Baile in Scáil ‘The phantom’s frenzy’

  • Early Irish
  • Cycles of the Kings
  • Early Irish
Textual relationships
Related: Baile BricínBaile BricínEarly 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.Longas Inbir DomnannLongas Inbir DomnannIrish poem (27 qq) attributed to Colum Cille, which prophesies the arrival of a large fleet of foreign invaders at Inber Domnann (Malahide Bay, north Co. Dublin) before Judgment Day.


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
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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.] [tr.] Murray, Kevin [ed. and tr.], Baile in Scáil: The Phantom’s Frenzy, Irish Texts Society, 58, London: Irish Texts Society, 2004.
[ed.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], “Baile in Scáil”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 20 (1936): 213–227, 537 (Nachtrag).
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: IV. Aus Harleian 5280. Baile in Scáil”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 457–466.
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Secondary sources (select)

Downey, Clodagh, “Intertextuality in Echtra mac nEchdach Mugmedóin”, 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. 77–104.
Meyer, Kuno, “Das Ende von Baile in Scáil aus Rawl. B 512, fol. 103 b”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 232–238.
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