Texts

Senchas Már

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish law texts, Compilation
The title Senchas Már refers to a collection of law texts which came into being in the Old Irish period.
Language
  • Old Irish
Associated items
Bretha comaithchesaBretha comaithchesaIntroduction to the Senchas MárIntroduction to the Senchas MárThe introduction of the Senchas Már collection.

Classification

Early Irish law textsEarly Irish law texts
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CompilationCompilation
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Keywords

early Irish law⟨law by societal context⟩
early Irish law
id. 26052

The full body of regulations, practices, principles and legal ideas current in ‘native’ Irish law, from its first recorded instances onwards.

The reconstruction of its contents as attempted by Liam Breatnach and Fergus Kelly will be followed here.

[1] First third

Pseudo-historical prologue to the Senchas Már » entry

» Comments: This is a later addition to the introduction.

(1) Introduction to the Senchas Már » entry

Description: The introduction of the Senchas Már collection.

(2) Cethairshlicht athgabálae » entry

(2a) Di choimét dligthech » entry

(3) Di gnímaib gíall » entry

(4) Cáin íarraith » entry

(5) Cáin shóerraith » entry

(6) Cáin aicillne » entry

(7) Cáin lánamna » entry

(8) Córus béscnai » entry

[2] Middle third

(9) Sechtae » entry

(10) Bretha comaithchesa » entry

(11) Din techtugud » entry

(12) Tosach béscnai » entry

(13) Recholl breth » entry

(14) Di astud chirt ocus dligid » entry

(15) Di thúaslucud rudrad » entry

(16) Fuidir tract » entry

(17) Di fhodlaib cenéoil túaithe » entry

(18) Di dligiud raith ⁊ somaíne la flaith » entry

(19) Díre tract » entry

(20) Bandíre tract » entry

(21) Bechbretha » entry

(22) Coibnes uisci thairidne » entry

(23) Bretha im fhuillema gell » entry

(24) Bretha im gatta » entry

[3] Last third

» Comments:
Fergus Kelly includes the following texts as possibly belonging to the last third:

(25) Court tract » entry

(26) Status tract » entry

(27) Bretha for techt Medbae » entry

(28) Bretha for macshlechtaib » entry

(29) Bretha for catshlechtaib » entry

(30) Bretha for conshlechtaib » entry

(31) Bretha cairdi » entry

(32) Slicht othrusa » entry

(33) Bretha crólige » entry

(34) Bretha Déin Chécht » entry

(35) Injury tract » entry

(36) Bretha Creidini » entry

(37) Lestrai » entry

(38) Muirbretha » entry

(39) Béscnae ráithe » entry

(40) Tract on marriage and divorce » entry

(41) Fidbretha » entry

(42) Di brethaib gaire » entry

(43) Dúilchinni » entry

(44) Bretha sén formae » entry

(45) Córus aithni » entry

(46) Díguin tract » entry

(47) Turbaid tract » entry

Sources

Secondary sources (select)

Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series, 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  
comments: A companion to Binchy (D. A.) 1978a. Review article: McLeod, Neil, “A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici”, Peritia 19 (2005).
Breatnach, Liam, “On the original extent of the Senchas Már”, Ériu 47 (1996): 1–43.
Kelly, Fergus, A guide to early Irish law, Early Irish Law Series, 3, Dublin: DIAS, 1988.
Charles-Edwards, T. M., “Early Irish law”, in: Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (ed.), A new history of Ireland, vol. 1: Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 331–337.
Contributors
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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October 2010, last updated: August 2020