Dinnshenchas of Druim Criaichverse beg. Druim Criaich, céte cét cuan
- Middle Irish
- verse, prose
- Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Ulster Cycle, dinnshenchas
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.
- Druim Criaich, céte cét cuan
Cuán ua Lothcháin
Early Irish poet.
- Dinnshenchas Érenn A
- L = Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2]Poem, ascribed to Cuán ua Lothcháin.
- Dinnshenchas Érenn C
- B =
- Lc =
- M =
- S = Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D ii 2 (1222) [s. xvi (?)]
- S3 =
- H =
- Middle Irish
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