Sáerchlanna Érenn uile ‘The noble families of all Ireland’

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
A syllabic poem incorporated in the two Middle Irish recensions of the saga concerning the revolt of the aithech-thúatha, Bruiden Meic Da Réo and Scél ar Chairbre Cinn Cait. It consists of twelve stanzas.
  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 12
Textual relationships
Related: Bruiden Meic Da RéoBruiden Meic Da RéoA Middle Irish saga which recounts how in Ireland, the vassal peoples (aithech-thúatha) rebelled and decimated the leading noble families and how the survivors regained power through the mediation of the judge Morann.Scél ar Chairbre Cinn CaitScél ar Chairbre Cinn CaitThe second of two Middle Irish recensions, the other being Bruiden Meic Da Réo, which recount how in early Ireland, the vassal peoples (aithech-thúatha) rebelled and decimated the leading noble families. This is Thurneysen's ‘Recension I’, except for the modernised text in the Edinburgh MS, which he describes as ‘Recension III’.


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry



revolt of the aithechthúatha
revolt of the aithechthúatha
id. 43509


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.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], “Morands Fürstenspiegel”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 11 (1917): 56–106.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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