Senchus fer n-Alban ‘The tradition of the men of Scotland’

  • Old Irish
  • prose
  • Irish texts, Genealogical tracts
Senchus fer n-Alban
‘The tradition of the men of Scotland’
Also known as Míniugud senchusa fher n-Alban (‘Explanation of the tradition of the men of Scotland’).

Four manuscripts:

cols 66 (line 10)–69 (line 13)
ff. 109rd (line 9)–110v
beg. ‘Da mac Echach Munreamair’
  • Old Irish
  • Old Irish.

prose (primary)


Irish textsIrish texts

Genealogical tractsGenealogical tracts


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.] Bannerman, John, Studies in the history of Dalriada, Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1974.
[ed.] Dumville, David N. [ed.], “Cethri prímchenéla Dáil Riata”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 20 (2000): 170–191.
Edition, with commentary
[ed.] Dumville, David N., “Ireland and North Britain in the earlier Middle Ages: contexts for Míniugud senchusa fher nAlban”, in: Colm Ó Baoill, and Nancy R. McGuire (eds), Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2000, Aberdeen: An Clò Gaidhealach, 2002. 185–212.
Edition, with commentary

Secondary sources (select)

Woolf, Alex, “Senchus Fer n-Alban”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia, 5 vols, Santa Barbara, Denver and Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2006. Vol. 4: 1605–1606.
Sharpe, Richard, “The thriving of Dalriada”, in: Simon Taylor (ed.), Kings, clerics and chronicles in Scotland, 500–1297: essays in honour of Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. 47–61.
Dennis Groenewegen
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November 2010, last updated: January 2024