The Book of Fermoy RIA MS 23 E 29

The Book of Fermoy was written in 1373 by Adam ó Cianáin on twenty-two folios. The first eight folios are still bound together, while the other fourteen were split off, and now form the "Stowe Fragment" held at the same library.

The manuscript contains The Book of Invasions, "Fosterage of the Houses of the Two Milk Vessels" (both of the Mythological Cycle), "The Wooing of Emer," (the Ulster Cycle) "The Adventures of Art son of Conn" (the Kings Cycle), The Voyage of Bran, and many more stories, with numerous variations with those found in other manuscripts.

Digital images of the manuscript can be seen here.

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