Lebor gabála Érenn 5. Christian kings of Ireland

  • Lebor gabála Érenn
Fifth tract of Lebor gabála Érenn
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Do flaithiusaib ⁊ aimseraib hÉrend iar CreitimDo flaithiusaib ⁊ aimseraib hÉrend iar CreitimA king-list in continuation of Réim rígraide. The greater part runs from Lóegaire mac Néill in the 5th century to Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (d. 1022), while a final section deals with a number of ‘kings with opposition’ until Ruaidrí mac Toirrdelbaig Ua Conchobair (late 12th century).


Lebor gabála Érenn
Lebor gabála Érenn
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A. Do fhlaithiusaib ⁊ aimseraib hÉrend iar Creitim » entry

B. Comaimsera ríg nÉrenn ⁊ ríg na Cóiced iar Creitim » entry

C. Flann Mainistrech's king-list

D. The king-list in Rawlinson B 512

» Manuscript details: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512

E. Provincial kings in the Book of Ballymote


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[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 5, Irish Texts Society, 44, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1942.
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Scowcroft, R. Mark, “Leabhar Gabhála. Part I: the growth of the text”, Ériu 38 (1987): 79–140.  
Dennis Groenewegen
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