Texts

Betha Ciaráin Saigre (version II)‘The life of Ciarán of Saigir’

  • Irish
  • prose
  • Irish hagiography
Second Irish Life of St Ciarán of Saigir (Seirkieran, Co. Offaly). According to Plummer (1925), it is based on a Latin Life now lost, which also served as an exemplar for a shorter text, Capgrave’s Life of Pieran.
Manuscripts
  • Leabhar le Eochaidh Ua hIfearnáin
    See notes to the Brussels MS.
    • O'Clery2 =
      Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 4190-4200 (3409) [s. xvii1]
      ff. 144a–153b
      Colophon: As leabhar memraim le Eochaidh h. hlfernain do scriobadh an tsen-cairt i ttig na mbrat[h]ar i cCaisel, ⁊ ag Drobaois damh anossa a cconueint na mbrathar ag scriobadh na bethadh so asan sen-cairt remnáite an .14. Febru. 1629, i.e. “from a vellum book belonging to Eochaidh O'Heffernan was written the old copy in the house of the Friars at Cashel, and now I am at Drowes in the Friars' convent writing these Lives from the old copy aforesaid, Febr. 14. 1629”.(1)n. 1 Charles Plummer, ‘A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography’ in Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica... (1925): 184.
Language
  • Irish
Form
prose (primary)
Textual relationships

Classification

Irish hagiography

Subjects

Ciarán of SaigirCiarán of Saigir
(supp. fl. 5th century)
Ciarán mac Luaigne
Ciarán (mac Luaigne), founder and patron saint of Saigir (Seirkieran, Co. Offaly)
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Saiger
Saiger/Saigir ... Seirkieran
County Offaly
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Sources

Notes

Charles Plummer, ‘A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography’ in Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica... (1925): 184.

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>
113–124 The colophon at the end of this edition properly belongs to the next Life, which is that of Ciarán of Clonmacnoise (see Plummer 1925 below).
[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>
109–120 (English translation); 339–341 (general notes)
[corr.] [add.] Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Plummer, Charles [ed.], Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, Subsidia Hagiographica 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
184 colophon

Secondary sources (select)

Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Plummer, Charles [ed.], Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, Subsidia Hagiographica 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
184
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>
xxv–xxvii
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