Dinnshenchas of Eithne and Carn Furbaide

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn, dinnshenchas, Ulster Cycle
Dinnshenchas of the River Eithne, said to be named for Eithne daughter of Eochaid Feidlech. The narrative is closely related to that of the Dinnshenchas of Carn Furbaide but focuses on Eithne rather than her son Furbaide.
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  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)
verse (secondary)
Contains poems
Eithne máthair maic in rig’ » Quatrain cited at the end of the prose story.
Textual relationships
Related: Dinnshenchas of Carn FurbaideDinnshenchas of Carn FurbaidePoem on the dinnshenchas of Carn Furbaide (near Granard), also known as Carn Uí Chathbath.


Dinnshenchas Érenn
Dinnshenchas Érenn
id. 6712
dinnshenchasIrish narrative literature, onomastic lore and learning, topographical literature
id. 32607
Ulster CycleIrish narrative literature
Ulster Cycle
id. 27478


Eithne [daughter of Eochaid Feidlech]Eithne, daughter of Eochaid Feidlech
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
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Furbaide Fer BendFurbaide Fer Bend
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Son of Conchobar mac Nessa (king of the Ulaid) in the Ulster Cycle of tales
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Eithne [river]Eithne ... river

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Carn FurbaideCarn Furbaide

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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.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, “The Bodleian dinnshenchas”, Folk-Lore 3 (1892): 467–516.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
476–477 [id. 8. ‘Eithne’] direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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