Udhacht Athairne‘The testament of Athirne’

  • Ulster Cycle
An anecdote related in Bretha nemed dédenach, in which Athirne prophesies the birth of Christ and gives instructions to his pupils.
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Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797


(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Chief poet and satirist of the Ulstermen in the Ulster Cycle.
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[ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 745–1138; diplomatic edition of legal material from Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337 (continued, pp. 745–1109); Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1317 (pp. 1111–1138)
1115.2–22 Diplomatic edition of the text from TCD 1317
[ed.] [tr.] Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Liam Breatnach, and Aidan Breen, “The laws of the Irish”, Peritia 3 (1984): 382–438.
420–422 An editon and translation of the text.
Dennis Groenewegen
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