The monastery of Tallaght

  • Old Irish, Early Modern Irish, Latin
  • Texts associated with the Céli Dé
Text on the precepts and religious habits of Máel Ruain, first abbot of Tallaght, and his pupil Máel Díthruib, of Terryglass.(1)n. 1 Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 101–102.
Anonymous, a contemporary of Máel Díthruib.(2)n. 2 Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 101–102.
  • Old Irish Early Modern Irish Latin
  • Old Irish (first version);Early Modern Irish and Latin (second version).(6)n. 6 Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 101–102.
815 x 840.(3)n. 3 Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 101–102.
Textual relationships

Cf. Óentu Mail Ruain.

Related: Óentu Mail RuainÓentu Mail Ruainlisting 12 persons associated with Máel Ruain, founder of Tallaght.


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Máel RuainMáel Ruain
(d. 792)
Founding bishop-abbot of the monastery of Tallaght (Ir. Tamlacht, Co. Dublin) and a pioneer and leader of a kind of monastic reform that inspired the emergence of the Céli Dé.
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Máel DíthruibMáel Díthruib
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Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 101–102.
Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 101–102.
Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 101–102.
Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 104–105.
Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 106–109.
Westley Follett, Céli Dé in Ireland (2006): 101–102.

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.] Gwynn, E. J., and Walter J. Purton, “The monastery of Tallaght”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 29 C (1911–1912): 115–179.
Internet Archive: <link> TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link>
[ed.] Scarre, Annie M. [ed.], “Bithbin menadaige”, in: Osborn Bergin, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. OʼKeeffe (eds), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 1, Halle and Dublin, 1907. 75.
Internet Archive: <link>
Ch. 73–74 from RIA MS 23 P 3.
[tr.] Ní Dhonnchadha, Máirín [ed.], “Mary, Eve and the Church (c. 600-1800)”, in: Angela Bourke, Siobhán Kilfeather, and Maria Luddy [et al.] (eds), The Field Day anthology of Irish writing, vol. IV: Irish women's writing and traditions, Cork: Cork University Press, 2002. 45–165.
105–106 Excerpts in English translation.
[tr.] McNeill, John T., and Helena M. Gamer, Medieval handbooks of penance; a translation of the principal libri poenitentiales and selections from related documents, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies, 29, New York: Columbia University Press, 1938.  
comments: Reprinted in 1965 and 1991.
422ff (App. 2) Excerpts in English translation.

Secondary sources (select)

Follett, Westley, Céli Dé in Ireland: monastic writing and identity in the early Middle Ages, Studies in Celtic History, 23, Woodbridge, 2006.
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.
471–472 (§ 264) [id. 264. ‘Notes on the customs of Tallaght’]
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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