Betha Meic Creiche ‘The Life of Mac Creiche’

  • Middle Irish, Early Modern Irish
  • prose
  • Irish hagiography
First words (prose)
  • Incipiunt pauca de mirabilibus Mheic Creche
  • Middle Irish Early Modern Irish
prose (primary)
verse (secondary)


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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.] Plummer, Charles, “Betha Meic Creiche: Life of Mac Creiche”, in: Charles Plummer, Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 7–96.
CELT – edition (7–52), with introduction (7–11): <link> CELT – translation (53–91): <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Kenney, James F., “Chapter V: The monastic churches: II. The churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; general treatises”, in: James F. Kenney, The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Revised ed., 11, New York: Octagon, 1966. 372–485.
385 [id. 175.]
Dennis Groenewegen
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June 2012, last updated: January 2024