Senchus Mór, pages 24-25

14th century

The Library of Trinity College Dublin

The Library of Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

The 14th century manuscript TCD MS 1316 (H.2.15a) is bound in five volumes and contains Brehon Laws as well as miscellaneous religious, medical and poetic material. Early Irish law, also called Brehon law, comprised the statutes which governed everyday life in Early Medieval Ireland. The oldest surviving law tracts date from the 7th century. Part 2 of the manuscript contains the Senchus Mór, ie. treatises on the laws relating to divisions of tribes in a territory, also those relating to bees, to mills and watercourses, of the seven grades of poets, etc. The text is accompanied with copious interlinear gloss.


  • Title: Senchus Mór, pages 24-25
  • Date: 14th century
  • Location: Ireland
  • Original Language: Irish
  • External Link: M&ARL Online Catalogue
  • Collection: Irish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin
  • Catalogue Number: TCD MS 1316/2

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps