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Fragmentary Annals of Ireland
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[Three Fragments of Irish Annals]

11th century. Ireland. A collection of fragments of material, in Irish with phrases in Latin, sometimes more literary than annalistic, from ancient Leinster and Ossory (a kingdom in the south-east of Ireland), covering the period ad 573-914, but with numerous lacunae (629-61, 705-15, 736-848 and 874-905).

The work survives only in a 17th-century copy of a transcript made in 1643 by Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh for the Galway historian Dr John Lynch. That copy, now Brussels, KBR, 5301-5320, is transcribed in an unknown hand which, …

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Ó Muraíle, Nollaig, “Fragmentary Annals of Ireland”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01023>
First published online: 2016

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