Detail from the Book of Armagh

Manuscripts with Irish Associations (MIrA)

Evidence for early Irish book culture, c. AD 600–1000

This resource (still in development) aims to provide useful information for researchers on early Irish manuscript culture. It currently contains a catalogue of 292 manuscripts from before c. AD 1000 that can be assigned to at least one of the following categories:

Read more about the project.

Manuscript libraries

The size of each data point is proportional to the number of manuscripts represented.

IIIF images

The catalogue makes use of IIIF services, where available (for 148 manuscripts currently). These facilitate:

You can also compare side-by-side two or more manuscripts of your own selection using the Mirador viewer. Watch this short video for instructions:

Linked Open Data

This resource aims to conform as fully as possible to FAIR Principles, making digital assets Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reuseable.


Cite this page:
Pádraic Moran, Manuscripts with Irish Associations (MIrA), version 0.5 dev (2023) <> [accessed 13 July 2024]