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

MS. Rawl. B. 514

Summary Catalogue no.: 11861


Life of St Colum Cille

Compiled for Maghnus Ó Domhnaill

Language(s): Irish
Bardic poetry
Language(s): Irish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniature (coloured drawing). Text composed in 1532 at the castle of Port na dTrí Námhad, Lifford, County Donegal. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1288, pl. CXVIII)

fol. iii verso

  • Type miniature
  • Subject St Columba with mitre and crosier, under arch decorated with foliage.


Origin: 16th century, middle ; 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Brian Ó Cuiv, Catalogue of Irish Language Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College Libraries, 2 vols (Dublin, 2001–3), I.261–74

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.