Lebor gabála Érenn 2F(1). Gabáil Fer mBolg

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  • Lebor gabála Érenn
An account of the taking of Ireland by the Fir Bolg, the Fir Domnann and the Gáiléoin; and the reign of the Fir Bolg under a succession of high-kings.
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Lebor gabála Érenn
Lebor gabála Érenn
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Fir Bolg
Fir Bolg
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Fir DomnannFir Domnann
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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.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 4, Irish Texts Society, 41, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1939.
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6–13 (§§ 278–285, Rec. A); 14–23 (§§ 286–290, Rec. B); 28–35 (§§ 294–297, Rec. C); 44–47 (§ 303, Min) + verse texts.

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Scowcroft, R. Mark, “Leabhar Gabhála. Part I: the growth of the text”, Ériu 38 (1987): 79–140.  
Dennis Groenewegen
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