Ó Muraíle (Nollaig): The autograph manuscripts of the Annals of the Four Masters.
In Celtica 19 (1987), pp. 75–95.
Of two copies produced, one was intended for Fearghal Ó Gadhra, the other for publication in Louvain. Discusses and assesses the question of which of the surviving five MSS belongs to which copy of the annals. Concludes in favour of P. Walsh’s view (but against C. Mooney’s) that the Ó Gadhra set is represented by MSS RIA C iii 3 and TCD H 2. 11, and the Louvain set by Franciscan A 13, RIA 23 P 6, RIA 23 P 7. Includes ‘Appendix: Notes on the Individual MSS’. See also P. Walsh, The Four Masters and their work (1944) (Best2 8631), IBL (1936), pp. 81-83 (Best2 2081), and C. Mooney, IER 60 (1942), pp. 223-224, n. 4 (BILL 624).
Mooney (Canice) (ref.), Walsh (Paul) (ref.)



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