Eachtra Conaill Gulbain‘The otherworld adventures of Conall Gulban’

  • Early Modern Irish
  • Medieval Irish literature
Eachtra Conaill Gulbain
‘The otherworld adventures of Conall Gulban’
Also known as Gabhaltas Conaill Gulbain mic Neill ar gairbhtrian Uladh (The conquests of Conall Gulban mac Néill in the rough places of Ulster)
  • Early Modern Irish
  • Early Modern Irish.

Textual relationships
Related: Eachtra Lomnochtáin an tSléibhe RiffeEachtra Lomnochtáin an tSléibhe Riffe

Modern Irish prose tale of the Fenian Cycle, which may be described as a bruidhean-tale. A few copies form a considerably enlarged version containing an additional romance.


Medieval Irish literatureMedieval Irish literature


Otherworld journeysOtherworld journeys

Conall GulbanConall Gulban mac Néill
(supp. fl. 5th c.)
son of Níall Noígíallach; ruler of what was to become Tír Conaill (‘Conall's land’) and eponymous ancestor of the Cenél Conaill.
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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.] Dobbs, Margaret E., and Seán Mac Airt, “Conall of Tír Conaill”, Donegal Annual 3:3 (1957): 25–65.
[ed.] [tr.] Lehmacher, Gustav [ed. and tr.], “Eine Brüsseler Handschrift der Eachtra Conaill Gulbain”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 14 (1923): 212–269.
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Edition with German translation.
Translation wanted
No English translation available.

Secondary sources (select)

Lacey, Brian, “Three ‘royal sites’ in Co. Donegal”, in: Roseanne Schot, Conor Newman, and Edel Bhreathnach (eds), Landscapes of cult and kingship, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011. 149–162.
Lacey, Brian, Cenél Conaill and the Donegal kingdoms, AD 500–800, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006.
Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2011, last updated: June 2021