A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Rawl. B. 487

Summary Catalogue no.: 11834


1. (fol. 1)
Cath Finntrága
Language(s): Irish
2. (fol. 12)
Acallam na Senórach (Tales of the Elders of Ireland)
Language(s): Irish
3. (fol. 53)
Language(s): Irish and Latin
4. (fol. 64)
Brehon laws
Language(s): Irish and Latin
5. (fol. 68)
Hagiographical items, etc.
Language(s): Latin
6. (fol. 75)
Map of the diocese of Kilmore, 1641
7. (fol. 76)
Documents and excerpts relating to Ireland.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–11 || fols. 12–52 || fols. 53–67 || fols. 68-
Form: codex
Support: parchment (fols. 1–67), paper (fols. 68-end)


fols. 1-12, written by Finnlaech Ó Cathasaigh for Sadhbh, daughter of Tadhg Ó Máille, 15th century, second half. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1282)


(fols. 1–12) Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1282)


Origin: 15th century (fols. 1–67), 17th century (fols. 68-end) ; Irish

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862–1900). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


    Brian Ó Cuiv, Catalogue of Irish Language Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College Libraries, 2 vols (Dublin, 2001–3), I.134–41

Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-31: Toby Burrows/Mapping Manuscript MigrationsProvenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/mapping-manuscript-migrations/oxford-tei-updates/blob/master/update_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.