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Murray (Kevin)

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Ó Riain, Pádraig, Diarmuid Ó Murchadha, Emma Nic Cárthaigh, and Kevin Murray [eds.], Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, London: Irish Texts Society, 2003–?.
Murray, Kevin (ed.), Revisiting the Cycles of the Kings, Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures, 6, Cork: CSCL, 2022.  
abstract:

This collection of essays focuses on the medieval Irish tales which modern scholarship has designated as belonging to the category of literature known as the Cycles of the Kings. The five scholars featured in this volume (Neil Buttimer, Clodagh Downey, Ralph O'Connor, Ken Ó Donnchú and Aogán Ó hIarlaithe) have already made a substantial contribution to our understanding of this body of material. In these studies, all the authors engage to a greater or lesser extent with the concept of the cycle, and with its importance to the study of medieval Irish literature.

Murray, Kevin, The early Fenian corpus, Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures, 5, Cork: CSCL, 2021.  
abstract:

The Early Fenian Cycle is concerned with texts primarily written before the end of the Middle Irish period (up to 1200) which deal with Finn mac Cumaill and his fían (‘warrior band’), his son Oisín, his grandson Oscar, and with other fíana and their leaders. This work provides a catalogue of early constituent texts pertaining to this Cycle, with a focus on their dates of composition, on the manuscripts in which they are found and on the editions and translations currently available.

Ó Riain, Pádraig, Kevin Murray, and Emma Nic Cárthaigh, Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, fasc. 8: Druach-Duthaire, Irish Texts Society, London: Irish Texts Society, 2020.
Murray, Kevin, “Córus bésgnai: a window on the medieval Irish church [Review artcle]”, Studia Hibernica 46 (2020): 135–143.
Murray, Kevin, “In memoriam Máire Próinséas Ní Chatháin (1936–2018)”, Éigse 40 (2019): 414–417.
Murray, Kevin, “Sources of Irish mythology: the significance of the dinnṡenchas”, North American Journal of Celtic Studies 3:2 (2019): 155–170.
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Murray, Kevin, “The late medieval Irish-language manuscript tradition in North Roscommon: the case of Royal Irish Academy MS 23 N 10”, in: Richie Farrell, Kieran OʼConor, and Matthew Potter (eds), Roscommon, history & society: interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county, 26, Dublin: Geography Publications, 2018. 191–209.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, Kevin Murray, and Emma Nic Cárthaigh, Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, fasc. 7: D-Drongán, London: Irish Texts Society, 2018.
Murray, Kevin (ed.), Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne: reassessments, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series, 30, London: Irish Texts Society, 2018.
Murray, Kevin, “Genre construction: the creation of the dinnshenchas”, The Journal of Literary Onomastics 6:1 (2017): 11–21.
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Murray, Kevin, “H and the first recension of the Táin”, Studia Celtica Fennica 14 (2017): 127–138.
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Murray, Kevin, The early Finn Cycle, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017. 200 pp.  
abstract:
The Finn (or Fenian) Cycle (fíanaigecht) is classified by modern scholarship as one of four medieval Irish literary cycles along with the Ulster Cycle, the Cycle of Historical Tales (or Cycles of the Kings) and the Mythological Cycle. It is primarily composed of material dealing with the legendary character Finn mac Cumaill, his warrior band (fían), his son Oisín and his grandson Oscar. In a fashion recalling the expansion of the Arthurian legend throughout Europe, the traditions centred on Finn grew from localized beginnings to spread throughout the entire Gaelic-speaking world. This study takes as its focus the early Finn Cycle, up to and including the composition of the most significant fíanaigecht tale, Acallam na senórach (‘The colloquy of the ancients’), at the beginning of the Early Modern Irish period. The volume also deals in detail with topics such as the nature of the fían; the extent of early fragmentary Finn Cycle sources; the background to Tóraigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne (‘The pursuit of Diarmaid and Gráinne’); the boyhood deeds and death of Finn; and the development of the Fenian lay tradition. The Early Finn Cycle details and investigates the primary and secondary sources for the study of this material and traces the literary development of the early fíanaigecht corpus. In so doing, it seeks to account for the emergence of the Finn Cycle from fragmentarily documented beginnings to become the dominant genre of Gaelic literature after 1200.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, Kevin Murray, and Emma Nic Cárthaigh, Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, fasc. 6: Cóbh-Cutloch, London: Irish Texts Society, 2016.
Murray, Kevin, “The dating of Branwen: the ‘Irish question’ revisited”, in: John Carey, Kevin Murray, and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (eds), Sacred histories: a Festschrift for Máire Herbert, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015. 247–250.
Carey, John, Kevin Murray, and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (eds), Sacred histories: a Festschrift for Máire Herbert, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015.
Murray, Kevin, “The voyaging of St. Columba’s clerics”, in: John Carey, Emma Nic Cárthaigh, and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (eds), The end and beyond: medieval Irish eschatology, vol. 2, 17.2, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2014. 761–823.
Murray, Kevin, and Aidan Doyle (eds), In dialogue with the Agallamh: essays in honour of Seán Ó Coileáin, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014.
Murray, Kevin, “The reworking of Old Irish narrative texts in the Middle Irish period: contexts and motivations”, in: Elizabeth Boyle, and Deborah Hayden (eds), Authorities and adaptations: the reworking and transmission of textual sources in medieval Ireland, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2014. 291–306.
Murray, Kevin (ed.), Lebor na cert: reassessments, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series, 25, London: Irish Texts Society, 2013.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, Diarmuid Ó Murchadha, and Kevin Murray, Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, fasc. 5: Clais an Chairn-Cnucha, London: Irish Texts Society, 2013.
Murray, Kevin, “Interpreting the evidence: problems with dating the early fíanaigecht corpus”, in: Sharon J. Arbuthnot, and Geraldine Parsons (eds), The Gaelic Finn tradition, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. 31–49.
Murray, Kevin, and Pádraig Ó Riain (eds), Edmund Hogan’s Onomasticon Goedelicum: reconsiderations, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series, 23, London: Irish Texts Society, 2011.
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Thornton, Donna J., and Kevin Murray (eds), Bibliography of publications on Irish placenames, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series, 22, London: Irish Texts Society, 2011.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, Diarmuid Ó Murchadha, and Kevin Murray, Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, fasc. 4: Fascicle 4 / Fascúl 4 (Ceall Ghabhann-Cláiríne), London: Irish Texts Society, 2011.


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