The most succient description of the manuscript is by Irish historian, William O'Sullivan:
[It is] "the most personal of Dubhaltach's surviving manuscripts, including scribblings as well as texts written by himself and his grandfather, Dubhaltach Mor. Unhappily, because written on paper, hard wear has many items in a fragmentry conditions."
This is followed by eighteen pages in Dubhlatach's handwriting, which
"... has all the appearance of a student's copybook or roughwork book ... Most of the page [page 77] is covered with all kinds of scribbling, much of it in the nature of probationes pennae which are difficult to make sence of, or, in many cases, even to read ... it is difficult to make any sence of much of it, and matters are not helped by the employment of some rather unusual tachygrams."
The Sanas Cormac covers pages 79 to 103, followed on pages 104 to 106 by fragment of a etymological tract as far as the letter C, then an imperfect copy of the Uraicipt attributed to Cenn Fáelad mac Aillila on pages 107 to 134. Pages 79 to 126, and 126b to 133, are in the handwriting of Dubhaltach's grandfather, Dubhaltach Mór.