The Yellow Book of Lecan and the Book of Lecan

Scope and Content

O'Mulcowry's Glossary taken from the Yellow Book of Lecan (MS H.2.16 in Trinity College, Dublin), of which a facsimile was published in 1896, together with the parentage of Irish saints, a glossary, a grammatical tract, a short characteristic of Saint Brigit and an account of how St Adamnán freed women from military service, all taken from the Book of Lecan (MS 23.P.2 in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin), of which a facsimile was issued in 1937.


Formerly known as Stokes-Meyer 26.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 4656D

Other Finding Aids

The descriptions, with a detailed index, are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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