Martyrology of Trinity Cathedral in Dublin. IE TCD MS 576 Public Deposited

Martyrology of Trinity Cathedral in Dublin. IE TCD MS 576

Alternative title
  • Book of obits of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Mortilogium et martyrologium ecclesie cathedralis S. Trinititatis, Dublin
  • Book of obits and martyrology of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 576 ; former shelf marks: Lyon: E.4.3 ; Bernard: 590 ; c1670: P.1.15 ; Ussher: H.4.2.7
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • circa 1200-1499
  • The contents of IE TCD MS 576, an Arrouasian codex, are published in J.C. Crosthwaite and J.H. Todd, 'The Book of Obits and Martyrology of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity', (Dublin, 1844), cited below as edn. (A): Folios 1v-2: List of relics belonging to the cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Dublin. Folios 3-48v: Necrology, arranged by month and day, entries red or black. The commemorations are on fixed days annually. Folios 50rv: List of persons to be commemorated, in a more solemn manner, on Sundays or on days depending upon moveable feasts. (B): Folios 51v-58v: Calendar (on 52-57v) with grading, holy days entered in red or black, and calendar tables, viz. table for finding Easter (51v), table for finding Septuagesima Sunday (on 58), table for finding Easter by means of dominical letters and golden numbers. Folios 59-132v: Martilogue (Explicit martilogium per anni circulum). Folios 133-159. Short gospel lessons with brief patristic comments to be read in chapter throughout the year. Folios 159-161: Regula S. Augustini. DATING NOTE: (A) 15th century (second half) with 16th century additions; (B) 13th century (first half). SCRIPT: (A) one main and many supplementary hands; (B) two hands, changing at 158: the first hand writes in a style resembling script of about A.D. 1200. See the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library's catalogue entry here:
  • This manuscript was in the Library of Trinity College Dublin before James Ussher's manuscripts arrived, and is mentioned in TCD MS 2.
Resource type
  • iron-gall ink
  • colored ink
  • ink
  • parchment (animal material)
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • MS576_001
  • 0144295


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