Texts

Betha Abáin‘The life of (St) Abán’

  • Irish
  • prose
  • Irish hagiography
Vernacular Irish recension of the Life of St Abbán of Mag Arnaide (Moyarney, now Adamstown in Co. Wexford) and Cell Abbáin (Killabban, Co. Laois)
Language
  • Irish
Form
prose (primary)
Textual relationships

Classification

Irish hagiography

Subjects

Abbán of MoyarneyAbbán of Moyarney (Adamstown)
(d. 510?)
Abbán of Adamstown
early Irish saint, abbot of Mag Arnaide (Moyarney, now Adamstown, Co. Wexford) and Cell Abbáin (Killabban, Co. Laois)
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Sources

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.] Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
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3–10 direct link
[tr.] Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translations, notes, indexes, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
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3–10 (translation) + 403 (corrigenda to the edition) direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
xiv–xv Introduction
Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translations, notes, indexes, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
CELT – translations: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
323–324 direct link
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