Aided Néill Noígíallaig ‘The violent death of Níall Noígíallach’

  • Cycles of the Kings, Aideda
Textual relationships
Cf. the longer version in Orcuin Néill Noígíallaig, and a verse version in the dindsenchas poem Dinnshenchas of Ochan.
Related: Dinnshenchas of Ochan (Ochonn Midi)Dinnshenchas of Ochan (Ochonn Midi)Texts on a burial mound near Tara, relating a version of the death of Níall Noígiallach.Orcuin Néill NoígíallaigOrcuin Néill NoígíallaigEarly Irish literary account of the death of Níall Noígíallach.


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
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Cycles of the KingsIrish narrative literature
Cycles of the Kings
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Níall Noígíallach
Níall Noígíallach
(supp. fl. 4th/5th century)
high-king of Ireland in early and medieval Irish tradition

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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Meyer, Kuno, “A medley of Irish texts: XIII. Aided Néill Nógíallaig”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 323–324.  
Stowe C. I 2, f. 25a.
Celtic Digital Initiative – edition: <link>
edited from C i 2.
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Secondary sources (select)

Ní Mhaonaigh, Máire, “Níall Noígíallach’s death-tale”, in: John Carey, Máire Herbert, and Kevin Murray (eds), Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places. Essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain, 9, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2004. 178–191.
Dennis Groenewegen, Patrick Brown
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