ ] ocus is imtsnimach atathar a Clainn Ricaird aniu ar n-ec a triath ocus a tigerna ane .i. Uillig mac Ricaird a Burc; ocus is don Uillic sin do gaired iarla ar dus do Clainn Uillig, on Iarla Ruadh anuas, ~ ní hecaine gan adbur doibsen sin, oir bui d'febuss-sa in fir sin, nach [raibi] a oes aogairi a comed a bu ~a n-indili,~ ise a n-enfhrecra uili, nach fedadar cinnus coimedfaidis a n-indili anosa, ~ nach fedadar conair imtechta no esras eludha aca a teitfidis, ocus ba[ga] gacha taobhu orta. Misi Gilla Patraicc mac Concobuir. A nDun Daigri dam ac furnaide dul co Coind Bo, ocus dar luim is maith in leabursa," Non-scribal; partly illegible.

190 i. "Dar lind is coir eachta ocus ingantas na bliadhna so do bheith ar cuimne co cian .i. bas in rig oig do bi ar Saxanaigh annsa bliadin so .i. Cing Edbard, mac Cing Hannrigh, ~bas Hi Briain .i. Donncadh mic (sic) Concobhair Hi Briain in bliadhin céadna;~ eirigh Saxa a n-oidhe creidigh re linn in ríg oig sin. Fedh aimsire moire do rigacht athar roime do sechnadar in creidem, ocus ingin don Cing Hannrigh sin do gabh in righacht anois .i. Maoilaide Maria a hainm, ocus ta si a cur in creidem na suighi, ocus guidhim Dia do cungnam re ~ do digbreadar na righethi sin na huird, ocus do hithdi feoil cargais, ocus aine reo, ocus do impaideadar oidhthi na n-altorach bud tuaigh, ocus do buaidhreadar in Seirbis. Aois in Tiagarna .m. bliadhain ~ cu[ig] .c. .4. bliadhna .x. da fithad. Flann mac Carbre qui scribsit. Tabhrad inti léigf'es bendacht arin anmain do [ ]." Non-scribal.

192 . "Fel Brigte anocht anocht (sic) ocus for bru Brosnaige dún innte .i. a mBaile Riccin a nElib thuaiscirt."

193 i. Secht ndealba in Spiorada Naom, 2 qq. Followed by the words : "Giolla Patraic qui sgribsit, ~ oracio." Non-scribal.

195 . M[o] peccad oram (?) co hur, 2 ll. Scribal (quatrain completed by a later hand, faded ink).

196 . inf. marg. Ferr ina lossi as luga, 1 q.

197 . " A Dia! In fognunn tú mar dubh foss? Misi Cormac mac in Chosnomaig, aga froma a nDun Daigre, log in sgribinn, ocus ataim eglach gur mor duinn fuaramar d'ulc in duib s[eo]. Anno Domini 1575." Non-scribal. Partly cut away with margin.

197 i. "A Muire, foir."

198 i. Ferrdi in liath a Muig Mell, 1 q. Above this is written: "Aiwa ? post mortem."

199 i. "A Muire, foir orm."

200 . "Ar mbennacht leat, a Magnais Maic Aedagain, ma do imthigis romaind, ocus cor gaba greim dot anmainsea ocus don choitchend Cristaide in .uii. a dorairgnair Dia hi talam. Amen, Pater Noster."

201 , inf. marg. "Aois in Tiagharna in tan do sgríobhadh [an dán sa]. 1592. Dorinne é Baothagalach Mor Duna Daigre. Non-scribal. The note refers to a poem on this page.

204 , inf. marg. Coru duib da bar ndeoin aíne, 2 ll.

204 i. "Conchubhar Ó Dala" (later hand and ink).

205 , inf. marg. "Anataile in t-airther thair."

206 , sup. marg. "Féil Eóin Bauptist hinocht ocus scél truag againd innte .i. Cluain Lethan, ardchathair fenechais Erenn ica hinnrud tria imarbus Aeda . . . Amlaib."

210 , inf. marg. "Amen. Próma [pinn]."

211 , inf. marg. A chia na nduar rodhalbhach, 2 qq. Non-scribal.

211 , inf. marg. Ni serba go n-edarghnu, 1 q. Non-scribal. In a different hand from the preceding.

212 , inf. marg. "Agaid Belltaine indiú, hi Cluain Sostai Berchain dam ann oc scribend derid na staire (.i. Alexander) for tus a Liubar Berchain na Clúana." The words "Berchain na Clúana" are in red pigment.

215 . "Oenuaire is aibind ria indisi imram luipe laechlestair dar ler Locha Lais. A.D.A." (belongs to text?).

220 , inf. marg. "Nativitas Sancte Brigita." Note in prose and verse on Saint Brigid. Includes: Gid? nither breo a Muig Breg, 1 q.

221 i. Note in English gives date and name, May the 13th 1732 "Emond Ó Ceallaidh, Edmond Kelly."

222 , inf. marg. Ni bíí era cruinde ach da chor, 2 11.

223 , inf. marg. Mor in bet, immad sliged ocus set, 1 q.

224 , sup. marg. Mor rochuir in doman do, 2 11.

224 , inf. marg. Deich .c. armach and ar uair, 1 q.

225 , sup. marg. Procula, ben Pelait fír, 1 q.

225 , inf. marg. Fuil .iii. ní | do nach buidech Mac Dé Bii,1 q.

226 , sup. marg. Don fhir na diaig ni bacc bais, 2 ll.

226 , inf. marg. "Ataim ag promhadh mo phinn a fhochair Ghiolla na Naomh mic Fluinn. Misi Uilliam mac Feraoil mic Aodhagain ocus tabhradh gach aon léfes a bhennacht ar anmuin an truaigh fpeacaig so ocus do bheirimsi an .c. na dhóib. Aois Crist an tan so 1601 (?)." Non-scribal.

226 , inf. marg. Bid in peccach suairc sochraid, 1 q.

227 , sup. marg. Boeth da cach duine ar doman, 1 q.

227 , inf. marg. "Hipomén hic primcathir isin Afraic is esti roboi Augustin mac Patric in cethramad doctuir na hEclaisi."

228 , sup. marg. Ada usce nosbera, 1 q.

228 , inf. marg. Annas is Coefas cen lén, 1 q.

229 , sup. marg. "Agaton comorba Petair, tanic cú Roim cu Consatin Poil do denamh shida eter hin impir ocus na. Longbardu conustarla in clam dó i ndorus cathrach Consatin ocus tuc in Papa poic dó cor thuit a lubra de fo chetoir comba hógslán. Finit."

229 , inf. marg. Pol. Do cloind Adaim iatsan ocus is dib mise, 5 11.

230 , sup. marg. Ni leic in corp suntach slan, 1 q.

230 , inf. marg. "Parrthus Adaim hic. Is amlaid ata cen fhuacht cen tess," etc, 2 ll.

232 , sup. marg. Nimtorba | cia beth nech ic ól chorma, 1 q.

233 , sup. marg. [ ] a ardha na biasta, 1 q.

234 , sup. marg. Cipe bess hi manistir, 1 q.

235 , sup. marg. "[ ] goeth do loch acum chrapull dia hAíne."

235 , inf. marg. Colum Cille. Cris Mobí ni rohiadad inlua, 1 q. "Colum Cille cecinit in tan doriacht cris do ocus triar do muintir Mobí lais iar n-éc Mobi."

236 , sup. marg. Ise techta in iresaig, 1 q.

236 , inf. marg. Mairg na tri lucht | a n-iffuirn uathmar anside, 1 q.

237 i. Geib in altus co ba secht, 1 q.

238 , inf. marg. Fuil tri ní | ná dlegair do bocht Dé bí, 1 q.

238 c , inf. marg. "Dardain in Bandaí aniu ocus a nDun Daighre damsa and ocus in mor in t-adbur domenman dferaib a talman in raet do rinded ocus an aimsir [ ] ocus as beg chuires oirne sin, mo nuar, ocus co tuga Crist do césad san aimsir sein a chuma ocus a ghradh inar cride-ne ocus inar menmain, Amen. Pater noster qui, ocus abrad fein na dhiaidh [ ] in te légfus ocus guided trocaire damsa ar gradh De."

238 d , sup. marg. [(Eth)iar anim in demain duib, 1 q.] Acc. to Facsimile, not now visible on ms. itself.

239 . "Defect here. E. Curry 1842."

240 i. Faded inscription. Date " 1727."

241 i. "Doscribas in Amra a n-oenlo etir cheill ~ fhogur."

242 , sup. marg. [Coir cech deigním do glanad, 1 q.] Acc. to Facsimile; now completely covered by a strip of vellum by repairer.

243 i. Faded inscription. Reagent (gallic acid?) used.

245 , sup. marg. "Hi Cluain Mac Nois dam indiu in Luan iar Fresgabail oc scribend aithned Dé iar techt a coiced G[ ]."

245 , inf. marg. Co tí in bráth bether gá chaí, 2 11.

247 , inf. marg. "Loiche (?) na rir mo chraide ar ndul dam loirg le scal .n. rachadh co lan githe," etc Non-scribal.

248 , inf. marg. "Ata ingnad and didu in spideog oc anad rind ocus ar catt hic teithead uainn."

248 , inf. marg. Is bal dober Dia for mac ngar, etc. In another (later) hand.

248 , inf. marg. "Is olc in macaín Briain."

249 , inf. marg. "Ata in Dubshúilech O Dúblaind hi ngalar na leptha ocus ni luga in scél eile .i. Ele Thuaiscirt ica híndrud oc Gíustís Lethi Moga Nuadat, ocus comorbai Eoin Bauptist beos, ~ rl."

252 , sup. marg. "Loingeas Locha Rí do thaidecht for Sinaind co Derg Derc ocus co Boraime isin bliadainsea iter fhéil Michil ocus Samain co ndernsat airgne ocus echta ann ba mac Pilip Ruaid Mic Conmara ocus a ndul slán iarum ~ rl."

254 , sup. marg. "Samain innocht for tShatharn ocus Muscraige Thíre iarna losead co léir innte o finedaib fen ocus o Ghamandraige O Ceindétig."

254 , inf. marg. "Noin Domnaig ocus adaid Shamna and ocus for a n-enach aroen dom anmai[n] sea sech pianaib in alltair ~ rl."

255 , sup. marg. "[Dia] lais, a Muirchertaig, in t-oen Dia ulichumachtach bat chumang."

255 , sup. marg. "Emanuel."

255 , inf. marg. Na bagaid a hecna uag, 1 q. Non-scribal (?).

256 , inf. marg. Ba ndech[a] Magnus nach timm troit, 1 q.

257 , sup. marg. "Atlochar do Dia do fhacsat me mo enur dom aimdheoin."

258 , inf. marg. "Is é so ferann ocus cuit Huí Chuinnlis do Bhaile Locha Deacair .i. o claide na Ceailabraithe Riabhcha ocus mar gabhus claidhe na Cloiche Moire siar ~mar ghabhus in tsheanaith don leath tshiar do Ghort in Tornora~ mar ghabhus Lathach Hui Chuinnlis ~ Inis Farannain arin loch ~mar gabus Gort Hui Cuindlis~ Bealach Hui Chuinlis ~ on claidhe ata o bhealach Hui Chuinnlis sair co claide in Guirtin Girr ~ise in fearand risi n-abair Corrbachalla~ Cluain Canann iter chaill ocus moin ocus machaire."

259 , "Emonn o Ceallaigh 1732," etc.

262 , sup. marg. "Dogabsat o gairm in chét eoin, 1 q.

Marginalia II.

1 i. " Eoghan Ua Comhruide, 1842."

3 [265 Facs.], sup. marg. "Is he an anim is inmain la Dia in ti bís cen fhairisium hoca admolad ocus oca shírimrád do grés."

3 [265], inf. marg. ["Ata saine litri hoc diabul."] Acc. to Facsimile. Hard to read now; ms. damaged.

4 [266], sup. marg. "[ ] manus iar n-orcain doib Ierusalem hí ndigail fhola Christ," etc. Underneath : "b- .ui. hailt" (seems later).

4 [266], inf. marg. "[ ] indi impir, .x. n-iud- .xx. dobertís [er pingend] in [I]erusalem, [hoc] tintúdh cunnartha Christ ho Indas."

8 [270], sup. marg. "Ac so in dara line don [ ] d[ ] a Cenel Fechin [.i. in Leth]toir Q Fathadh i tús ocus Seaan I Raibne iar sin."

Vol. I.


1 d. Páis [I]maigine Crist. Beg. Araile cathair rigda fil isin Aisia. Ed. Atkinson, The Passions and The Homilies from Leabhar Breac, pp. 41-8.

4 a m. History of Pope Silvester. Beg. Silvestar tra espoc firen foithnech he. Ends imperfectly (p. 6 b) with the words o atchuala tra in ri sin ~ otchonnairc na. Ed. ibid., pp. 49-54. See Plummer, Misc. Hagiogr. Hib., no. .360, and Kenney, Sources for the Early History of Ireland, I, p. 740, note.

There is a chasm in the ms. after p. 6.

7 a. On the meeting of the monks Paphnutius and Onophrius. Acephalous. Beg. here : fort ~ rosia clú do chrabuid fón uile doman. Ed. Atkinson, loc. cit., p. 55.

7 b. Passion of Marcellinus. Beg. O atchuala tra Dioclian in t-impir clu crabuid ecna cretmi in abbad Pasnute. Ed. ibid., pp. 56-59. For this and the preceding item see Plummer, op. cit., no. 334.

9 b. The Rule of the Céli Dé (headed "Incipit riagail na celed nDe. O Moel Ruain cc"). Beg. Biait prointige ~ magnificat. Ed. Reeves, Trans. R.I.A., xxiv, p. 200 ff.

Apparently a prose version of an original metrical composition.

12 b m. Fland Fina. Mairg do duine caras duine, A series of moral reflections.

13 a. Genealogical tract on the Irish Saints, beg. with the pedigrees of Christ, the Virgin Mary and St. Patrick. Beg. Cristus filius Ioseph .i. custos Marie. Plummer, op. cit., no. 187. The text includes the following item :—

23 a 5. List of those who held office in Patrick's household. Cf. BB Facs., 215 b, etc.

23 b 13. Litany of the Irish Saints. Beg. Tri .l. curcha do ailithrib.

24 b. Life of St. Patrick. Beg. [P]opulus qui sedebat in tenebris uidit lucem magnam. This is a copy of the Shorter Version of the Tripartite Life. See ZCP 16, p. 1 ff.

29 b i. Betha Coluim Cille. Beg. Exii de terra tua et de cognatione tua. A copy of Plummer's First Irish Life, op. cit., no. 26.

34 a. Césad S[t]epain. Beg. In mundo pressuram habe [bi]tis. Ed. Atkinson, op. cit., pp. 81-2.

34 b m. Revelation of the body of Stephen to the Presbyter Lucianus. Beg. Do faillsiugud a chuirp so sis amal ro faillsig in Coimdiu di aroli fir noem. Ed. ibid., pp. 82-6.

35 b. Sermo ad reges. A Latin-Irish homily. Beg. Gum placuerint Domino irae hominis, inimicos eius convertet ad pacem. Ed. ibid., pp. 151-162.

40 a m. Domnach na himrime. Homily on Riding [Palm] Sunday. Beg. [Et] cum apropinquassent Ierusolymis et venissent Bethfage ad montem Oliveti. Ed. ibid., pp. 163-171.

44 a. Cédaín in Braith. Homily on Fasting. Beg. Cum autem, ieiunnatis nolite fieri sicut hipocritae tristes.

45 a. Homily on the Temptation (headed "De ieiunio Domini in deserto incipit et de temptationibus cibus diabolus eum temptaverat"). Beg. Tunc Iesus ductus est in desertum a Spiritu. Pr. ibid., pp. 172-181.

48 b. Homily on the Lord's Supper ("In cena Domini"). Prima autem die Azimorum accesserunt discipuli ad Iesum dicentes. Pr. ibid., pp. 181-190.

52 b. Homily on the Day of Pentecost ("De die Pentecostes"). Beg. [C]um coniplerentur dies Pentecostes erent omnes apostoli pariter in eodem loco. Pr. ibid., pp. 190-198.

56 a. Homily on the Circumcision (" Imdibe Crist, in dara baitsed incipit"). Beg. Postquam consummati sunt dies octa ut circumcideretur puer. Pr. ibid., pp. 198-201.

59 a 16. Life of St. Martin of Tours ("Incipit de virtute Sancti Martani"). Beg. Nemo potest duobus dominis servire. See Plummer, op. cit., no. 336.

61 c. Life of St. Brigid ("Betha Brigte"). Beg. Hii sunt qui sequuntur Agnum. A copy of Plummer's First Irish Life. See Plummer, op. cit., no. 11.

66 b. Homily on Charity. Beg. Omnia ergo quequnque uultis ut faciant uobis homines ita et uos facite Mis. Pr. Atkinson, loc. cit., pp. 202-206.

68 b i. Homily on Almsgiving ("Don almsain incipit"). Beg. Cum ergo facies elimoisinam noli tuba canere ante te. Pr., ibid., pp. 207-213.

72 a. Homily on the Archangel Michael. Beg. Milia miliumm ministrabant ei et decies milies et centena milia astabant ei. Pr. ibid., pp. 213-9.

74 a. Litany of Mary. Beg. A Muire mor. A Muire as mo dona Muirib.

75 a. [Félire Óengusso Céli De.] Beg. (Preface) : Cethardai condagar da cech elathain .i. locc ~aimser~ persa ~ fáth airicc. Beg. (text): Sén, a Christ, mo labrai. This ms. of the Félire, though oldest in date, deviates most from the archetype. It contains copious glosses and scholia. For other copies, see Introduction to ed. Stokes, Henry Bradshaw Society, Vol. xxix (1905).

106 b m. Aibind suide sund amne, 13 qq. On the author of the Félire.

106 b i. Cuic adnaicthi ni mod mend, 7 qq.

107 a. Homily on the Transfiguration (" [ ]rmchrutta in so"). Beg. Et factum est post dies sex assupsit Iesus Petrum ~Iacobum~ Ioliannem.

107 b i. Homily on Penitence ("Incipit don aithrige in so"). Beg. Cia cetna ro forchan aithrige do denam for tús? Pr. Atkinson, op. cit., pp. 220-2.

108 a i. Tract on the colours of the Chasuble. Beg. Cachtt Cia lasa tucait na datha examla ucut isin cochull n-offrind hi tús?

108 b m. Diarmait mac Moíl Brenaind. Ceist. In cuala cia da ndual, 16 qq. On the same subject as the foregoing, of which it forms part.

108 b i. Dondchad Mór. Breen Enaig inmhain cách, 4 qq.

109 a. Biblical tract. Includes: the following sections :—

109 a. On the creation and the Fall of Adam. Beg. Dorigne Dia imorro in rigthech uachtarach. Includes the following poem :—

111 b 35. Rig roraidi erim nglan, 7 qq.

113 a i. On the history of the children of Israel ("Incipit do stair Chloinde Israel in so siss amal atbeir in scriptuir")- Included in this section are the following two items :—

123 a. On the Covenant of The Lord with the children of Israel ("Timna Dé do Clainn Israel").

124 a, Aichnid dam cech merci mor, 14 qq. On the Ark of the Covenant.

132 a m. On the Birth of Christ. Beg. Ochtauín Augustus ha hairdrig in domain in tan rogenair Crist. On the sources of this New Testament section, see Flower, B.M. Cat., p. 534. This section includes the following items :—

133 a. On the seventeen wonders of the world on the night Christ was born ("Do secht n-ingantaib déc in domain in adaig rogenir Crist").

133 b. On the three gospels read on the night Christ was born ("Incipit do scelaib na Soscel in so").

135 b m. Oration of Joseph. Beg. Indiu tanic isin domun.

136 a. On the shepherds of Bethelem ("Do scelaib na mBuachalla in so").

137 a m. On the Wise Men ("Incipit do scelaib na nDruad").

139 b m. On the Massacre of the Innocents ("Oided na Macraide in so").

141 b m. On the Flight into Egypt.

142 b m. On the death of Herod.

144 a m. On the death of Zacharias (" Oided Zacarias .i. athair Eoin Bauptaist").

144 b m. On the Baptism of Christ ("Baithis Isu i Sruth Iordanen," foll. by note "Ocus is ann so bud oided Hiruaid d'fhaisneis").

145 a. On the Apostles ("Airecc na n-aspal amal rogairmit dochum n-irse in so").

146 b m. On the Household of Christ ("Do airem Muinntire Crist in so"). Foll. by account of Éuagair, which interrupts the main narrative (cf. note, p. 147 am. "Ar scél bunaid innossa uair tanic scel Éuagair etraind ~ se"). A variant version stands on p. 147 b.

147 b m. "Cetproicept Ísu sund." Beg. Iar cur tra Eoin Bauptist hi carcair.

150 b i. Dígal Fola Crist. Beg. Da bliadhain .xl. uero batar na Hiudaide a morforpairt cruid ~bíd~ clainni. For the sources of this tract, see Flower, B.M. Cat., p. 535.

157 b m. Account of the Holy Places of the East, according to Bede. Beg. Tindscanad in so tuarascbala na locc noem filet isin domun airtherach. Ends p. 159 b m., rest of column blank.

160 . Pasio Domini Nostri Iesu Cristi. Beg. Isin nomad bliadain déc do flaith Tibir Césair. Pr. Atkinson, op. cit., pp. 113-143.

169 b m. Homily on Good Friday. Beg. Doronad gním n-adbul ndiasnesi i comainm in lathisi indiu. A blank is left in column 170 b for the conclusion of the text.

170 a m. Homily on the Resurrection. Ero mors tua o mors ~ morsus tuus, o inferne.

172 b m. Pais Petair ~ Póil. Beg. Beati persecutionem patiuntur.

175 b. Pais Partoloin. Beg. Luid Partholon apstal do forcetul isin India.

177 a i. Pais Iacoip apstail. Beg. Luid Iacop mor mac Zepedei .i. brathair Eoin apstail.

178 b m. Pais Andrias. Beg. Dia mboi ingreim mor forsna aspalaib.

179 b i. Pais Pilip apstail. Beg. Bui Pilip apstal da .xx. bliadhan oc sermoin.

180 b i. On the pedigrees and manner of death, etc., of the Apostles. Beg. Incipit do bungenelaig na n-apstal. Ends p. 181 a m. Rest of column is left blank.

181 b. On the manner and death, etc., of the Prophets. Beg. Imraiter didu súnd do aidedaib na primfátha ~don lucht fo n-epletar~ dona lloccaib in ro hadnaicit.

181 b m. Secht uide co mbrig, 6 qq., with interlinear glosses. Preceded by prose section on the subject of the poem, beg. Cestnaigthir didu beos hi sund cia lín uide boi do maccu Israel o Babiloin co Hierusalem.

181 b i. Páis Longínuis. Beg. Dia mbuí Crist hi croich la hIudaigib dodechaid oen do na míledu boi ocin crochudh.

183 a m. Procept na Machaabdai. Beg. Viriliter agite ~ confortetur cor uestrum omnes qui speratis in Domino. Ends imperfect, p. 184 b i.

Pp. 185, 186 are smaller than the surrounding folios.

185 a. Mac do Dia, macc do Muire, 41 qq.

185 b. Mathán didu duine dil, 7 qq.

185 b m. Some sayings attributed to Gregorius and Augustin. Beg. Is ann dobeir tu a mbí agat do Dia in tam dobeir tu fén dó.

185 b i. A coland, is cui[mh]neamhac thfherg, 6 qq.

186 . Cumtach labras in lon sa, 8 qq.

186 m. Homily on "Luxoria." Beg. Luxoria tra iss ed ainm ina dualcha tanaisi marbas anmain duine. 7 11. only. Rest of column blank.

186 b, sup. marg. Cet molt le trichait mart mban, 1 q. Rest of column blank.

There is a chasm before p. 187.

187 . [Scél na Samna.] Acephalous, beg. here inmaine o roforbair in cretem Crístaide. Ends p. 187 b m.

187 b m. Pais Eoin Bauptist. Beg. Bui aroile fer angid etróccar i n-Ierusalem.

189 m. Páis in Morfesir ro chotail i nEffis, etc. Beg. Buí rig croda annseirc forsin domun fecht n-aill.

190 b. Páis Georgi. Beg. Pretiosa est in conspectu Domini more sanctorum eius.

194 . Homily on the Resurrection of Christ. Beg. [Et] post dies hocta hiterum erunt discipuli eius intus ~ Tomas cum eis.

198 a m. Epifania Domini. Beg. Arroet Ioseph inni Noem Muire dia coimet iar comairle in aingil fo anmum chomaime.

Pp. 199, 200 are smaller than the surrounding leaves. Both are written in single column.

200 m. Baothgalach Mor Duna Daigre (see colophon on p. 201 i.). A athair nua namdasa, 15 qq. Continued on p. 201 i.

201 . Homily on St. Michael. Angelis suis mandauit de té Deus ut cusdodiant te in omnibus uiis tuis.

202 b m. [Cain Domnaig.] Headed here "Epistil Ísu." Beg. Intinscana epistil int Shlanícceda. Ends imperfect p. 204 b i.

There is a chasm between pp. 204, 205.

205 . History of Philip and Alexander the Great. Acephalous and defective, beg. here airechaib ~ cathmiledaib oc imguin. There is a gap in the text, owing to a chasm in the ms., between pp. 210, 211. Ends p. 213 a m.

213 a m. Aislinge Meic Conglinne. Beg. Cethardai as cuintesta da cach elathain. Prose and verse. Ends p. 219 b i.

220 . On the date of Patrick's coming to Ireland. Beg. Debemus scire quo tempore Patricius sanctus episcopus atque preceptor maximus Scotorum inchoauit uenire in Hiberniam.

220 b. "Do chomorbaib Patric," List of Patrick's successors. Beg. Patraic etatis sue quieuit.

220 b i. On the number of Patrick's Household. Beg. Ba hiat so in .xxiiii. batar i n-urd la Patraic.

221 . Series of Legends of the Finding of the Holy Cross. Beg. Amail fofrith crand croiche Crist i n-aimsir Dabid meic Iesé ar tus.

236 b. Account of the four requests of Colum Cille to the Angel and the interpretation of.Boéthine's vision. Beg. Colum Cille mac Fédlimid mic Fergusa Cendfota.

237 b i. Colum Cille. Altus prosetor, 8 stt. only, with interlinear gloss. Preceded by a lengthy prose introduction (p. 237 a). Imperfect, owing to a chasm in the ms. between pp. 238, 238 a.

238 b , col. a. Sechnall. Audite omnes amantes, etc. Hymn is preceded (p. 238 a) by a lengthy prose introduction.

238 c . Dallán. [Amra Choluim Chille.] Prologue beg. Locc don imon sa Ara. The poem Aed mac Ainmirech cen fell, 10 qq., is given. Preface follows on p. 238 c, col. b, and continues to p. 238 d, col. b i., where it breaks off abruptly owing to a chasm in the ms. between pp. 238 d, 239.

239 . Conclusion of the Amra Choluim Cille ; fragment here beg. o Cholum cosc tuath, with interlinear gloss. Ends p. 240 b m.

241 m. [S]enan saer sidathair, 13 qq., with interlinear gloss. "Amra Senain mic Gerrcind." Preceded by a short prose introduction.

241 b. Gillas. [S]uffragare trinitatis unitas, 94 ll., with interlinear gloss.

242 b m. Legend illustrating the efficacy of prayer. Beg. Araile sraith noemda boi ic molad Dé.

242 b i. "Don Scoip a Fanait ~don Roth Ramach~ don tSaignén Teindtige." Beg. Isan aimsir didu Fhlaind Cinnaid ticc in roth ramach.

242 b i. Moling. A De mair | conagbaind mo di erail, 7 qq. "Tarrngaire na Fele Eoin."

243 . Homily on the Ten Commandments. Beg. Atberair isin naemad caibdel do Lebar Matha.

247 . Homily on the canonical hours. Beg. Cid ara ndentar celebrad is na trathaibh sea, sech na trathib ele.

247 b i. Homily on the duties of Religious. Beg. Fratres prespeteri ~ sacerdotes Domini, cohoperatores nostri ordinis estis. Headed: "Est enuntiandus Sermo Sinodalis," etc. Includes a section beg. Sic ergo vos órabitis, bud amlaid so didu dognethi ernaigthe; Paternoster.

251 . Tract on the Mass ("De figuris ~ spiritualibus sensibus oblationis sacrificii ordinis"). Beg. Figuir tra in chollaighthi. Cf. Stowe Missal, ff. 65 v.-7.

251 b m. Homily on Death, in Dialogue form. Beg. Domne, quis habitabit in tabernaculo tuo aut quis requiescat in monte sancto tuo.

253 b m. Fís Adomnáin. Beg. Magnus Dominus noster ~ magna uirtus eius.

256 a m. Homily on Christian Faith and loyalty to the Church. Beg. Cach duine risna dúthracht síd ~ cendsa in Choimmded dfhagbail.

258 a m. Homily on Fasting and Abstinence. Beg. Slaníccid in cheniuil doenna Ísu Críst Mac Dé Athar iar ndeacht, mac Muiri ingine iar ndoenacht, Dia ~ duine i n-oentaid oenpersande.

258 b m. The vision of Adamnán ("Uisio quam uidit Adamnanus ut Spiritu Sancto plenus," etc.). Beg. Uae uae uas uiris Hiberniae insolae mandata Domini trans-gredientibus.

259 b m. "Scel Choirpri Chruim ~ Moelsechlaind meic Moelruanaid .i. Sen-Moelsechlaind." Beg. Epscop uasal robui hi Cluain Mac Nois, Coirpre Cromm athbertha fris.

260 a m. Story illustrating the benefits of prayer. Beg. Epscop uasal do Goedelu do choid do Boim. Headed "A marrath fil forsin ernaigthi is ed tuicter triasin scel sa sis."

260 b m. Comlond Diarmata meic Cerbaill fri Ruadan. Beg. Bec mac Dé is é fáith is dech bui i nErinn ina aimsir.

260 b m. Etsecht Bic meic Dé. Beg. O thanic cusna dedenchu do Bec mac Dé.

260 b m. Cetbriathra Bic meic Dé. (9 lines only.) Beg. Dia mbuí cach oca rada.

260 b i. Table of ecclesiastical duties. Beg. Cid is dech do clerech. Ni anse: léri degscrutain. Written in two columns. Imperfect, owing to a chasm between pp. 260, 261.

261 . Ite ascnam na flatha, 135 qq. Headed "Incipit Reglum Mochuta Rathin do forcetul .x. timmna for cech oenduine." Subheadings are: (p. 261 a m.) "Do monorugud epscoip"; "Do abbaid eclaisi"; "Do monorugud sacairt"; (p. 261 b m.) "Do monorugud manaigh; "Do cheli De nó di clerech reclesa"; "Do ord proind ~ proinntige."

262 a m. Beit comsnádud, 29 qq. "Celltair Dichill Diarmuta Indsi Clothrand."

262 b m. Aingil Dé dom dín, 30 qq. Headed : "Imchlod aingel incipit."

262 b m. Is mebul dom imradud, 12 qq.

262 b i. Sciath De nonim umam, 7 qq. Headed : "Loricca Coluim Cilli incipit."

Vol. II.

263 . Sanas Cormaic. Beg. Adam .i. homo no terragena. Ed. Whitley Stokes, Calcutta (1868), from this ms.

272 b m. [Caithréim Cellaig.] Beg. Rig rogab for Condachtu .i. Eogan Bel mac Cellaig. Prose and verse. Includes the following poems : (273 a m.) Mairg treices clerecht er ceird, 6 qq.; (274 a m.) A ocu romuaimniges, 6 qq.; (274 b) As mocean in maiten ban, 20 qq.; (275 a m.) Inmain cách isa corp so, 9 qq.; (275 a i.) Truag toirrsech atúsa sund, 3 qq.; (275 b) As maith do thurus am thig, 3 qq.; (275 b m.) Aithrech in ni do raides, 5 qq.; (276 a i.) As inbaid na hécta sa, 3 qq.; (276 b m.) Leasee liumsa dola for sét, 3 qq.; (276 b i.) Fás anocht aittreb Eogain, 14 qq. As fás aittreb choemChellaig, 12 qq. Ed. S. H. O'Grady, Silva Gadelica I, p. 49, from this ms.; K. Mulchrone, Med. and Mod., Irish Series iv (1933), from Phillips 8214 (YBL).

277 a m. "Incipit Coisecrad Eclaisi indso." Beg. Líne andso dorigensat hecnaide eolcha.

278 a i. Pais Cristifir in Chonchinn. Beg, [B]ai ingreim mor forsna cristaidib. Ends imperfect on p. 280 a m., rest of column blank. Ed. J. Fraser, Rev. Celt, xxxiv, p. 307.

280 b. On the vision of St. Bernard. Beg. Dia mbai (rest of line illegible).