Lebor gabála Érenn, second redaction‘The book of the taking of Ireland’
- Middle Irish, Early Modern Irish
- Cycles of the Kings, Irish legendary history, Lebor gabála Érenn, Mythological Cycle
- E = Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1433 2, pp. 61-92 (vol. 2) [s. xvi]p. 61ffImperfect
- R = Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512 III, (a) ff. 75B-100, (b) ff. 37-44 [s. xv?]ff. 75B–90
- Y (Scowcroft)/V (Macalister) = Manuscript fragments that are thought to belong together and to have been written by the scribe of the Yellow Book of Lecan proper.
- V1 (Macalister) = Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D v 1 (537) [s. xiv (?)]
- V2 (Macalister) =
- V1 (Macalister) =
- L (Scowcroft)/Λ (Macalister) = Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 2 = Book of Lecan [s. xvin]ff. 1–16 (facsimile)Macalister's sigl. Λ (sometimes miswritten as A).
- P = Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 10 1, pp. 1-18 [s. xvi2]ff. 1–2
- D = Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D iv 3 (1224) [s. xvi]Written by Muirghius Ó Maolchonaire. Notes in the margin frequently credit LU as a source.(1)n. 1 Thomas F. O'Rahilly • Kathleen Mulchrone • Elizabeth FitzPatrick • A. I. Pearson, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy (1926–1970): Vol. 6 (1943), fasc. 27: 3367ff.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 24 P 13 (1068) [s. xvii]pp. 201–256
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 H 28 (712) [s. xviii]ff. 1–9revised, abridged version, with the verse omitted
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS B iv 1b (1269) [s. xv-xvii?]part 3 ff. 4r, 3Damaged copy
- Middle Irish Early Modern Irish
Middle Irish and Early Modern Irish.
Middle Irish poem (25 qq) attributed to Eochaid úa Flainn concerning the first settlements of Ireland by Cessair and Partholón. The poem as we have it was incorporated in the Lebor gabála Érenn and is common to all major recensions.
Middle Irish poem which is concerned with the origins of Emain Macha and is attested as a poem incorporated in recensions of Lebor gabála Érenn. While the Book of Leinster version seems to break off after 16 qq, the longer version which occurs in other recensions (46 qq) has a final quatrain which attributes the poem to Eochaid úa Flainn.
Early Irish poem (9 st.) in Lebor gabála Érenn concerning the arrival of three fishermen from Spain to Ireland before the Flood.
An introduction to the tract De gabálaib Érenn. It lists the peoples who are said to have invaded Ireland before the Goídil, namely Cessair, Partholón, Nemed, the Fir Bolg, the Fir Domnann, the Gáiléoin and the Túatha Dé Danann. Their narratives are told in the course of the tract.Lebor gabála Érenn 2B. The AntediluviansLebor gabála Érenn 2B. The AntediluviansAn account of the first people to set foot on Ireland before the Deluge, namely Banba, later followed by Partholón, or three certain fishermen from Spain, although they navigated the waters of Ireland without setting foot on land.Lebor gabála Érenn 2C. CesairLebor gabála Érenn 2C. CesairAn account of the settlement of Ireland by Cesair, granddaughter of Noah, before the Flood.Lebor gabála Érenn 2D. PartholónLebor gabála Érenn 2D. PartholónAn account of the invasion of Ireland by Partholón and his sons (the first to be undertaken after the Flood), their struggles with the Fomoire and the bursting forth of seven new lakes.Lebor gabála Érenn 2E(1). Gabáil NemidLebor gabála Érenn 2E(1). Gabáil NemidAn account of the invasion of Ireland by Nemed and his sons (from Scythia), the bursting forth of four new lakes, their struggles with the Fomoire and Nemed’s death by plague.Lebor gabála Érenn 2E(2). Togail Tuir ChonaindLebor gabála Érenn 2E(2). Togail Tuir ChonaindAn account of the fortunes of Nemed’s people after their leader’s death by plague, namely their revolt against the Fomoire, the siege of the Tower of Conand/Conaing and the dispersal of Nemed’s people.Lebor gabála Érenn 2F(1). Gabáil Fer mBolgLebor gabála Érenn 2F(1). Gabáil Fer mBolgAn 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.Lebor gabála Érenn 2F(2). Immirgi Mac nÚmóirLebor gabála Érenn 2F(2). Immirgi Mac nÚmóirAn account of the flight of the Fir Bolg to a number of islands following their defeat in the battle of Mag Tuired; their expulsion by the Picts; and their return to Ireland with the aid of Ailill and Medb of Connacht.Lebor gabála Érenn 2G(1). Gabáil Tuath nDéLebor gabála Érenn 2G(1). Gabáil Tuath nDéAn account of the taking of Ireland by the Tuatha Dé Danann, from their previous whereabouts and first arrival in Ireland to the defeat of the Fir Bolg in the first battle of Mag Tuired.Lebor gabála Érenn 2G(2). Kings of the Túatha Dé DanannLebor gabála Érenn 2G(2). Kings of the Túatha Dé DanannAn account of the kings of the Tuatha Dé Danann, namely Nuadu, Lug, the Dagda, Delbaeth, Fíacha and the trio Mac Cuill, Mac Cécht and Mac Gréine; and their conflict with the Fomoire, culmimating in the second battle of Mag Tuired.Lebor gabála Érenn 2G(3). Genelach Tuath DéLebor gabála Érenn 2G(3). Genelach Tuath DéAn enumeration of the deities of the Tuatha Dé Danann, their pedigrees and other items of interest.Lebor gabála Érenn 2H(1). The death of ÍthLebor gabála Érenn 2H(1). The death of ÍthAn account of the meeting between Íth mac Breogain and three kings of the Tuatha Dé Danann at Ailech Néit; and of Íth’s death in his attempt to arbritrate a dispute among the Tuatha Dé.Lebor gabála Érenn 2H(2). Gabáil Mac MíledLebor gabála Érenn 2H(2). Gabáil Mac MíledAn account of the taking of Ireland by the sons of Míl. The first part or textual layer is concerned with Milesian history until the time when Ireland is divided between Érimón and Éber. The second enumerates the tuatha that spring from the sons of Míl.Lebor gabála Érenn/3B. King-listsLebor gabála Érenn/3B. King-listsView incoming dataLebor gabála Érenn 4. Comaimsera ríg in domuin ocus gabal nÉrenn / fri rígaib ÉrennLebor gabála Érenn 4. Comaimsera ríg in domuin ocus gabal nÉrenn / fri rígaib ÉrennFourth tract of Lebor gabála Érenn. It contains synchronisms (comaimsera) that place Irish national history, from the legendary Partholón to the historical king Fergal mac Maíle Dúin, in the Eusebian chronological scheme of world history.Ochtauin August ind ríOchtauin August ind ríView incoming dataOllar ocus OllarbaOllar ocus OllarbaView incoming dataRéidig dam, a Dé, do nim (Flann Mainistrech)Réidig dam, a Dé, do nim (Flann Mainistrech)A series of seven poemsRíg Themra dia tesband tnúRíg Themra dia tesband tnúMiddle Irish poem attributed and presumably written by Flann Mainistrech.
Túatha Dé Danann fo diamairTúatha Dé Danann fo diamair
Poem (11 quatrains) embedded in the Lebor gabála Érenn.
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