Texts

Cáin Éimíne Báin

  • Old Irish, Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Irish hagiography
Miraculous story which relates how the community of St Éimíne Bán at Ros Glaise (probably Monasterevin, Co. Offaly) received a charter of privileges from the king of Leinster. It is said to have been granted after Éimine and his 49 monks sacrificed their lives to save Bran úa Fáeláin (d. 693), king of Leinster, and 49 chiefs of the province from the plague.
Language
  • Old Irish Middle Irish
  • late Old Irish or early Middle Irish
Form
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
Related: Laíd cluic ÉimíneLaíd cluic ÉimínePoem on the bell of Éimíne of Ros Glaise. In the manuscripts the poem is typically found in conjunction with the prose tale Cáin Éimíne Báin.Laíd cluic ÉimíneLaíd cluic ÉimínePoem on the bell of Éimíne of Ros Glaise. In the manuscripts the poem is typically found in conjunction with the prose tale Cáin Éimíne Báin.

Classification

Irish hagiographyIrish hagiography
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Subjects

charters and cartulariescharters and cartularies
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Yellow plagueYellow plague
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Éimíne of MonasterevinÉimíne of Monasterevin
patron of Rosglas (Ros Glaise), i.e. Monasterevin, Co. Kildare
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Mainistir ÉimínMainistir Éimín
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Mainistir ÉimínMainistir Éimín

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Sources

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.] Poppe, Erich, “A new edition of Cáin Éimíne Báin”, Celtica 18 (1986): 35–52.
Critical edition of the texts from RIA 23 P 3 and BL Add. 30512, with notes and English translation.
[ed.] O'Keeffe, J. G., “Cáin Eimíne Bán”, in: Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 1, Halle and Dublin, 1907. 40–45.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
A collation of RIA 23 P 3, BL Add. 30512, and TCD 1285.
[tr.] Plummer, Charles, “Cáin Eimíne Báin”, Ériu 4 (1908–1910): 39–46.

Secondary sources (select)

Poppe, Erich, “The list of sureties in Cáin Éimíne”, Celtica 21 (1990): 588–592.
Contributors
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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November 2014, last updated: September 2022