Cethrar macclérech‘Four clerical students’

  • Early Irish
  • prose
  • Irish religious texts
A short story about four clerical students who go on a pilgrimage to Rome.
  • Early Irish
prose (primary)


Irish religious textsIrish religious texts


pilgrimages⟨religious practices and behaviours⟩, journeys
id. 51678


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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Anecdota from Irish MSS. XII. Leabhar Laigneach, p. 281a”, Gaelic Journal 5 (1894): 64, 79–80.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. OʼBrien, and Anne OʼSullivan [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>
Vol. 5, 1229 Diplomatic edition of the copy in LL. direct link
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