Trí bior-ghaoithe an bháis‘The three shafts of death’

Keating (Geoffrey)
  • Early Modern Irish
  • Irish literature
A treatise written c. 1631 by Geoffrey Keating (Seathrún Céitinn) in which he reflects on the nature of life and death.
Geoffrey KeatingKeating (Geoffrey)
Céitinn (Seathrún)
Irish priest, historian and poet; author of Foras feasa ar Éirinn
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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.] Bergin, Osborn, Geoffrey Keating. Trí bior-ghaoithe an bháis: The three shafts of death, 2nd ed., Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1931.
CELT – text: <link>
[ed.] Atkinson, Robert [ed.], Trí bior-ghaoithe an bháis (‘The three shafts of death’) of Rev. Geoffrey Keating, Irish Manuscript Series 2.1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1890.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
with corrigenda on p. 462
Translation wanted.
Dennis Groenewegen
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February 2013, last updated: March 2022