Baile Fíndachta ríg Condacht ‘The vision/ecstasy of Fíndachta, king of Connacht’
verse beg. Ticfa in donn derg

  • Late Middle Irish, Early Modern Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Medieval Irish literature
Tale about Fíndachta mac Tomaltaich, king of Connacht. Prose and verse.
First words (verse)
  • Ticfa in donn derg
First words (prose)
  • Codlud rochotail Fīndachta mac Tomaltaich iar mōrsæthar dō īar tōraind cilli lais
  • Late Middle Irish Early Modern Irish
12th century or later.
prose, verse (primary)


Medieval Irish literatureMedieval Irish literature


Fíndachta mac Tomaltaich
Fíndachta mac Tomaltaich
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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.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Baile Fīndachta rīg Condacht”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 13 (1921): 25–27.  
comments: Incipit ‘Codlud rochotail Fīndachta mac Tomaltaich’
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Secondary sources (select)

Hollo, Kaarina, “Metrical irregularity in Old and Middle Irish syllabic verse”, in: Anders Ahlqvist, Harri Nyberg, Glyn Welden Banks, and Tom Sjöblom (eds), Celtica Helsingiensia. Proceedings from a Symposium on Celtic Studies, 107, Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1996. 47–56.
56 On the gloss on (.i. cluicín .i. mind bec). “The tale is late Middle Irish at the earliest”.
Mac Niocaill, Gearóid, “The origins of the betagh”, Irish Jurist 1:2 (Winter, 1966): 292–298.
Dennis Groenewegen
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