Scél na Fír Flatha, Echtra Cormaic i Tír Tairngiri, ⁊ Ceart Claidib Cormaic ‘The story of the ordeals, Cormac's adventure in Tír Tairngiri, and the decision as to Cormac's sword’

  • Late Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Cycles of the Kings
A composite text comprising three successive tales:
  1. Scél na Fír Flatha (§§ 1-24)
  2. Echtra Cormaic i Tír Tairngiri (§§ 25-54), which has also come down as an independent tale in another Middle Irish recension as well as a modern one. The version that occurs in this text is generally referred to as recension I.
  3. Ceart claidib Cormaic (§§ 59-80)
  • Late Middle Irish
  • Late Middle Irish (Hull).
prose (primary)
Associated items
Ceart claidib CormaicCeart claidib CormaicThis is the third and last tale in the composite text known as Scél na Fír Flatha, Echtra Cormaic i Tír Tairngiri, ocus Ceart Claidib Cormaic, corresponding to §§ 59-80 of Stokes' edition.Echtra Cormaic i Tír TairngiriEchtra Cormaic i Tír TairngiriScél na Fír FlathaScél na Fír Flatha


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80


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.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Irish ordeals, Cormac’s adventure in the Land of Promise, and the decision as to Cormac’s sword”, in: Ernst Windisch, and Whitley Stokes [eds.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 3, Leipzig, 1891. 183–221.
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