Lebor gabála Érenn/2H(1). The death of Íth

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  • Lebor gabála Érenn
An 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.
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Lebor gabála Érenn


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[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 5, Irish Texts Society 44, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1942.
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10–21 (§§ 378–384, Recensions A, B and C)

Secondary sources (select)

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