About MIrA

Data compiled and website developed by Pádraic Moran, Classics, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Additions, corrections, suggestions welcome: padraic.moran@universityofgalway.ie.

The list was compiled initially from the following sources:

  • E. A. Lowe, Codices Latini Antiquiores, 12 vols (Oxford, 1934–1971), digitised and updated at Early Latin Manuscripts.
  • Bernhard Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen und Bibliotheken in der Karolingerzeit, 2 vols (Wiesbaden, 1940–1980).
  • Bernhard Bischoff, Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts, 3 vols (Wiesbaden, 1998–2014).
  • Dagmar Bronner, Verzeichnis altirischen Glossen (Marburg, 2013) [published in PDF].
  • Foundations of Irish Culture online catalogue (c. 2014).

Content still to add (July 2022):

  • Further bibliographical information.
  • Insular manuscripts of unspecified origin from CLA and Bischoff.
  • Manuscripts for early transmission of Hiberno-Latin texts.
  • References to Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Clavis Litterarum Hibernensium, 3 vols (Turnhout, 2017).

Interface changes planned:

  • More refined search options.
  • Map showing places of origin (probably by region).
  • Various visualisations are planned, but will require some experimentation.

Version history

Current version:

  • 0.3 (beta), 1 March 2023. Export manuscript list as CSV. Permanent references for multiple units. Minor corrections.

Previous versions:

  • 0.2 (beta), 20 July 2022. Added data tables for texts, people, places (in development). New charts for page sizes, number of folios. Several minor interface improvements. Several minor corrections/improvements to data.
  • 0.1 (beta): May 2021. Initial version. Manuscript list, date chart, libraries map, basic search.


Sincere thanks to the following for additions, corrections and suggestions:

  • Jacopo Bisagni
  • Truc Ha Nguyen
  • David Stifter
  • Immo Warntjes
  • Brega Webb

Cite this page:
Pádraic Moran, Manuscripts with Irish Associations (MIrA), version 0.3 (2023) <http://www.mira.ie/about> [accessed 27 March 2023]