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Dinnshenchas Érenn, version C

  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Medieval Irish literature, Dinnshenchas Érenn
Version C of the Dinnshenchas Érenn represents the mixed recension, i.e. a recension composed of both verse and prose, as opposed to the metrical recension of A or the prose recension of B. See further Dinnshenchas Érenn.
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prose, verse (primary)
Textual relationships
Related: Éri íarthar talman torthigÉri íarthar talman torthigA long poem (121 qq) giving a précis of the Dinnshenchas Érenn and included at the end of the version of that collection in the Book of Uí Maine. The last stanza attributes the poem to Gilla na Náem Úa Duinn and gives the year 1166.
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Dinnshenchas of Áth nGabla (Áth nGrencha) and some other places. It is first attested as a poem (6qq) in the LL Táin and elaborated, using additional quatrains and prose, in one of the recensions of Dinnshenchas Érenn. 

Dinnshenchas of Áth Líac FindDinnshenchas of Áth Líac FindDinnshenchas of Áth Líac Find.Dinnshenchas of Áth Líac Find IDinnshenchas of Áth Líac Find I

Tract on the dinnshenchas of Áth Líac Find, a ford of the Shannon.

Dinnshenchas of Áth Líac Find IIDinnshenchas of Áth Líac Find IITract on the dinnshenchas of Áth Líac Find.Dinnshenchas of Áth LúainDinnshenchas of Áth LúainDinnshenchas on Áth LúainDinnshenchas of Bairend ChermainDinnshenchas of Bairend ChermainDinnshenchas of Bairend Chermain. Gwynn suggests that “The name of this place is preserved by the river Burren in Co. Carlow”.Dinnshenchas of Belach ConglaisDinnshenchas of Belach ConglaisDinnshenchas of Belach ConglaisDinnshenchas of Belach nDúirgeinDinnshenchas of Belach nDúirgeinDinnshenchas of Belach nDúirgein (Road of Dúrgen, unidentified)Dinnshenchas of Belach GabráinDinnshenchas of Belach GabráinTexts in prose and verse relating variant versions of dinnshenchas on Belach Gabráin (B. nGabráin, B. Gabrán), perhaps Gowran Pass (Co. Kilkenny) or more probably, according to Edward Gwynn, the pass of that name in Maistiu (Co. Kildare). This pass (belach) is said to derive its name from the hound Gabrán whose heart broke (i.e. it died) from a fatiguing and unsuccessful pursuit of a swine whose name appears exclusively in the genitive, Lurgan (cf. lurga, lurgu ‘shanks’). The swine escaped from it underground in the bog of Allen (móin Almaine). The prose story identifies the hiding place as Loch Lurgan.Dinnshenchas of Benn BóguineDinnshenchas of Benn BóguineDinnshenchas of Benn BóguineDinnshenchas of Benn Boirche IDinnshenchas of Benn Boirche IText on the dinnshenchas of Benn BoircheDinnshenchas of Benn Boirche IIDinnshenchas of Benn Boirche IIProse and verse texts on the dinnshenchas of Benn Boirche (Mourne Mountains, Co. Down - see Gwynn).Dinnshenchas of Benn CodailDinnshenchas of Benn CodailText on the dinnshenchas of Benn CodailDinnshenchas of Benn ÉtairDinnshenchas of Benn ÉtairDinnshenchas of Benn Étair IIDinnshenchas of Benn Étair IIPoem on the dinnshenchas of Benn Étair (Hill of Howth, Co. Dublin)Dinnshenchas of Benn FoibneDinnshenchas of Benn FoibneDinnshenchas of Benn Foibne/Foibni.Dinnshenchas of BerbaDinnshenchas of BerbaDinnshenchas of the River Barrow (Berba)Dinnshenchas of Bile TortanDinnshenchas of Bile TortanText on the dinnshenchas of Bile TortanDinnshenchas of BoandDinnshenchas of BoandDinnshenchas of the River Boyne (Boand), offering two different explanations of the name.Dinnshenchas of Boand IDinnshenchas of Boand IDinnshenchas poem of the River Boyne (Boand).Dinnshenchas of Boand IIDinnshenchas of Boand IIDinnshenchas poem on Boand (the Boyne), addressed to Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (d. 1022).Dinnshenchas of BréchmagDinnshenchas of BréchmagText on the dinnshenchas of Bréchmag.Dinnshenchas of BréifneDinnshenchas of BréifneText on the dinnshenchas of BréifneDinnshenchas of Brí LéithDinnshenchas of Brí LéithText on the dinnshenchas of Brí LéithDindgnai in BrogaDindgnai in BrogaPiece of prose on the dinnshenchas of Brug na Bóinne.Dinnshenchas of Brug na Bóinne IIDinnshenchas of Brug na Bóinne IIPoem on the dinnshenchas of Brug na Bóinne.Dinnshenchas of Carman (Carmun)Dinnshenchas of Carman (Carmun)Dinnshenchas of Carman.Dinnshenchas of Carn AmalgaidDinnshenchas of Carn AmalgaidDinnshenchas of Carn AmalgaidDinnshenchas of Carn ConaillDinnshenchas of Carn ConaillDinnshenchas poem on Carn ConaillDinnshenchas of Carn FeradaigDinnshenchas of Carn FeradaigDinnshenchas of Carn Feradaig, “probably Cahirnarry, Limerick” (Gwynn).Dinnshenchas of Carn FraíchDinnshenchas of Carn FraíchDinnshenchas of Carn FraíchDinnshenchas of Carn FurbaideDinnshenchas of Carn FurbaidePoem on the dinnshenchas of Carn Furbaide (near Granard), also known as Carn Uí Chathbath.Carn MáilCarn MáilDinnshenchas of Carn MáilDinnshenchas of Carn Uí NéitDinnshenchas of Carn Uí NéitTract on the dinnshenchas of Carn Uí Néit. It tells of a fight between Lug (of the Túatha Dé) and Bres son of Elatha (of the Fomoire).Dinnshenchas of Carraic LethdeirgDinnshenchas of Carraic LethdeirgTract on the dinnshenchas of Carraic Lethdeirg. The place has not been identified, apparently a “stronghold on some lake or seashore” (Gwynn). Roland M. Smith suggests that the name may refer to “Carrick on the shore of Lough Ennell” (Carrick on the Shannon).Dinnshenchas of CeilbeDinnshenchas of CeilbeDinnshenchas of Ceilbe.Dinnshenchas of Céis ChorainnDinnshenchas of Céis ChorainnDinnshenchas of Céis ChorainnDinnshenchas of Cenn CuirrigDinnshenchas of Cenn CuirrigDinnshenchas of Cenn Cuirrig.Dinnshenchas of Cenn FebratDinnshenchas of Cenn FebratTract on the dinnshenchas of Cenn Febrat.Dinnshenchas of CernaDinnshenchas of CernaText on the dinnshenchas of CernaDinnshenchas of CleitechDinnshenchas of CleitechText on the dinnshenchas of CleitechDinnshenchas of ClóenlochDinnshenchas of ClóenlochText on the dinnshenchas of ClóenlochDinnshenchas of CnogbaDinnshenchas of CnogbaDinnshenchas text on Cnogba (Knowth). 22 quatrains.Dinnshenchas of Cnucha IDinnshenchas of Cnucha IText on the dinnshenchas of CnuchaDinnshenchas of Cnucha IIDinnshenchas of Cnucha IIText on the dinnshenchas of CnuchaDinnshenchas of Coire mBreccáinDinnshenchas of Coire mBreccáinDinnshenchas of Coire mBreccáinDinnshenchas of CrechmáelDinnshenchas of CrechmáelDinnshenchas of CrechmáelDinnshenchas of Crotta ClíachDinnshenchas of Crotta ClíachTract on the dinnshenchas of Crotta Clíach.Dindgnai TemrachDindgnai TemrachDinnshenchas of Druim ClíabDinnshenchas of Druim Clíab

Dinnshenchas of Druim Clíab.

Dinnshenchas of Druim CriaichDinnshenchas of Druim Criaich

Poem and prose text on the dinnshenchas of Druim Criaich (Drumcree, Co. Westmeath), which is here said to have been known as Druim Cró and Druim n-úar nAirthir. In the Book of Leinster, the poem is attributed to Cuán ua Lothcháin (d. 1024). The poem falls into two sections. The story of the first is that of the quarrel between Eochu Feidlech, high-king of Ireland, and his three sons known as the three Findemna. On the night before the battle of Druim Criaich, in which the brothers are killed, their sister Clothru sleeps with each one of them in order to produce royal offspring. She later gives birth to Lugaid Riab nDerg, high-king of Ireland.

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Erne, Co. Donegal).Dinnshenchas of Ess Rúaid IIDinnshenchas of Ess Rúaid IIProse text and poem on the dinnshenchas of Ess Rúaid. These texts are found as an addition to the Dinnshenchas of Ess Rúaid I in the Book of Lecan.Dinnshenchas of FaffandDinnshenchas of FaffandDinnshenchas of FaffandDinnshenchas of Fích mBúanaDinnshenchas of Fích mBúanaText on the dinnshenchas of Fích mBuanaDinnshenchas of Fid nGaibliDinnshenchas of Fid nGaibliDinnshenchas of Fid nGaibli (Feeguile).Dinnshenchas of Findloch CeraDinnshenchas of Findloch CeraDinnshenchas on Findloch CeraDinnshenchas of FinnglaisDinnshenchas of FinnglaisTract on the dinnshenchas of FinnglaisDinnshenchas of FornochtDinnshenchas of FornochtDinnshenchas of Fornocht, formerly Druim Den.Dinnshenchas of GáirechDinnshenchas of GáirechText on the dinnshenchas of GáirechDinnshenchas of Inber nAilbineDinnshenchas of Inber nAilbineDinnshenchas of Inber nAilbineDinnshenchas of Inber mBicneDinnshenchas of Inber mBicneText on the dinnshenchas of Inber mBicneDinnshenchas of Inber mBuadaDinnshenchas of Inber mBuadaDinnshenchas of Inber mBuadaDinnshenchas of Inber CíchmaineDinnshenchas of Inber CíchmaineText on the dinnshenchas of Inber CíchmaineIntroduction to the Dinnshenchas ÉrennIntroduction to the Dinnshenchas ÉrennIntroduction to the Dinnshenchas Érenn. It is in the form of a short story which asserts that the collection was composed by Amairgen mac Amalgada, poet of Diarmait mac Cerbaill (d. 565), high-king of Ireland. When the men of Ireland were convened at Tara, the poet fasted on Fintan mac Bóchra (a survivor of the Flood, according to other tales) for three days and nights, so that the latter would reveal his knowledge of the notable places of Ireland.Dinnshenchas of IrarusDinnshenchas of IrarusText on the dinnshenchas of IrarusDinnshenchas of LaiginDinnshenchas of LaiginDinnshenchas of the Laigin.Dinnshenchas of Laigin IDinnshenchas of Laigin IDinnshenchas of the Laigin, referring to the tale of the destruction of Dind Ríg.Dinnshenchas of Laigin IIDinnshenchas of Laigin IIDinnshenchas of the LaiginDinnshenchas of Lecc ThollchinnDinnshenchas of Lecc ThollchinnText on the dinnshenchas of Lecc ThollchinnDinnshenchas of Lecht hÉileDinnshenchas of Lecht hÉileDinnshenchas of Lecht hÉileDinnshenchas of Lechtán Óenfhir AífeDinnshenchas of Lechtán Óenfhir AífeDinnshenchas of Lechtán Óenfhir AífeDinnshenchas of LégeDinnshenchas of LégeText on the dinnshenchas of LégeDinnshenchas of Lia LindgadainDinnshenchas of Lia LindgadainText on the dinnshenchas of Lía LindgadainDinnshenchas of Lía NothainDinnshenchas of Lía NothainDinnshenchas of Lía NothainDinnshenchas of LiamuinDinnshenchas of LiamuinDinnshenchas of LiamuinDinnshenchas of Loch nAindindDinnshenchas of Loch nAindindText on the dinnshenchas of Loch nAindindDinnshenchas of Turloch Sílinne, al. Loch mBlonacDinnshenchas of Turloch Sílinne, al. Loch mBlonacDinnshenchas for Loch mBlonac (formerly Turloch Sílinde ‘Sílenn's old home’) and Loch Cairrgin (formerly Loch Sílinde and Cúil Sílinde, Silenn's new home as well as her place of death).Dinnshenchas of Loch CéDinnshenchas of Loch CéDinnshenchas of Loch CéDinnshenchas of Loch CennDinnshenchas of Loch CennText on the dinnshenchas of Loch CennDinnshenchas of Loch ConDinnshenchas of Loch ConDinnshenchas of Loch ConDinnshenchas of Loch dá CháechDinnshenchas of Loch dá CháechText on the dinnshenchas of Loch dá Cháech (Waterford Harbour).Dinnshenchas of Loch Dá GabarDinnshenchas of Loch Dá GabarText on the dinnshenchas of Loch Dá Gabar (Loch Gabar).Dinnshenchas of Loch nDechetDinnshenchas of Loch nDechetDinnshenchas of Loch nDechetDinnshenchas of Loch DergdercDinnshenchas of Loch DergdercDinnshenchas on Loch Dergderc: how Eochaid mac Luchta, king of Munster, gave up an eye to satisfy the cruel demands of the Ulster poet Ferchertne mac Athló and washed the bleeding socket.Dinnshenchas of Loch nÉrneDinnshenchas of Loch nÉrneDinnshenchas of Loch nÉrneDinnshenchas of Loch GarmanDinnshenchas of Loch GarmanText, in prose and verse, on the dinnshenchas of Loch Garman.Dinnshenchas of Loch Gile IDinnshenchas of Loch Gile IPoem on the dinnshenchas of Loch Gile (Lough Gill, Co. Sligo).Dinnshenchas of Loch Gile IIDinnshenchas of Loch Gile IITwo quatrains on the dinnshenchas of Loch GileDinnshenchas of Loch GileDinnshenchas of Loch GileDinnshenchas of Loch Gile (Loch Gili, Co. Sligo).Dinnshenchas of Loch LaiglindeDinnshenchas of Loch LaiglindeText on the dinnshenchas of Loch LaiglindeDinnshenchas of Loch LéinDinnshenchas of Loch LéinDinnshenchas of Loch LéinDinnshenchas of Loch NéillDinnshenchas of Loch NéillDinnshenchas of Loch NéillDinnshenchas of Loch RíDinnshenchas of Loch RíDinnshenchas of Loch RíDinnshenchas of Loch RíachDinnshenchas of Loch RíachDinnshenchas of Loch RíachDinnshenchas of Loch SétaDinnshenchas of Loch SétaText on the dinnshenchas of Loch SétaDinnshenchas of LuibnechDinnshenchas of LuibnechText on the dinnshenchas of LuibnechDinnshenchas of LuimnechDinnshenchas of LuimnechDinnshenchas of LuimnechDinnshenchas of LusmagDinnshenchas of LusmagText on the dinnshenchas of LusmagDinnshenchas of Mag nAíDinnshenchas of Mag nAíDinnshenchas of Mag nAíDinnshenchas of Mag nAidneDinnshenchas of Mag nAidneDinnshenchas on Mag nAidneDinnshenchas of Mag mBregDinnshenchas of Mag mBregText on the dinnshenchas of Mag mBreg.Dinnshenchas of Mag CobaDinnshenchas of Mag CobaDinnshenchas of Mag Coba (according to Gwynn, a plain in the barony of Iveagh, Co. Down)Dinnshenchas of Mag Dá GésiDinnshenchas of Mag Dá GésiDinnshenchas of Mag Dá Gési (Mag Dá Géise).Dinnshenchas of Mag nDumachDinnshenchas of Mag nDumachText on the dinnshenchas of Mag nDumachDinnshenchas of Mag Femin, Mag Fera, Mag FeaDinnshenchas of Mag Femin, Mag Fera, Mag FeaText on the dinnshenchas of Mag Femin (Mag Femen).Dinnshenchas of Mag Femin IIDinnshenchas of Mag Femin IIPoem on the dinnshenchas of Mag Femin. In the Book of Leinster version, the poem is presented as a dialogue between the poets Cuimíne and Mac Dá Cherda.Dinnshenchas of Mag FindabrachDinnshenchas of Mag FindabrachText on the dinnshenchas of Mag FindabrachDinnshenchas of Mag nÍthaDinnshenchas of Mag nÍthadinnshenchas of Mag nÍthaDinnshenchas of Mag LénaDinnshenchas of Mag LénaText on the dinnshenchas of Mag LénaDinnshenchas of Mag LifeDinnshenchas of Mag LifeDinnshenchas of Mag LifeDinnshenchas of Mag LuirgDinnshenchas of Mag LuirgDinnshenchas of Mag LuirgDinnshenchas of Mag MucramaDinnshenchas of Mag MucramaDinnshenchas of Mag MucramaDinnshenchas of Mag MugnaDinnshenchas of Mag MugnaText on the dinnshenchas of Mag Mugna.Dinnshenchas of Mag Muirisce IIDinnshenchas of Mag Muirisce IIPoem added to one copy of Dinnshenchas of Mag Muirisce, with a quatrain interpolated into three copies of said text.Dinnshenchas of Mag MuirisceDinnshenchas of Mag MuirisceDinnshenchas of Mag MuirisceDinnshenchas of Mag RaigneDinnshenchas of Mag RaigneText on the dinnshenchas of Mag Raigne.Dinnshenchas of Mag SlechtDinnshenchas of Mag SlechtDinnshenchas of Mag SlechtDinnshenchas of Mag TibraDinnshenchas of Mag TibraDinnshenchas of Mag TibraDinnshenchas of Maistiu IDinnshenchas of Maistiu IText on the dinnshenchas of Maistiu, commonly identified with Mullaghmast, Co. Kildare.Dinnshenchas of MedraigeDinnshenchas of Medraige

Prose and verse dinnshenchas of Medraige, which gives an account of the battle of Mag Mucrama.

Dinnshenchas of MideDinnshenchas of MideDinnshenchas of Mide.Dinnshenchas of MóenmagDinnshenchas of MóenmagDinnshenchas of MóenmagDinnshenchas of Móin Gai GlaisDinnshenchas of Móin Gai GlaisDinnshenchas of Móin Gai Glais, in prose and verse. When Cúldub mac Déin slays one Fidrad at Samain, Gae Glas, grandson of Lug, comes to avenge Fidrad's death and kills Cúldub with a spear. The prose version, which is generally fuller, adds that the spear entered the ground and was not found until Máel Odrán dug it up and used it to kill Aithechdae, king of Uí Máil. The prose also identifies the spear as the Carr of Belach Duirgen.Dinnshenchas of Móin Tíre NáirDinnshenchas of Móin Tíre NáirText on the dinnshenchas of Móin Tíre NáirDinnshenchas of NásDinnshenchas of NásDinnshenchas of Nás.Dinnshenchas of NemthennDinnshenchas of NemthennDinnshenchas of NemthennDinnshenchas of Ochan (Ochonn Midi)Dinnshenchas of Ochan (Ochonn Midi)Texts on a burial mound near Tara, relating a version of the death of Níall Noígiallach.Dinnshenchas of OdbaDinnshenchas of OdbaText on the dinnshenchas of Odba.Dinnshenchas of OdrasDinnshenchas of OdrasText on the dinnshenchas of OdrasDinnshenchas of Óenach UchbadDinnshenchas of Óenach UchbadDinnshenchas of Óenach UchbadDinnshenchas of Port LáirgeDinnshenchas of Port LáirgeDinnshenchas of Port Láirge (Waterford)Dinnshenchas of Ráith ChnámrossaDinnshenchas of Ráith ChnámrossaDinnshenchas of Ráith ChnámrossaDinnshenchas of Ráith CrúachainDinnshenchas of Ráith Crúachain

Dinnshenchas on Ráith Crúachain

Dinnshenchas of Ráith ÉsaDinnshenchas of Ráith ÉsaDinnshenchas of Ráith Mór Maige LineDinnshenchas of Ráith Mór Maige LineDinnshenchas of Ráith Mór in Mag Line (here olim Ráith Mór and Ráith Rogein).Dinnshenchas of Róiriu in Uí MuiredaigDinnshenchas of Róiriu in Uí MuiredaigDinnshenchas of Róiriu in in Uí Muiredaig (Róiriu i nUíb Muiredaig)Dinnshenchas of Séig MossadDinnshenchas of Séig MossadText on the dinnshenchas of Séig MossadDinnshenchas of SinannDinnshenchas of SinannProse version of the dinnsenchas of Sinann.Dinnshenchas of Sinann IDinnshenchas of Sinann I

Poem on the dinnshenchas of the River Shannon (Sinann).

Dinnshenchas of Sinann IIDinnshenchas of Sinann II

Dinnshenchas on the River Shannon (Sinann).

Dinnshenchas of Slíab BethaDinnshenchas of Slíab BethaDinnshenchas of Slíab BethaDinnshenchas of Slíab BladmaDinnshenchas of Slíab BladmaDinnshenchas of Slíab BladmaDinnshenchas of Slíab CallannDinnshenchas of Slíab CallannText on the dinnshenchas of Slíab CallannDinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge IDinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge IDinnshenchas on Slíab EchtgeDinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge IIDinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge II

Dinnshenchas on Slíab Echtge.

Dinnshenchas of Slíab Fúait IIDinnshenchas of Slíab Fúait II

Prose text and poem on the dinnshenchas of Slíab Fúait.

Dinnshenchas of Slíab nGamDinnshenchas of Slíab nGamDinnshenchas of Slíab nGamDinnshenchas of Slíab Mairge IIDinnshenchas of Slíab Mairge IITract on the dinnshenchas of Slíab Mairge.Dinnshenchas of Slíab MisDinnshenchas of Slíab MisTract on the dinnshenchas of Slíab Mis.Dinnshenchas of Slige DálaDinnshenchas of Slige Dála

Dinnshenchas tale, in prose and in verse, which begins with an etymological explanation of Slige Dála and proceeds to account for the names of the five chief roads leading out of Tara (Slige Dála, Slige Mór, Slige Midlúachra, Slige Chúalann and Slige Assail). In copies of the prose text of recension C, the story of Airne Fíngein is cited as a source and followed by a poem said to have been uttered by Fíngen mac Luchta on the night he witnessed the wonders from that tale.

Dinnshenchas of Srúb BrainDinnshenchas of Srúb BrainDinnshenchas of Srúb Brain. The placename is etymologised as ‘Raven’s Bill’ with reference to an account of how Cú Chulainn killed a multitude of giant ravens or black birds and placed the bill of the last bird on the rock (Srúb Brain).Dinnshenchas of Sruthar MathaDinnshenchas of Sruthar MathaText on the dinnshenchas of Sruthar MathaDinnshenchas of TailtiuDinnshenchas of TailtiuPoem on the dinsenchas of Tailtiu (Co. Meath).Dinnshenchas of Temair (prose)Dinnshenchas of Temair (prose)Dinnshenchas of Temair IDinnshenchas of Temair IPoem on the former names and legendary associations of the Hill of Tara. Versions are extant in recensions of LGÉ as well as the Dinnshenchas Érenn.Temair IITemair II

Dinnshenchas of Temair.

Dinnshenchas of Temair IIIDinnshenchas of Temair IIIDinnshenchas of TemairTurim tigi TemrachTurim tigi Temrach

Dinnshenchas of Temair.

Dinnshenchas of Temair VDinnshenchas of Temair VPoem on the dinnshenchas of Temair (Tara), consisting mostly of a long list of placenames.Dinnshenchas of Temair LúachraDinnshenchas of Temair LúachraTract on the dinnshenchas of Temair Lúachra.Dinnshenchas of TethbaDinnshenchas of TethbaText on the dinnshenchas of TethbaDinnshenchas of Tipra SengarmnaDinnshenchas of Tipra Sengarmna

Text on the dinnshenchas of Tipra Sengarmna.

Dinnshenchas of TlachtgaDinnshenchas of TlachtgaText on the dinnshenchas of TlachtgaDinnshenchas of Tonn Chlidna IDinnshenchas of Tonn Chlidna IPoem on the dinnshenchas of Tond Clidna, attributed to Caílte.Dinnshenchas of Tonn Chlidna IIDinnshenchas of Tonn Chlidna IIPoem on the dinnshenchas of Tonn Chlidna.Dinnshenchas of Tonn ChlidnaDinnshenchas of Tonn ChlidnaProse tract on the dinnshenchas of Tonn Chlidna.Dinnshenchas of Tráig ThuirbeDinnshenchas of Tráig ThuirbeText on the dinnshenchas of Tráig ThuirbeDinnshenchas of Túag Inbir and Loch nEchachDinnshenchas of Túag Inbir and Loch nEchach

Dinnshenchas poem concerning Túag Inbir and Loch nEchach.

Dinnshenchas of Túaim Dá GualannDinnshenchas of Túaim Dá GualannDinnshenchas of Túaim Dá GualannDinnshenchas of Tulach EógainDinnshenchas of Tulach EógainDinnshenchas of Tulach Eógain

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Sources

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.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, Todd Lecture Series 8–9–10–11–12, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1903–1935.
CELT – vol. 1 (edition): <link> CELT – vol. 1 (translation): <link> CELT – vol. 2 (edition): <link> CELT – vol. 2 (translation): <link> CELT – vol. 3 (edition): <link> CELT – vol. 3 (translation): <link> CELT – vol. 4 (edition): <link> CELT – vol. 4 (translation): <link> Internet Archive – vols 1-3: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 5: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 272–336, 418–484.  
An edition and translation of the prose texts in the Dinnshenchas Érenn as they occur in Rennes, Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole, MS 598. Missing texts are supplied from the Book of Lecan version.
TLH – edition (I, pp. 277-336): <link> TLH – translation (I): <link> TLH – edition (II, pp. 418-484): <link> TLH – translation (II): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 16 (1895): 31–83, 135–167, 269–312, 468.
TLH – edition (III, 31-83): <link> TLH – translation (III): <link> TLH – edition (IV, pp. 135-167): <link> TLH – translation (IV): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Crowe, John O'Beirne [ed. and tr.], “The dind-senchus of Eriu”, The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, 4th series, 2:1 — 1872 (1874): 139–190.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
Early edition, partly from BB, partly from the Book of Lecan.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “The three forms of Dinnshenchas Érenn [part 1]”, Journal of Celtic Studies 3 (1981–1983): 88–101.
Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “The three forms of Dinnshenchas Érenn [part 2]”, Journal of Celtic Studies 3 (1981–1983): 102–131.
Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “An dinnsheanchas próis”, Ph.D. thesis: National University of Ireland, Galway, 1977.
Gwynn, E. J., The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 5, Todd Lecture Series 12, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1935.
Internet Archive – vol. 5: <link>
Gwynn, E. J., “The Dindshenchas in the Book of Uí Maine”, Ériu 10 (1926–1928): 68–91.
Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.  
comments: Part 1 (chapters 1-23): Allgemeines; Part 2 (chapters 1-85): Die Ulter Sage
Internet Archive: <link>
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