Aided Fergusa meic Roich ‘The violent death of Fergus mac Roich’

  • Early Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
col. 343
Extract about Fergus' journey to Connacht, following the death of the sons of Usnech, and his death there.
  • Early Irish


Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797


Fergus mac Róich
Fergus mac Róich
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
warrior in tales of the Ulster Cycle; former king of Ulster in exile in Connacht; Medb’s lover

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Ailill mac Máta
Ailill mac Máta
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
king of Connacht, husband of Medb of Connacht

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[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], The death-tales of the Ulster heroes, Todd Lecture Series, 14, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1906.
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32–35 (ed. and tr.); 45 (notes). Edited from Gaelic MS XL.
[ed.] [tr.] Hull, Vernam [ed. and tr.], “The death of Fergus mac Roig”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 18 (1930): 304.
Edited from YBL.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Fergus macc Rōig”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 375.
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Extract from YBL.
[tr.] Carey, John [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: John T. Koch, and John Carey (eds), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, 4th ed., 1, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
§ 85
[tr.] Guyonvarc'h, Christian-J. [tr.], “Le meurtre de Fergus fils de Roeg”, Ogam 12 (1960): 344–348.
Based on Meyer's text.
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