Scéla Moshauluim ⁊ Maic Con ⁊ Luigdech ‘The story of Moshaulum and Mac Con and Luigith’

  • prose, prosimetrum
  • Finn Cycle
9th century (O'Daly)
prose, prosimetrum (primary)
verse (secondary)
Textual relationships
Related: Sanas Cormaic/RincneSanas Cormaic/Rincne

Entry for ‘rincne’ in Sanas Cormaic, with an anecdote about Ferchess, Mac Con and Finn úa Báiscni.


Finn Cycle
Finn Cycle
id. 578


Ailill Ólomm
Ailill Ólomm
(time-frame ass. with Irish legendary history)
king of Munster; reputed ancestor of the Éoganacht and Dál Cais; a prominent figure in various king-tales, such as those revolving around the Battle of Mag Mucrama.

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Dáire Doimthech
Dáire Doimthech
legendary king of Tara, ancestor figure for the Dáirine and father of the five Luigdig (sons named Lugaid).

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Lugaid Mac Con
Lugaid Mac Con
Often simply Mac Con, a legendary high-king of Ireland from a people based in Munster; said to have defeated Éogan Mór and Art mac Cuinn in the battle of Mucrama after a return from exile following the battle of Cenn Abrat.

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Finn mac Cumaill
Finn mac Cumaill (Find úa Báiscni)
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle, Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt)
Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían

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Ferchess mac Commáin
Ferchess mac Commáin
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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.] [tr.] OʼDaly, Máirín [ed. and tr.], Cath Maige Mucrama: The battle of Mag Mucrama, Irish Texts Society, 50, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1975.
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Ailill Aulom, Mac Con, and Find ua Báiscne”, in: Kuno Meyer, Fianaigecht: being a collection of hitherto inedited Irish poems and tales relating to Finn and his Fiana, 16, London: Hodges, Figgis, 1910. 28–41.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, The heroic biography of Cormac mac Airt, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1977.
Dennis Groenewegen
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October 2010, last updated: January 2024