Dinnshenchas of Sinann

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn, dinnshenchas
Prose version of the dinnsenchas of Sinann.
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 this text in manuscripts of recension C, see the entries linked below.
  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
Cf. the poems Sinann I and II.
Related: Dinnshenchas of Sinann IDinnshenchas of Sinann I

Poem on the dinnshenchas of the River Shannon (Sinann).

Dinnshenchas of Sinann IIDinnshenchas of Sinann II

Dinnshenchas on the River Shannon (Sinann).


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


Sinann [river]
Sinann ... Shannon
County Galway, County Westmeath, County Roscommon, County Offaly, County Kerry, County Clare, County Longford, County Cavan, County Leitrim, County Limerick, County Tipperary
River Shannon.

See more


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>
456–457 [id. 59. ‘Sinann’] direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, “The Bodleian dinnshenchas”, Folk-Lore 3 (1892): 467–516.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
497–498 [id. 33. ‘Sinann’] Prose from Rawlinson B 506. direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
Page created
November 2012, last updated: January 2024