Texts

Betha Caoimhgin (III)‘Life of St Cóemgen’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Irish hagiography
Prosimetric Life of St Cóemgen (Cáemgen, Kevin)
Manuscripts

Two late manuscripts, both of the 18th century:

Language
  • Middle Irish
  • Late Middle Irish
Form
prose, verse (primary)

Classification

Irish hagiography

Subjects

Cóemgen of GlendaloughCóemgen (var. Cáemgen, Caoimhghin, Caoimhin, Kevin) of Glendalough
(d. c. 618)
Kevin of Glendalough
patron saint of Glenn Dá Locha (Glendalough)
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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.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
155–167 direct link
[tr.] 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>
151–161 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>
xxvii ff direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2012, last updated: August 2021