verse beg. Cath tucastar Crimthann

  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Early Irish poem attributed to Dubthach maccu Lugair.
Initial words (verse)
  • Cath tucastar Crimthann
“Crimthann gave battle”
Ascribed to: Dubthach maccu LugairDubthach maccu Lugair
(supp. fl. 432)
Legendary Irish poet and legal expert, who plays an important role in the pseudo-historical prologue to the Senchas Már.
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The poem is headed ‘Item de eodem’, which refers to the previous two subheadings for poems attributed to Dubthach.
  • Early Irish
verse (primary)
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Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


Crimthann mac Énnai ChennselaigCrimthann mac Énnai Chennselaig
son of Énna Cennselach, king of Leinster
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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.

[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. O'Brien, and Anne O'Sullivan (eds.), The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>
219–222 direct link
[ed.] [tr.] O'Curry, Eugene, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – Originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – multiple copies: <link>
491–494 (Appendix III)
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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