Dinnshenchas of Bréchmag

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn, dinnshenchas
Text on the dinnshenchas of Bréchmag.
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Middle Irish
prose, verse (primary)
Textual relationships
Related: Dinnshenchas of Mag MugnaDinnshenchas of Mag MugnaText on the dinnshenchas of Mag Mugna.Dinnshenchas of Mag MugnaDinnshenchas of Mag MugnaText on the dinnshenchas of Mag Mugna.


Dinnshenchas Érenn
Dinnshenchas Érenn
id. 6712
dinnshenchasIrish narrative literature, onomastic lore and learning, topographical literature
id. 32607



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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 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>
419–421 [id. 34. ‘Mag Mugna ocus Brechmag’] direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “The three forms of Dinnshenchas Érenn [part 2]”, Journal of Celtic Studies 3 (1981–1983): 102–131.
Dennis Groenewegen
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