Peritia: journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland 8 (1994)
O’Loughlin (Thomas): The Latin version of the Scriptures in Iona in the late seventh century: the evidence from Adomnán’s De Locis Sanctis.
In Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 18–26.
De Locis Sanctis provides no evidence for the presence of a text of the Vetus Latina or the Septuagint in the library of Iona in the last quarter of the seventh century; quotations from these texts may have been drawn from an intermediate source.

Borsje (Jacqueline): The monster in the River Ness in Vita Sancti Columbae: a study of a miracle.
In Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 27–34.
Discusses potential historical and literary contexts for Adomnán’s Vita Sancti Columbae, ii 27. A literary model is suggested from the Dialogi of Sulpicius Severus.

McCarthy (Daniel): The chronological apparatus of the Annals of Ulster ad 431-1131.
In Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 46–79.
[1.] Introduction; [2.] Anno Domini dating; [3.] Bissextile; [4.] Anno Domini dating in AU; [5.] The origin of March-Anno Domini dating; [6.] Ferials and epacts; [7.] Au’s list of papal succession; [8.] Bissextile data; [9.] Anno Mundi; [10.] Pre-AD dating of records in Ireland; [11.] Conclusion: AU includes two different dating systems. Discusses the historical background for the adoption of 1 January or 25 March as the date for the beginning of the year.

O’Sullivan (William) (revr.): The Lindisfarne scriptorium: for and against.
In Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 80–94.
Review article of: St. Cuthbert, his cult and his community to ad 1200, ed. by Gerald Bonner, David Rollason and Clare Stancliffe (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1989). Vs. Michelle P. Brown, ‘The Lindisfarne scriptorium from the late seventh to the early ninth century’, pp. 151–63. Argues that Insular majuscule developed in Ireland and the Durham and Echternach gospels had common roots in Ireland.

Charles-Edwards (T. M.): A contract between king and people in medieval Ireland? Críth gablach on kingship.
In Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 107–119.
Analyses practicalities, ideals and obligations of kingship. Incl. discussion of terms oirdnidir ‘ordains’ and folud ‘contractual obligation’.

Smith (Peter): Aimirgein Glúngel tuir tend: a Middle-Irish poem on the authors and laws of Ireland.
In Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 120–150.
Poem beg. Aimirgein Glúngel tuir tend (63 qq.) by Gilla in Choimded Úa Cormaic, dated to c. 1050-1150 on linguistic grounds. Ed. with Engl transl. and notes from MSS Book of Uí Maine, NLI G 488 and King’s Inns 20. Incl. app. on the language of the text, and indexes.

Holm (Poul): Between apathy and antipathy: the Vikings in Irish and Scandinavian history.
In Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 151–169.
On the influence of politics on the historiography of vikings in Ireland. [1.] Finds, collections, and publications: Early nineteenth century; [2.] Scandinavian research, 1870–1970; [3.] Nationalist history 1900–1930; [4.] Criticism and acceptance of Cogadh [= Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib], 1930–60;.

Murphy (Kevin): Bassilica scı̄ mar inuaedritlaeum: a suggestion.
In Peritia 8 (1994), p. 169.
Suggests that the Basilica of St. Martin mentioned in BNF Latin 10837 was located in or near Baslick (Co. Roscommon). Cf. D. Ó Cróinín, in Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 33, 35.

Bradley (John): Killaloe: a pre-Norman borough?
In Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 170–179.
Traces the early history of Killaloe (Cell Da Lua) and Kincora (Ceann Coradh).