Dinnshenchas of Benn Étair

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn, Ulster Cycle
Prose tract on the dinnshenchas of Benn Étair (Hill of Howth, Co. Dublin).
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  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
Cf. the poems Benn Étair I (beg. Étar étan ri dílind) and Benn Étair II (beg. Cid dorcha dam im lepaid).
Related: Dinnshenchas of Benn Étair IDinnshenchas of Benn Étair IPoem on the Hill of Howth, Co. Dublin.Dinnshenchas of Benn Étair IIDinnshenchas of Benn Étair IIPoem on the dinnshenchas of Benn Étair (Hill of Howth, Co. Dublin)


Dinnshenchas Érenn
Dinnshenchas Érenn
id. 6712
Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797



Benn Étair
Benn Étair ... Hill of Howth
County Dublin
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Primary sources

[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>
330–332 [id. 29. ‘Benn Étair’] direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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