Comaimsera ríg nÉrenn ocus ríg na Cóiced iar Creitim‘Synchronisms of the kings of Ireland and the kings of the provinces (Fifths) after the Faith’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Lebor gabála Érenn, King-list
A tract that synchronises the reigns of the high-kings and provincial kings of Ireland. The list extends from Lóegaire mac Néill to Muirchertach mac Toirrdelbaig Ua Briain.
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  • Independent
  • A shorter version that breaks off incomplete.
  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)


Lebor gabála Érenn
Lebor gabála Érenn
id. 4019


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.] Thurneysen, Rudolf, “Synchronismen der irischen Könige”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 19 (1933): 81–99, 133.
Longer version of the text.
[ed.] Boyle, Alexander, “The Edinburgh synchronisms of Irish kings”, Celtica 9 (1971): 169–179.
Shorter version.

Secondary sources (select)

Scowcroft, R. Mark, “Leabhar Gabhála. Part I: the growth of the text”, Ériu 38 (1987): 79–140.  
Broun, Dauvit, The Irish identity of the kingdom of the Scots in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Studies in Celtic History, 18, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1999.
Dennis Groenewegen
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January 2013, last updated: November 2022