Genemain Áedo Sláine ‘The birth of Áed Sláine’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Cycles of the Kings
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish

prose (primary)
verse (secondary)
Contains poems
Mugain ingen Chonchraid chaín’ » attributed to Flann Mainistrech
Associated items
Mugain ingen Chonchraid chaínMugain ingen Chonchraid chaín


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80


Áed Sláine mac Diarmata
Áed Sláine mac Díarmata
(d. 604)
joint high-king of Ireland, eponymous ancestor of Síl nÁedo Sláine; said to be a son of Díarmait mac Cerbaill and Mugain.

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Mairenn Máel [wife of Díarmait mac Cerbaill]Mairenn Máel ... wife of Díarmait mac Cerbaill
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.

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Mugain ingen Chonchraid
Mugain ingen Chonchraid
(time-frame ass. with Díarmait mac Cerbaill)
one of Díarmait mac Cerbaill's wives and mother of Áed Sláine

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Áed of Rahugh
Áed of Rahugh
(d. 589)
Áed mac Bricc, patron saint of Ráith Áeda and Cell Fháir / Áir (Rahugh and Killare, Co. Westmeath)

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Finnian of Moville
Finnian of Moville
Findbarr, patron saint of Mag Bile (Moville)

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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.

OʼGrady, Standish Hayes, Silva Gadelica, 2 vols, London: Williams & Norgate, 1892.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 1 (originally from Google): <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2 (originally from Google): <link>, <link>
Vol 1: 82–84; vol. 2: 88–91. Recension 1. Edition, with German translation, based on LU.
Windisch, Ernst [ed. and tr.], “Sitzung am 29. Juli 1884: Ein mittelirisches Kunstgedicht über die Geburt des Königs Aed Sláne. Mit Beiträgen zur irischen Metrik”, Berichte über die Verhandlungen der Königlich Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Philologisch-Historische Classe 36 (1884): 191–243.
Internet Archive: <link>
Recension 1. Based on LU, and poem from LL.
For diplomatic editions of the texts in LU and LL, see Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 E 25 and Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339.
Arbuthnot, Sharon [ed. and tr.], Cóir anmann: a late Middle Irish treatise on personal names, 2 vols, Irish Texts Society, 59, 60, London: Irish Texts Society, 2005–2007.
§ 134 (pp. 37–38 and 111–112) Recension 2 (Cóir anmann).
Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Cóir anmann (Fitness of names)”, in: Ernst Windisch, and Whitley Stokes [eds.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 3, Leipzig, 1897. 285–444, 557.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
§ 133. Recension 2 (Cóir anmann).
Dennis Groenewegen
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