THE BOOK OF BALLYMOTE

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The Book of Ballymote was written in or in or near the town of Ballymote, now in County Sligo, but then in the tuath of Corann. Contents. 1 Production. The Book of Ballymote is an iconic and hugely important 14th century Irish manuscript. Since it was presented to the Academy in many scholars have . Written mostly in Irish at Ballymote Castle, Co. Sligo, the former seat of the Mac Donnchaid of Corann 'under whose patronage the book would appear to have.


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The Book of Ballymote (Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta), is an iconic and hugely important 14th century Irish manuscript. Like many of its kind, has. The Book of Ballymote Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta RIA MS 23 P Written on vellum, probably around , The Book of Ballymote was produced by the scribes. THE BOOK OF BALLYMOTE THE WAY WE WROTE Before the Irish adopted the Roman Alphabet, the Ogham Alphabet was used a series of lines carved.

Book of Ballymote / Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta

Patrick and his household; Cormac's instructions to a king; and a physical and geological survey of Ireland. It also contains treatises on metre and the profession of a poet, and on the Ogham writing and language.

The book ends with several translations from the Greek: The Book of Ballymote, like many of its kind, has made history by its wanderings. For over a hundred years it was a treasured possession of the McDonaghs of Corran.

About the beginning of the 16th century, it fell into the possession of the O'Donnells with whom it remained until the Flight of the Earls in From until it was in the library of Trinity College, Dublin.

It disappeared from the library and was later found in Burgundy, France.

In it was returned to the Royal Irish Academy where it remained as one of the Academy's most treasured possessions. The work was photographed by the Academy in and two hundred copies of it were made. One copy is in the diocesan archives and others in libraries.

The first page of the work contains a drawing of Noah's Ark. The first written page is lost, and the second page describes the ages of the world.

The book ends with various Greek and Latin fragments on the fall of Troy , including a fragment of the Aeneid. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Medieval Irish manuscripts. Rawlinson B Rawlinson B Laud Add See also Early Irish literature.

The Book of Ballymote and the Irish book

Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland. Written mostly in Irish at Ballymote Castle, Co. The writing is in two columns.

There are decorated capital letters and the colours used in colouring the interlaced designs on the capitals are vermilion, chrome, red, black, green and blue. The manuscript is bound in leather with oak sides.

It is in good condition except that the initial folios are slightly affected by worm which has spread from the worm-eaten sides of the cover. It was in Drogheda in the s. In with generous funding from donors, including Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge, UCC and the Sligo Field Club, the library raised sufficient funding for the construction of a customised box to hold the manuscript.

This was made by John Gillis the conservator. The papers will be published in as Codices Hibernenses Eximii, 2.

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Podcasts of the presentations will be accessible online in autumn You may view our online exhibition on our Exhibitions and Events page. Digital images of the manuscript can be viewed on Irish Script on Screen.Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland. The manuscript is bound in leather with oak sides.

About the beginning of the 16th century, it fell into the possession of the O'Donnells with whom it remained until the Flight of the Earls in We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society.

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