Baile Bricín

  • Late Old Irish, Early Middle Irish
  • Irish hagiography
Early Irish tale in which an angel visits St Bricín(e), abbot of Túaim Dreccon (Tomregan, Co. Cavan), and reveals to him the names of many future churchmen in Ireland.
  • Late Old Irish Early Middle Irish
Textual relationships
Related: Baile in ScáilBaile in Scáil


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Irish hagiographyIrish hagiography


Bricín of TomreganBricín of Tomregan
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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.], “Baile Bricín”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 9 (1913): 449–457.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Murray, Kevin, “Baile in Scáil and Baile Bricín”, Éigse 33 (2002): 49–56.
OʼCurry, Eugene, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – Originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – multiple copies: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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August 2013, last updated: January 2024