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Dinnshenchas of Ailech

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn, Mythological Cycle, Dinnshenchas
Prose tract on the dinnshenchas of Ailech
First words (prose)
  • Ailech, canas roainmniged?
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn C
  • Prose. For the poems associated with the prose text, see Ailech II and Ailech III (linked below).
  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
Ailech I (poem); Ailech II (poem); Ailech III (poem).
Related: Dinnshenchas of Ailech IIDinnshenchas of Ailech IIDinnshenchas of Ailech.Dinnshenchas of Ailech IIIDinnshenchas of Ailech IIIDinnshenchas of Ailech


Dinnshenchas Érenn
Dinnshenchas Érenn
id. 6712
Mythological CycleMythological Cycle



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 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>
41–43 [id. 91. ‘Ailech’] direct link direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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October 2012, last updated: August 2021