Fled Bricrenn ⁊ Loinges mac nDuíl Dermait

  • Old Irish
  • Ulster Cycle
  • Old Irish
  • Late Old Irish. Kaarina Hollo has concluded that “the general conservatism of the verbal system, the relatively high incidence of the neuter article and the handling of suffixed pronouns in LMDD are not inconsistent with a late Old Irish date of composition”; there are some later (e.g. Middle Irish) innovations to be found in the transmitted text, but on balance, LMDD “is best regarded as a text first written in the late Old Irish period that was subject to a certain amount of revision in the course of its manuscript transmission”.(1)n. 1 Kaarina Hollo, Fled Bricrenn ocus Loinges mac nDuíl Dermait and its place in the Irish literary and oral narrative traditions (2005): 38–49.


Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797



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.] Hollo, Kaarina [ed. and tr.], Fled Bricrenn ocus Loinges mac nDuíl Dermait and its place in the Irish literary and oral narrative traditions, Maynooth Medieval Irish Texts, 2, Maynooth: Department of Old and Middle Irish, National University of Ireland, 2005.
[ed.] [tr.] Windisch, Ernst [ed. and tr.], “Das Fest des Bricriu und die Verbannung der Mac Duil Dermait”, in: Ernst Windisch, and Whitley Stokes [eds.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 2, Leipzig, 1884. 164–216.
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[tr.] Hollo, Kaarina [tr.], “The feast of Bricriu and the exile of the sons of Dóel Dermait”, Emania 10 (1992): 18–24.

Secondary sources (select)

Hollo, Kaarina, “A context for Fled Bricrenn ocus Loinges Mac nDuíl Dermait”, in: James P. Mallory, and Gearóid Stockman (eds), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 91–98.
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