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an Irish scribe. Richard Tipper lived at Mitchelstown, parish of Castleknock, County Dublin. He left a considerable body of manuscripts, which are now divided between Dublin and the British Museum. A collection of tales in his handwriting was completed in 1713, while Edward O'Reilly was in possession of a manuscript made by him in 1742. Tipper left no Irish composition of his own. Perhaps his most ambitious effort is the incomplete transcript of the Book of Ballymote which is now in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, and runs to no less than 622 pages. It bears the dates 1727 and 1728.
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