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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Book Of Lismore, a lecture by Pr Pádraig Ó Macháin

Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin had a 'full house' on Friday 28th March for his lecture on the Book of Lismore. Questions were burning and answered during the course of the lecture, which sparked much interest and more questions.

Putting it back in the context of Irish manuscripts, The Book of Lismore is so-called because it was found during renovations in Lismore Castle, together with the Lismore Crozier. However it was originally written for the McCarthy family, either in Kilbrittain Castle or at Timoleague Friary.

Pages from the Book Of Lismore

 Even though it contains texts of Irish interest, in particular Irish saints' lives, it also holds the Deeds of Charlemagne and the Travels of Marco Polo, amongst other texts. The Book of Lismore revived the scribal tradition in Cork, and nowadays the digital version is available online at

Professor Padráig Ó Macháin with Vice-Chairman Kevin Hall

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