Fled Dúin na nGéd ‘The banquet of the Fort of the Geese’

  • Early Irish
  • Cycles of the Kings
  • Early Irish
Associated items
Bruidne Érenn (prose)Bruidne Érenn (prose)

A brief prose account of the five or six hostels of Ireland (bruidne Érenn) and their owners occurs in a number of early Irish literary compositions and as an independent anecdote in the Book of Lismore.


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80


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.] Lehmann, Ruth P. M. [ed.], Fled Dúin na nGéd, Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series, 21, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1964.
CELT – edition: <link>
[tr.] Lehmann, Ruth P. M. [tr.], “The banquet of the Fort of the Geese”, Lochlann: A Review of Celtic Studies 4 (1969): 131–159.
[ed.] Marstrander, Carl [ed.], Fleadh Dúin na nGéadh ocus Cath Muighe Ráth, Christiania, 1910.
[ed.] [tr.] OʼDonovan, John [ed. and tr.], The banquet of Dun na n-Gedh and the battle of Magh Rath, Dublin: Irish Archaeological Society, 1842.
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Secondary sources (select)

Herbert, Máire, “Fled Dúin na nGéd: a reappraisal”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 18 (Winter, 1989): 75–87.
Dennis Groenewegen
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