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Filleadh na nDeoraithe / The Return of the Exiles

Two Irish language manuscripts brought together for the first time since the 15th century

In Filleadh na nDeoraithe / The Return of the Exiles two Irish language manuscripts are brought together in the Sisk Gallery for the first time since the 15th century: The Book of Lismore (MS 204, UCC Library) and Rennes MS 598 (Bibliothèque des Champs Libres). These manuscripts are associated with Kilbrittain and Kilcrea, Co. Cork, respectively.  

The Book of Lismore will be on display alongside Rennes MS 598 later in August 2023. The Glucksman will announce the presence of the manuscripts in the gallery through our social media channels and a dedicated newsletter notice. 

Each manuscript contains important anthologies of Gaelic literature, both native works and texts in translation. The two books are symbols of the professional scholarship widely practised in Ireland in the late middle ages.

Tá an taispeántas seo faoi urraíocht ag Foras na Gaeilge.