Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G100019

Short Annals of Tirconaill

Author: Unknown

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Pól Breathnach

Electronic edition compiled by Benjamin Hazard, Eoin P. Kelleher

Funded by University College, Cork and
Professor Marianne McDonald via the CELT Project

1. First draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 2 810 words


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  1. Dublin, Trinity College MS H. i. 19, f. 140. 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), 1293.
  1. Pól Breathnach, Short Annals Of Tirconaill, Irish Book Lover 22 (Dublin 1934) 104-9.
    Secondary Literature
  1. [Rev.] George Hill, An historical account of the Macdonnells of Antrim including notices of some other septs, Belfast 1873.
  2. Eugene O'Curry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history (Dublin 1861; repr. Dublin, 1878 and 1995).
  3. Paul Walsh, 'The dating of Irish annals', Irish Historical Studies 2 (1941) 355-75.
  4. Gearóid Mac Niocaill, The medieval Irish annals (Dublin: DIAS, 1975).
  5. 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 Tirconaill in Irish Book Lover. , Dublin, Three Candlesvolume 22 (1934) pages 104-109


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Sampling Declaration

The present electronic text represents Pól Breathnach's (=Paul Walsh's) 1934 edition of the annals and textual notes (pp. 104-09). All editorial introduction, translation and notes are marked note type="auth". Text supplied by the editor is marked sup resp="PB".

Editorial Declaration


Text proofread three times.


The electronic texts represents the edited text. Text in square brackets in the hardcopy is tagged sup resp="PB"


There are no quotations.


Soft hyphens are silently removed. When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break this break is marked after the completion of the hyphenated word.


div0=the body of annals; div1=the individual annals (i.e. the annalistic matter gathered under one year); div2=the annalistic entry. This electronic edition places all entries in their chronological order.


Names of persons, roles, places and organisations are not tagged.

Canonical References

This text uses the DIV1 element to represent the Annal.

Profile Description

Created: By unknown Irish authors over the course of four hundred years. Date range: 1241-1650.

Use of language

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

Revision History