Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill (Recension II)‘The violent death of Díarmait mac Cerbaill’
- Middle Irish
- Cycles of the Kings, Aideda
- Cork, University College, Book of Lismore = Book of Lismore (Leabhar Leasa Móir) [s. xv]ff. 135ra–136rb
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 G 25 (258) [c.1809 × 1813]Transcript.
- Maynooth, Russell Library, MS M 17 Transcript.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 M 7 (287) [1818 × 1819]Transcript.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 3 B 10 (260) Transcript.
- Middle Irish
Middle Irish (?)
A brief, early Irish saga and hagiographical legend, which relates how Díarmait mac Cerbaill had his son Bresal slain for appropriating a nun’s cow and how St Béccán rescued the soul of the king’s son from hell, resuscitating him.
Early Irish poem attributed to Díarmait mac Cerbaill. In recensions of his death-tale, he is made to utter this poem after two saints, Ciarán and Rúadán, had cursed him for having acted against the rights and authority of the church.
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