The Great Book of Lecan
Leabhar Mór Leacain
RIA MS 23.P.2

A later Irish manuscript, written in 1418 by Adam ó Cuirnín for Gilla Isu mac Fir Bisigh. ó Cuirnín transcribed from the Book of Leinster new copies of The Book of Invasions, the dinsenchas, the Banshenchas and the Book of Rights. There were originally 30 folios; the first nine were apparently lost in 1724. The pages are unfortunately covered in some greasy substance, which makes the pages transparent.

This is not the same as the Yellow Book of Lecan, an earlier, more complete manuscript.

Digital images of the manuscript can be found here.

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