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There are currently 793 entries for manuscripts in the catalogue. Here is a list of the last 30 entries that have been added or modified. Fuller details can be seen by visiting the page.

Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318 16 (cols 573-958) (H 2. 16) = section of the Yellow Book of Lecan [s. xivex/xvin]
St. Paul im Lavanttal, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 86a 1 = Reichenau Primer [s. ixin]
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1135 [s. xix]
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Reg. lat. 1461 [s. ix-x]
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 4338A [s. xex / s. xiin]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512 I (ff. 101-122, 1-36, 45-52) [s. xv / s. xvi]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 506 ff. 1-16a [s. xiv (+ xvii)]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 506 ff. 16b-62 [s. xiv]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 506 [s. xiv + s. xvii]
Cín Dromma Snechtai = Cín Dromma Snechtai [s.viii / s. xin]
Stockholm, Kungliga biblioteket, MS Vitterhet Engelsk II [s. xvi]
London, British Library, MS Cotton Vespasian E xi [s.xiiimed and s. xiii]
London, British Library, MS Additional 4817 [1661]
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 52 = Book of Armagh [c. 807]
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1363 4 (pp. 40-53) (H 4. 22) [s. xv]
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1287 (H 1. 13) [1746]
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 36B [s. xivin or s. xiiiex]
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337 18 (H 3. 18) [c. s. xiv]
Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 10 (Phillipps 10266) [s. xvi]
Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 14 (Phillipps 21756) [s. xviex]
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 E 25 (1229) = Lebor na hUidre [s. xi/xii]
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2]
Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, MS NKS 268b = Duanaire Mhéig Uidhir [s. xvi2 / s. xviii]
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Reg. lat. 2078 [s. ix1/4]
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1299 (H 2. 8) [s. xv / s. xvi]
London, British Library, MS Cotton Vespasian A xiv 001-105 = Vitae sanctorum Wallensium [s. xii]
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318 6 (cols 281-344) (H 2. 16) = Section of YBL
London, British Library, MS Cotton Vespasian A xiv = Cottonian vocabulary [s. xi-xii]
Leabhar Gearr Uí Cheallaig = Leabhar Gearr Uí Cheallaig
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1295 (H 2. 4) [1728]
...further results

In the process of creating entries for manuscripts, the emphasis so far has been primarily on providing a dependable framework and adding references to essential resources, notably library catalogues, diplomatic editions and digital repositories like Early Manuscripts at Oxford University and Irish Script on Screen. The contents of each manuscript are described in two ways. A list of texts for which entries are available is automatically generated. In addition, more detailed, manually entered descriptions will be offered on separate pages. Progress in this area is naturally slow and has been most apparent with regard to a handful of the better known manuscripts, such as Lebor na hUidre, the Book of Leinster or the Yellow Book of Lecan.

While Irish and Welsh studies are no doubt served by a number of excellent catalogues that will remain an indispensable port of call for researchers for some time to come, there is also a need for something more readily accessible that stays on top of the ongoing flow. This need is felt to be particularly acute in the case of older works, such as Abbott and Gwynn’s catalogue referred to below.

Further, work on individual manuscripts and particular collections tends to leave many loose ends that need to be tied up in a centralised manner. There is no cross-catalogue search, for instance, and the chances that textual material relevant to one’s studies goes unnoticed remain very real today. It is hoped that ultimately, by addressing these concerns, the project will go some way to offering a solid platform for cooperation between manuscript-holding institutions. Needless to say, interested parties are strongly encouraged to contact us.

Subprojects

Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin

The Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College by T. K. Abbott and E. J. Gwynn is still a first port of call for anyone who is looking for information about the Irish manuscripts held in Trinity College Library, Dublin. However, it was published in 1921 and is now in serious need of an ‘update’ which is mindful of new research that has been piling up over the last 90 years. This subproject seeks to address this issue, notably by offering fresh tables of contents with further links to texts indexed in the catalogue.


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