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Fšrber, Beatrix
Irish Conference of Medievalists
An Irish Materia Medica: Tadhg ” Cuinnís Irish Herbal (1415): Background to the electronic edition
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I have been preparing an unpublished edition and translation of Tadhg ” Cuinnís Irish Materia Medica by the late private scholar MicheŠl P. S. ” Conchubhair. His family donated the Herbal to the School of Celtic Studies, DIAS. In 2017 it was scanned and entrusted to CELT. Tadhg ” Cuinnís substantial translation abounds in botanical descriptions, medical information and advice for the practitioner, discussing 292 entries in alphabetic order. An English translation and a glossary are included. Based on TCD MS 1343, the edition lists parallels from three possible Latin sources, and unique entries without Latin parallels. Making it available will greatly enhance our knowledge about practical Irish herbal medicine.