To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Annals of Tigernach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Annals of Tigernach (abbr. AT, Irish: Annála Tiarnaigh) are chronicles probably originating in Clonmacnoise, Ireland. The language is a mixture of Latin and Old and Middle Irish.

Many of the pre-historic entries come from the 12th-century MS, Rawlinson B 502.[1] However, the real importance of the chronicle is for the period 489–766, 973–1003 and 1018–1178.[1] These three fragments survive from the 14th-century MS Rawlinson B 488.[1] The coverage of the period 766 to 973 is lost, but is thought to survive in abbreviated form in the Chronicon Scottorum (abbr. CT).[1] The latter is defective for the period 718 to 804, but as much of its content is derived from the hypothetical Chronicle of Ireland (itself partly derived from the Iona Chronicle), of which the Annals of Ulster (abbr. AU) and Annals of Inisfallen (abbr. AI) are also derived, we have some idea of what the entries contained.[1] Kathleen Hughes postulates that AU and AT diverged from the Chronicle of Ireland sometime before the year 913.[1]

The chronicle owes its modern name to Tigernach Ua Braín (d. 1088), abbot of Clonmacnoise, but this does not mean that he was also its author. A note added to the entry for 1088, the year of his death, in Rawlinson B 488 states that the text was written by Tigernach up to that point. If he was not merely the scribe of the original text copied by the 14th-century scribe, it may mean that he was one of the annalists responsible for the work.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Hughes, Early Christian Ireland: Introduction to the Sources, pp. 99-162.
  2. ^ Charles-Edwards, "Ua Braín, Tigernach (d. 1088)"

See also


  • Charles-Edwards, T. M. (2004). "Ua Braín, Tigernach (d. 1088)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/20439. Retrieved 2010-04-06.
  • Hughes, Kathleen (1972). Early Christian Ireland: Introduction to the Sources. London. pp. 99–162, esp. 99-116 (chapter 4).



Further reading

  • Evans, N. (2010) 'The Present and the Past in Medieval Irish Chronicles', Woodbridge & Rochester, Boydell & Brewer
  • Grabowski, K.; Dumville, D. (1984). Chronicles and annals of mediaeval Ireland and Wales: the Clonmacnoise-group texts.
  • Macalister, R.A.S. (1944). "The sources of the preface to the Tigernach annals". Irish Historical Studies. 4:13: 38–57.
  • Mac Néill, Eoin (1914). "The authorship and structure of the Annals of Tigernach". Ériu. 7: 30–113.
  • Ó Murchadha, Diarmuid (1996–97). "A reconsideration of some place-names from The annals of Tigernach". Ainm. Ulster Place-Name Society. 7: 1–27.
  • Ó Murchadha, Diarmuid (1997). The Annals of Tigernach: Index of Names. Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series 6. London.
  • Walsh, Paul (1941). "The dating of the Irish annals". Irish Historical Studies. 2:8: 355–75.
  • Walsh, Paul (1940–41). "The annals attributed to Tigernach". Irish Historical Studies. 2:6: 154–9.

External links

This page was last edited on 20 February 2021, at 17:53
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.