Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797


Fachtna Fáthach
Fachtna Fáthach
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
In the Ulster Cycle, a king of the Ulaid who is regarded in one strand of the tradition as husband of Ness and father of Conchobar mac Nessa.

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Eochaid Feidlech
Eochaid Feidlech
in Irish legendary history, high-king of Ireland, descendant of Labraid Lorc and father of multiple daughters and sons, including Medb ruler of Connacht, Clothru and the triplets known as the three Findemna.

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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.] Dobbs, Margaret E. [ed. and tr.], “La bataille de Leitir Ruibhe (Cath Leitreach Ruibhe)”, Revue Celtique 39 (1922): 1–32.
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Secondary sources (select)

Bhreathnach, Edel, “Tales of Connacht: Cath Airtig, Táin bó Flidhais, Cath Leitreach Ruibhe, and Cath Cumair”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 45 (Summer, 2003): 21–42.
Hamel, A. G. van, “The battle of Leitir Ruide”, Revue Celtique 44 (1927): 59–67.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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April 2011, last updated: January 2024