Comlond Diarmata meic Cerbaill fri Ruadán‘Díarmait mac Cerbaill’s contention with Ruadán’

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  • Bec mac Dé is é fáith is dech bui i nErinn ina aimsir
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Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80


Díarmait mac CerbaillDíarmait mac Cerbaill
(supp. d. 565)
In Irish historical tradition, high-king of Ireland, son of Fergus Cerrbél.
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Ruadán of LorrhaRuadán of Lorrha
(d. 584)
Ruadán mac Fergusa Birn
(time-frame ass. with Díarmait mac Cerbaill)
Ruadán mac Fergusa Birn, patron saint of Lothra (Lorrha, Co. North Tipperary)
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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.

Edition wanted

A new edition, with translation, by Dan Wiley is forthcoming.

[ed.] Wiley, Dan M., “An edition of Aided Diarmata meic Cerbaill from the Book of Uí Maine”, unpublished PhD thesis, Harvard University, 2000.
205–210 (Appendix A)

Secondary sources (select)

Wiley, Dan M., “An introduction to the early Irish king tales”, in: Dan M. Wiley (ed.), Essays on the early Irish king tales, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008. 13–67.
Dennis Groenewegen
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October 2010, last updated: December 2022