Flannacán (author of Don tres Troí)

  • fl. late 12th century?
  • authors, scholars
Medieval Irish scholar who describes himself as the author of Don tres Troí.
Cf. Flannacán Úa DubthaigÚa Dubthaig (Flannacán)
(d. c. 1168 (AFM s.a. 1168))
Flannacán úa Dubthaig
Irish bishop of Elphin, who is remembered in the annals as a prominent scholar (ard-ecnaid) and historian (ard-shenchaid). A genealogical tract on the Síl Muiredaig in BB is attributed to him. He is said to have died at Cong.
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Miles, Brent, “The Irish history of the ‘third Troy’ and medieval writing of history”, in: Sarah Sheehan, Joanne Findon, and Westley Follett (eds), Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 220–237.
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