Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G100021

Short Annals of Leinster

Author: [unknown]

Background details and bibliographic information

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Pól Breathnach

Electronic edition compiled by Benjamin Hazard

Funded by University College, Cork and
The Irish Higher Education Authority via the LDT Project

1. First draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 1 416 words


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  1. Dublin, Trinity College MS H. 4. 31, ff. 98, 103. For further details see T. K. Abbott and E. J. Gwynn (eds.), Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the library of Trinity College, Dublin (Dublin, 1921), entry 1372, p. 223.
  2. Dublin, Trinity College MS H. 4. 25, ff. 190-1. For further details see Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the library of Trinity College, Dublin, entry 1366, p. 220.
  1. Pól Breathnach, Short Annals of Leinster, Irish Book Lover 24 (Dublin 1936) 58-60.
    Secondary Literature
  1. Eugene O'Curry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history (Dublin 1861; repr. Dublin, 1878 and 1995).
  2. Paul Walsh, 'The dating of Irish annals', Irish Historical Studies 2 (1941) 355-75.
  3. Gearóid Mac Niocaill, The medieval Irish annals (Dublin: DIAS, 1975).
  4. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, The Irish Annals: their genesis, evolution and history (Dublin 2008).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Pól Breathnach, Short Annals of Leinster in Irish Book Lover. , Dublin, Three Candlesvolume 24; no. 3 (1936) pages 58-60


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Sampling Declaration

The present electronic text represents Pól Breathnach's (=Paul Walsh's) 1936 edition of the annals and textual notes (pp. 58-60).

Editorial Declaration


Text proofread twice.


The electronic texts represents the edited text. Editorial notes are marked note type="auth". Text supplied by the editor is marked sup resp="PB". Passages of verse occurring within paragraphs are treated as embedded texts; stanzas are marked lg and metrical lines are marked l. As the electronic edition places all entries in their chronological order, where cross-references appear in the printed edition, they are annotated using sup resp="BF" in the file.


There are no quotations.


CELT practice.


div0=the group of annals; div1=the individual text; div2=the annal; div3=the individual entry.


Names of persons, roles, places and organisations are not tagged. Titles of books, journals and manuscripts (in the notes) are tagged.

Canonical References

This text uses the DIV2 element to represent the Annal.

Profile Description

Created: by various Irish monks/chroniclers Date range: 1525?-1625.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text and some notes are in Irish.
Language: [LA] Some words are in Latin.
Language: [EN] Notes are in English.

Revision History