Aided na trí nÁed
verse beg. Is eól dam-sa acht mo chel

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
Short early Irish poem, with prose introduction, on the deaths of three Áeds (Áed Rón, Áed Sláine and Áed Buide, king of the Uí Maine).
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  • Is eól dam-sa acht mo chel
  • Middle Irish
  • ?
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Related: Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill (Recension I)Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill (Recension I)A composite Middle Irish tale about the reign and (threefold) death of Díarmait mac Cerbaill, king of Ireland. A common theme is the king’s violation of ecclesiastical sanctuary or protection.


Áed GustanÁed Gustan
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Áed Sláine mac DiarmataÁed Sláine mac Díarmata
(d. 604)
joint high-king of Ireland, eponymous ancestor of Síl nÁedo Sláine; said to be a son of Díarmait mac Cerbaill and Mugain.
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Áed BuideÁed Buide
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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 [ed.], “Aided na trí nAed”, in: Osborn Bergin, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. OʼKeeffe (eds), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 3, Halle and Dublin, 1910. 47–48.
CELT – text: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative: <link>
Edited from Harleian MS 5280, with variants from RIA MS D iv 2.
Dennis Groenewegen
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May 2016, last updated: August 2021