Aided Néill Noígíallaig‘The violent death of Níall Noígíallach’

  • Cycles of the Kings, Aideda, Cycles of the Kings
Textual relationships
Cf. the longer version in Orcuin Néill Noígíallaig, and a verse version in the dindsenchas poem Dinnshenchas of Ochan.


Cycles of the Kings
 Aideda  Cycles of the Kings

Subject tags

Níall NoígíallachNíall Noígíallach / Níall mac Echach Muigmedóin (supp. fl. 4th/5th century) – high-king of Ireland in early and medieval Irish tradition
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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.] Meyer, Kuno, “A medley of Irish texts: XIII. Aided Néill Nógíallaig”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 323–324. 
Stowe C. I 2, f. 25a.
Celtic Digital Initiative – edition: <link>
edited from C i 2.
Translation wanted.
No translation known at this stage.

Secondary sources (select)

Ní Mhaonaigh, Máire, “Níall Noígíallach’s death-tale”, in: Carey, John, Máire Herbert, and Kevin Murray (eds.), Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places. Essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain, Celtic Studies Publications 9, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2004. 178–191.
Dennis Groenewegen,Patrick Brown
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