Peritia: journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland 17–18 (2003–2004)
Smyth (Marina): The date and origin of Liber de ordine creaturarum.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 1–38.
Argues it is a treatise written in Ireland 655×680.

Carey (John): The obscurantists and the sea-monster: reflections on the Hisperica famina.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 40–60.
Studies the A and B versions of the story found under the heading De gesta re, and argues that they are composition exercises of Irish origin which show the influence of Irish secular narratives.

Howlett (David): Early insular Latin poetry.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 61–109.
pp. 72-82: Hiberno-Latin poetry.

Howlett (David): The prologue to the Collectio canonum Hibernensis.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 144–149.
Edition, translation and analysis, based on five MSS ranging from the 9th to the 11th centuries.

Howlett (David): Numerical punctilio in Patrick’s Confessio.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 150–153.

Stansbury (Mark): The composition of Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 154–182.

Fraser (James E.): Adomnán, Cumméne Ailbe, and the Picts.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 183–198.
On the treatment of the Picts in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.

Tanaka (Miho): Iona and the kingship of Dál Riata in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 199–214.

Clancy (Thomas Owen): Diarmait sapientissimus: the career of Diarmait, dalta Daigre, Abbot of Iona.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 215–232.
Includes a suggestion this may be the Diarmait scribe of the Milan glosses.

Rekdal (Jan Erik): Vikings and saints: encounters vestan um haf.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 256–275.
On the possible influence of Irish hagiographical traditions on the formation of Norwegian and Icelandic saints’ legends and cults.

Jaski (Bart): The genealogical section of the Psalter of Cashel.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 295–337.
Discuses in particular the date and provenance of the Munster genealogies that derive from the Psalter of Cashel.

Baumgarten (Rolf): Co nómad n-ó: an early Irish socio-legal timescale.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 338–356.
Discussion of the origins of the phrase co nómad n-ó and of its application in (1) Críth gablach and Cóic conara fugill; (2) Audacht Moraind and the Rule of Mochuta; and (3) Ces Noínden and the metrical Dindshenchas.

McGowan (Megan): Royal succession in earlier medieval Ireland: the fiction of tanistry.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 357–381.
Examines evidence from legal, genealogical, narrative, and annalistic sources for the use of the term tánaise ríg, and proposes this signified ‘the second in rank to a king’, while arguing that this institution was only a political ideal in early medieval Ireland and was not put into practice (and only partially) until later times.

Warntjes (Immo): The alternation of the kingship of Tara 734-944.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 394–432.

Mac Lean (Douglas): Scribe as artist, not monk: the canon tables of Ailerán ‘the Wise’ and the Book of Kells.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 433–468.
On the influence of Ailerán’s poem on the elaboration of the arcaded canon tables in the Book of Kells. Includes an excursus on the professional status of scribes.

Woods (David): Acorns, the plague, and the ‘Iona Chronicle’.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 495–502.
ad AU 576.2; argues that a reference to the bubonic plague was misunderstood as a great crop of acorns by the continuators of the Iona Chronicle.

Young (Simon): In gentibus dispersisti nos: the British diaspora in Patrick and Gildas.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 505–506.
ad Confessio §1.

Holford-Strevens (Leofranc): Old Irish cétemnide, Latin centumgeminus.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), p. 507.
On an Old Irish calque in MS Vatican Reg. lat. 1625.