Dinnshenchas of Druim Súamaig

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn, dinnshenchas
Prose text on the dinnshenchas of Druim Súamaig.
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  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)
verse (secondary)
Contains poems
Suamach mac Samgubai seis
Textual relationships

See also the poems Druim Súamaig I and II. The narrative corresponds to an episode in Bruiden Da Choca (§ 50 in Stokes' edition).

Related: Bruiden Da ChocaBruiden Da ChocaA tale of the Ulster Cycle, set after events related in Aided Chonchobuir (‘The violent death of Conchobar’). According to the story, the Ulaid invited Cormac Cond Longas to return from exile in Connacht and succeed his father (Conchobar) in the kingship of the Ulaid. While Cormac accepted and gained permission from Ailill and Medb, he was forced into violating his gessa en route to Ulster, which precipitated further disaster. The Connachta opposed him and he fought a series of battles against them before being killed at the siege of Da Coca’s hostel (bruiden).Dinnshenchas of Druim Súamaig IDinnshenchas of Druim Súamaig IPoem on the dinnshenchas of Druim SúamaigDinnshenchas of Druim Súamaig IIDinnshenchas of Druim Súamaig IIPoem on the dinnshenchas of Druim Súamaig


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


Druim SúamaigDruim Súamaig
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[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>
81–82 [id. 129. ‘Druim Suamaich’] Prose. direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, “The Bodleian dinnshenchas”, Folk-Lore 3 (1892): 467–516.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
508 [id. 45. ‘Druim Suamaig’] Prose.
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