There was some discussion about continuing this story about Bec mac Dé from Leabhar
Breac and I hope people are still interested.
Manuscript is available at isos.dias.ie
Royal Irish Academy, Leabhar Breac MS 23 P 16 page 260, 2d column. The story starts
halfway down the page with a big black and red 'O'. Isos describes Leabhar Breac as early
This scribe's writing is not as easily readable as the scribe in Yellow Book of Lecan. Please
look at the manuscript as more eyes on the page would be helpful.
The story is 13 lines long, plus the title.
I have been unable to find a transcription or translation of this story on the internet.
There is a reference to the book at UCC CELT, but it is unclear whether it contains our
"Leabhar Breac: Leabhar Breac, The Speckled Book, otherwise styled Leabhar Mór Dúna
Doighre, the Great Book of Dun Doighre; a collection of pieces in Irish and Latin, compiled
from ancient sources about the close of the fourteenth century; now for the first time
published from the original manuscript in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy. [Preface
by Samuel Ferguson.] 66+283+20 pp., 2 colured pls. Large fol., Dublin 1872–76.
[Lithographic reproduction of Joseph O'Longan's transcript.]"