Dinnshenchas of Connacht
verse beg. Connachta cid dia tá int ainm

  • Late Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Irish legendary history, Mythological Cycle
Poem which offers a mythological account for the origin of the name Connacht, formerly Cóiced Ol nÉcmacht. 15 stanzas.
Initial words (verse)
  • Connachta cid dia tá int ainm
  • Late Middle Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Irish legendary historyIrish legendary history

Mythological CycleMythological Cycle


Connacht/Cúige Chonnacht
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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.

[crit. ed.] [tr.] Carey, John, “Connachta cid dia tá int ainm”, Celtica 32 (2020): 127–144.
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. O'Brien, and Anne O'Sullivan (eds.), The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>
Vol. 1, 100–102 Diplomatic edition. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Carey, John, “Connachta cid dia tá int ainm”, Celtica 32 (2020): 127–144.
O'Curry, Eugene, and W. K. Sullivan [ed.], On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish: a series of lectures, 3 vols, vol. 2: Lectures, vol. 1, London, 1873.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
10–11 direct link
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