Texts

Betha Máedóc Ferna (II)‘The life of (St) Máedóc of Ferns’

  • Irish
  • prose
  • Irish hagiography
Lengthy Irish Life of St Máedóc, founder and patron saint of Ferna (Ferns, Co. Wexford).
Manuscripts
Modern copies of the 18th and 19th centuries
Language
  • Irish
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Irish hagiographyIrish hagiography
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Subjects

Máedóc of FernsMáedóc of Ferns
(fl. 7th century)
Áedán of Ferns
founder and patron saint of Ferna (Ferns, Co. Wexford), later also a patron saint of Drumlane, Co. Cavan, and later still of Rossinver, Co. Leitrim.
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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>
191–290
[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>
184–281

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>
xxxiii–xxxvii
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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May 2014, last updated: September 2022