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Travelled Tales — Leabhar Scéalach Siúlach

28 Oct 2020

The Department of Early and Medieval Irish congratulates all involved in the donation of the Book of Lismore to University College Cork, particularly our colleagues in the Library and in the School of Irish Learning. The Department wishes to pay special tribute to the generosity of the Duke of Devonshire, his family and the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement in presenting this notable volume to UCC. 

The Book of Lismore (Leabhar Mhic Cárthaigh Riabhaigh) is a remarkable artefact, a late fifteenth-century Irish-language manuscript from west Cork and an important repository of Medieval and Early Modern tracts in the Gaelic language. This is not the first time that the Book of Lismore has come to University College Cork. Through the good offices of the Duke of Devonshire, the manuscript was on exhibition at the Glucksman Gallery in UCC in 2011. As a taster of what it has to offer, see below the description of the Book of Lismore which was written by Profs Máire Herbert and John Carey in Travelled Tales — Leabhar Scéalach Siúlach, a bilingual publication brought out by UCC on that occasion:

Travelled Tales — Leabhar Scéalach Siúlach. The Book of Lismore at University College Cork (UCC, 2011) 13–35, 52–4

Travelled Tales - Leabhar Scéalach Siúlach 

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