Foglaim Con Culainn ‘The training of Cú Chulainn’

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Foglaim Con Culainn
‘The training of Cú Chulainn’
also referred to as Do fhogluim Chonculainn and Oileamhain Con Cualainn.
ff. 45r–49v
Paper manuscript written by Richard Tipper in 1715. beginning ‘Do fhogluim Chongculann anso síos’. Edited from this manuscript by Stokes.
Other copies listed by d'Arbois de Jubainville, dating from the 18th century and later:(1)n. 1 Marie-Henri D'Arbois de Jubainville, Essai d'un catalogue de la littérature épique de l'Irlande: précédé d'une étude sur les manuscripts en langue irlandaise conservés dans les Iles Britanniques et sur le continent (1883): 140–141.
London, British Library, MS Egerton 145
p. 45ff
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 22 E 3
p. 138ff
Textual relationships
Related: Cles Con CulainnCles Con Culainn

A repertory of Cú Chulainn's feats, similar to that contained in Scéla Conchobuir meic Nessa.


Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797


Cú Chulainn
Cú Chulainn
Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)

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[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The training of Cúchulain”, Revue Celtique 29 (1908): 109–152, 312–314 (add. and corr.).
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Based on Egerton 106.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, “Oileamhain Con Cualainn: ‘Cú Chulainn’s Training’”, Emania 19 (2002): 43–52.
Dennis Groenewegen, Patrick Brown
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March 2011, last updated: January 2024