Cath Cinn Abrad ‘The battle of Cenn Abrad’

  • Late Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Cycles of the Kings
Part of the tale of the Battle of Mag Mucrama (cf. Cath Maige Mucrama, et al.).
prose (primary)


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80


Cenn Abrat
Cenn Abrat/Febrat ... Ballyhoura Mountains
County Cork, County Limerick
A series of mountains running on the borders of Co. Limerick and Co. Cork.

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Myles Dillon, ‘The Lecan text of the Battle of Cenn Abrat’, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 60 (1945): 10.

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.] OʼDaly, Máirín [ed. and tr.], Cath Maige Mucrama: The battle of Mag Mucrama, Irish Texts Society, 50, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1975.
[ed.] [tr.] Dillon, Myles [ed. and tr.], “The Lecan text of the Battle of Cenn Abrat”, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 60 (1945): 10–15.
[ed.] Scarre, A. M. [ed.], “Cath Cinn Abrad ann so sís”, in: Osborn Bergin, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. OʼKeeffe (eds), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 2, Halle and Dublin, 1908. 76–80.
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