Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: L100011

Annalium Hiberniae Chronicon ad annum MCCCXLIX

Author: Friar John Clyn

Background details and bibliographic information

File Description

Richard Butler

Electronic edition compiled by the CELT Team

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

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 30660 words


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Text ID Number: L100011


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    Manuscript sources
  1. Dublin, Trinity College Library, olim E. 3, 20; vellum and paper; 17th century; a transcript made for archbishop Ussher.
  2. London, British Library, Additional 4789; paper; 17th century; a transcript by Sir James Ware.
  3. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B. 496; paper; 17th century; a transcript made for Sir James Ware.
  4. Dublin, Municipal Libraries, Gilbert Manuscripts, 105–6.
  5. Dublin, Genealogical Office, 28.
  6. The original from which these derive, directly or indirectly, is Liber communitatis fratrum minorum Kilkennie. , now lost. Annals from the beginning to 1346, with annals for 1467 and 1480 in a later hand.
  1. Richard Butler (ed.), The Annals of Ireland by Friar John Clyn and Thady Dowling (Dublin 1849), 1–46. (Edited without variants from MS (i), but collated against the MS of Sir William Betham [it is not clear which of the Dublin MSS this is], MS (iii), and perhaps others.
  2. Bernadette Williams (ed. and trans.), The Annals of Ireland by Friar John Clyn (Dublin 2007).
    Secondary Literature
  1. Robin Flower, 'Manuscripts of Irish interest in the British Museum', Analecta Hibernica 2 (1931) 292–340: 324–5.
  2. Aubrey Gwynn, 'Some unpublished texts from the Black Book of Christ Church, Dublin', Analecta Hibernica 16 (1946) 281–337: 321.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. The Annals of Ireland. By Friar John Clyn, of the Convent of Friars Minors, Kilkenny; and Thady Dowling, Chancellor of Leighlin. Together with the Annals of Ross. Richard Butler (ed), First edition [xxxvii + 85 (pp 1–39 the Annals of Clyn; 41–46 the Annals of Ross from TCD MS E. 30. 20, p 396 sqq; 47–70 notes to the Annals of Clyn; 71–85 Index of persons and places.)] The Irish Archaeological SocietyDublin (1849)


Project Description

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

Sampling Declaration

The electronic text represents pp i–xxxvii and 1–39 of the printed edition.

Editorial Declaration


Introduction and main annals proof-read three times.


The electronic texts represents the edited text. The editor does not elucidate his editorial policy. Some years are not in sequence in the printed edition, and some appear twice. To avoid duplication of div1 elements, all annal entries have been gathered under the year to which they belong, and brought into line, even though this affects the pagination. Gaps in the text are marked. Marginal additions are indicated as add place="margin"; additions by a second hand are marked add hand="S". One editorial note is tagged note type="auth" n="". For expanding the abbreviation on page 36, CELT is indebted to Christoph Cluse of Trier University.


Quotations are rendered q.


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; the front matter contains the introduction, the back matter contains a postscript. Both of these are tagged as div. In the main text, div1= the individual annal (i.e. the entries for one year); div2= the individual entry in a given annal. Page-breaks are marked. Passages in verse are marked by poem, stanza and line.

Standard Values

Dates are standardized in the ISO form yyyy-mm-dd.


Names of persons, groups and places are tagged.

Canonical References

This text uses the DIV1 element to represent the annal.

Refs: ENTRY (<DIV2>)

This text uses the DIV1 element to represent the annal.

Profile Description

Created: Created by Friar John Clyn, incorporating earlier materials. Date range: 1333–1349.

Use of language

Language: [LA] Text is in Latin.
Language: [GA] Two words are in Irish.
Language: [EN] Introduction and postscript are in English.

List of hands

H [main] Friar John Clyn

S [additional hand at end of text] unknown

Revision History