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Supplement to Dinnshenchas Érenn (version C) in RIA MS D ii 2

  • Medieval Irish literature, Dinnshenchas Érenn
A collection of dinnshenchas articles, much of it in prose, that is uniquely attested in RIA MS D ii 2 (ff. 81v-90r), where it occurs as a supplement to a copy of Dinnshenchas Érenn (recension C). Many items are unique to this manuscript, while some of the material appears to have been derived from other texts, such as Tochmarc Emire, Lebor gabála Érenn and Cath Maige Mucrama, and even other recensions of Dinnshenchas Érenn.
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An episode in Cath Maige Mucrama which tells of Ailill Ólomm's hostility towards two inhabitants of the síd-mound Áne Chlíach and of the blemish and curse he incurred on account of this. It gives an explanation of Ailill's nickname as well as the name of the hill.

Dinnshenchas of Ard FothaidDinnshenchas of Ard FothaidDinnshenchas of Ard FothaidDinnshenchas of Áth CrochaDinnshenchas of Áth CrochaText on the dinnshenchas of Áth CrochaDinnshenchas of Athais MideDinnshenchas of Athais MideText on the dinnshenchas of Athais MideDinnshenchas 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 Brí GraideDinnshenchas of Brí GraideText on the dinnshenchas of Brí Graide (Brí Graige).Dinnshenchas of CodalDinnshenchas of CodalProse narrative and a few quatrains of verse on the dinnshenchas of Codal (location uncertain).Dinnshenchas of ConachailDinnshenchas of ConachailText on the dinnshenchas of ConachailDinnshenchas of Crúachán AigleDinnshenchas of Crúachán AigleText on the dinnshenchas of Crúachán AigleDinnshenchas of Druim TairléimeDinnshenchas of Druim TairléimeText on the dinnshenchas of Druim TairléimeDinnshenchas of DubadDinnshenchas of DubadText on the dinnshenchas of DubadDinnshenchas of Dún Clúana IthairDinnshenchas of Dún Clúana IthairText on the dinnshenchas of Dún Clúana IthairDinnshenchas of Dún RuissárachDinnshenchas of Dún RuissárachText on the dinnshenchas of Dún RuissárachDinnshenchas of Emain MachaDinnshenchas of Emain MachaProse story relating the dinnshenchas for Emain Macha.Dinnshenchas of Glaise BulgaDinnshenchas of Glaise BulgaText on the dinnshenchas of Glaisse BulgaDinnshenchas of Glenn mBreogainDinnshenchas of Glenn mBreogainText on the dinnshenchas of Glenn mBreogainDinnshenchas of Grellach DolluidDinnshenchas of Grellach DolluidProse text on the dinnshenchas for Grellach Dolluid, probably derived from Tochmarc Emire.Dinnshenchas of Inis SamerDinnshenchas of Inis SamerText on the dinnshenchas of Inis SamerDinnshenchas of Lind FéicDinnshenchas of Lind FéicText on the dinnshenchas of Lind FéicDinnshenchas 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 LugbortaDinnshenchas of Loch LugbortaText on the dinnshenchas of Loch LugbortaDinnshenchas of Loch SemtideDinnshenchas of Loch SemtideText on the dinnshenchas of Loch SemtideDinnshenchas of Mag CorainnDinnshenchas of Mag CorainnText on the dinnshenchas of Mag CorainnDinnshenchas of Mag nEtrigeDinnshenchas of Mag nEtrigeText on the dinnshenchas of Mag nEtrigeDinnshenchas of Mag MandachtaDinnshenchas of Mag MandachtaText on the dinnshenchas of Mag MandachtaDinnshenchas of Mag MethluachraDinnshenchas of Mag MethluachraText on the dinnshenchas of Mag MethluachraDinnshenchas of Mag MuirthemneDinnshenchas of Mag MuirthemneProse text on the dinnshenchas of Mag Muirthemne, which is found exclusively in RIA MS D ii 2. Etymologising the placename as ‘Plain of the Darkness/Cover of the Sea’, it offers two explanations that account for this name, one concerning a post-diluvian sea, the other concerning the Dagda’s encounter with a sea monster. The same anecdote is related in Tochmarc Emire.Dinnshenchas of Mag nÚraDinnshenchas of Mag nÚra

Prose text on the dinnshenchas of Mag nÚra. It offers a version of an anecdote in Bruiden Da Choca (§ 28 in Stokes’ edition, p. 163), distinguishing between three successive names for the plain. The two earlier names, Mag nDerg and Mag nÚatha, are associated with events from the Ulster Cycle, while the main narrative focuses on St Colum Cille, who is said to have composed a hymn in memory of Ciarán (patron of Clonmacnoise) in return for trí mámanna do úraibh Cíaráin '‘three handfuls of Ciarán’s earth’. Colum Cille went to Mag nÚatha, where he scattered the earth and expelled many demons there, hence it was called Mag nÚra after this.

Dinnshenchas of Oin AubDinnshenchas of Oin AubText on the dinnshenchas of Oin Aub (Úanob).Dinnshenchas of Ráith ChrinnaDinnshenchas of Ráith ChrinnaText on the dinnshenchas of Ráith ChrinnaDinnshenchas of Síd DumaDinnshenchas of Síd DumaText on the dinnshenchas of Síd DumaDinnshenchas of SláineDinnshenchas of SláineText on the dinnshenchas of Sláine.Dinnshenchas of Slemain MideDinnshenchas of Slemain MideText on the dinnshenchas of Slemain MideDinnshenchas of Slíab BadbgnaDinnshenchas of Slíab BadbgnaText on the dinnshenchas of Slíab BadbgnaDinnshenchas of Slíab SlangaDinnshenchas of Slíab SlangaText on the dinnshenchas of Slíab SlangaDinnshenchas of Snám Dá ÉnDinnshenchas of Snám Dá ÉnProse tract and poem giving two versions of the dinnshenchas of Snám Dá Én. The first story also explains the origin of the names of Áth Lúain, Móin Tíre Náir and Mag nEstin.Dinnshenchas of Tech nDuinnDinnshenchas of Tech nDuinnText on the dinnshenchas of Tech nDuinnDinnshenchas of Tipra BrothlaigeDinnshenchas of Tipra BrothlaigeText on the dinnshenchas of Tipra BrothlaigeDinnshenchas of Tráig EbaDinnshenchas of Tráig EbaText on the dinnshenchas of Tráig EbaDinnshenchas of Tulach EógainDinnshenchas of Tulach EógainDinnshenchas of Tulach EógainDinnshenchas of Uaig BuanaDinnshenchas of Uaig BuanaText on the dinnshenchas of Úaig BúanaDinnshenchas of UmallDinnshenchas of UmallText on the dinnshenchas of Umall

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Medieval Irish literatureMedieval Irish literature
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Dinnshenchas Érenn
Dinnshenchas Érenn
id. 6712

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, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
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