Eachtra mhacaoimh an iolair ‘The adventure of the eagle-boy’

Brian Ó Corcráin
  • Early Modern Irish
  • prose, prosimetrum
  • Irish Arthurian romances
Irish Arthurian romance
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London, British Library, MS Egerton 128
London, British Library, MS Additional 18945
  • Early Modern Irish
early 17th century (?)
prose, prosimetrum (primary)
verse (secondary)


Irish Arthurian romancesIrish Arthurian romances


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.] Macalister, R. A. S. [ed. and tr.], Two Irish Arthurian romances. Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil, Eachtra Mhacaoimh-an-Iolair: The story of the Crop Eared Dog, the Story of Eagle Boy, Irish Texts Society, 10, London: Irish Texts Society, 1908.
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Edition based on Egerton 128, collated to an extent with the copies in Egerton 170 and Additional 18945

Secondary sources (select)

Smelik, Bernadette, “The structure of the Eachtra Mhacaoimh-an-Iolair”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 45 (Summer, 2003): 43–57.
Dennis Groenewegen
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