Texts

Betha Caoimhgin (I)‘Life of St Cóemgen’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Irish hagiography
Prose Life of St Cóemgen (Cáemgen, Kevin)
Manuscripts
  • Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 2324-2340 (3410) [1629]
    ff. 274a–277b
    Transcript by Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, followed by Betha Caoimhgin II
  • Language
    • Middle Irish
    • Late Middle Irish
    Form
    prose (primary)

    Classification

    Irish hagiography

    Subjects

    Cóemgen of GlendaloughCóemgen (var. Cáemgen, Caoimhghin, Caoimhin, Kevin) of Glendalough
    (d. c. 618)
    Kevin of Glendalough
    patron saint of Glenn Dá Locha (Glendalough)
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    Sources

    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.] Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
    CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    125–130 direct link
    [tr.] Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translations, notes, indexes, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
    CELT – translations: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    121–126 (English translation); 342–343 (textual notes) direct link

    Secondary sources (select)

    Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
    CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    xxvii ff direct link