Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G100020

Short Annals of Fir Manach

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: 2 255 words


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Text ID Number: G100020


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  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy MS. C. vi. i., ff. 480-4; see Kathleen Mulchrone et al. (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy (Dublin 1958) pp. 2697-2705.
  1. Pól Breathnach, Short Annals of Fir Manach, Irish Book Lover 23 (1935) 7-10; reprinted in Irish chiefs and leaders (Dublin 1960) 58-66.
    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 Fir Manach in Irish Book Lover. , Dublin, Three Candlesvolume 23, no. 1. (1935) pages 7-10


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CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

Sampling Declaration

The present electronic text represents Pól Breathnach's (=Paul Walsh's) 1935 edition of the annals and textual notes (pp. 7-10). All editorial introduction and notes are marked note type="auth". Text supplied by the editor is marked sup resp="PB".

Editorial Declaration


Text has been proofread three times.


The electronic texts represents the edited text. Text which appears in square brackets in the printed text has been tagged sup resp="PB". Any explanatory additions by CELT to the footnotes are in brackets.


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 DIV2 element to represent the Annal.

Profile Description

Created: Date range: 1566-1625.

Use of language

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

Revision History