Comthóth Lóegaire co cretim ⁊ a aided ‘The conversion of Lóegaire and his violent death’

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Lóegaire mac NéillLóegaire mac Néill
(fl. 5th century)
(time-frame ass. with Lóegaire mac Néill)
according to medieval Irish tradition, high-king of Ireland, son of Níall , and a contemporary of St Patrick
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Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
(fl. 5th century)
St Patrick
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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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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.] Stokes, Whitley, The tripartite Life of Patrick: with other documents relating to that saint, 2 vols, vol. 2, Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, 89.2, London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1887.
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Vol. 2, 562–567 Edition and translation. direct link
[dipl. ed.] [tr.] Plummer, Charles [ed. and tr.], “Irish miscellanies: The conversion of Lóegaire, and his death”, Revue Celtique 6 (1883–1885): 162–172.
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Edition and translation of the LU version.

Secondary sources (select)

Kenney, James F., “Chapter IV: The monastic churches, their founders and traditions: I. The primitive foundations”, in: James F. Kenney, The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Revised ed., 11, New York: Octagon, 1966. 288–371.
346–347 (§ 138) [id. 138.]
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