Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
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Coirpre Crom mac Feradaig
Coirpre Crom(m) mac Feradaig
(d. 904)
bishop of Clonmacnoise

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Ciarán of Clonmacnoise
Ciarán (mac int Shaír) of Clonmacnoise
(c. 515–c. 549)
Irish saint, patron of Clúain Moccu Nóis (Clonmacnoise). Feast-day: 9 September.

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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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Wunderbare Geschichten von Corpre Cromm mac Feradaig”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 224–226.
CELT – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
Text from the Book of Uí Maine
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Three legends from the Brussels manuscript 5100–4”, Revue Celtique 26 (1905): 360–377. Corrigenda in Revue Celtique 27 (1906): 203.
TLH – 1. Coirpre Crom and Maelsechlainn's soul: <link> TLH – 2. Coirpre Crom and S. Ciarán: <link> TLH – 3. Colmán mac Duach and Guaire: <link>
Text from the Brussels MS, with a translation into English
[ed.] [tr.] OʼDonovan, John, “The registry of Clonmacnoise”, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1:2 (1857, 1858): 444–460.
Internet Archive: <link>
53–54 (note 2 beginning on p. 53) Text from Egerton 92. direct link

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Johnson, Máire, “Preserving the body Christian: the motif of ‘recapitation’ in Ireland’s medieval hagiography”, The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe 10 (May, 2007). URL: <>.
On the hagiographic motif of recapitation (the re-attachment of a head to its body)
Kenney, James F., “Chapter V: The monastic churches: II. The churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; general treatises”, in: James F. Kenney, The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Revised ed., 11, New York: Octagon, 1966. 372–485.
381 [id. 169.]
Dennis Groenewegen
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