Book of Lismore

The Book of Lismore is a large ancient Irish MS. folio, on vellum, and was accidentally discovered in the castle of Lismore, where it still remains in the library of the Duke of Devonshire. It was composed at the college or monastery of Lismore, and contains much valuable information on Irish history and antiquities, as lives of SS. Patrick, Bridget, and Columbkille; accounts of Samhain and Anti-Christ; the history of David, the son of Jesse; also accounts of the battles of Ceallachan, king of Cashel; the battles of Crinna, Gawra, etc.; likewise the life and conquests of the Emperor Charlemagne, a history of Lombardy, etc.