Boyle, Elizabeth





Bibliography

Boyle, Elizabeth, and Liam Breatnach, “Senchas Gall Átha Clíath: aspects of the cult of St Patrick in the twelfth century”, in: Carey, John, Kevin Murray, and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (eds), Sacred histories: a Festschrift for Máire Herbert, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015. 22–55.

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Article
Senchas Gall Átha Clíath: aspects of the cult of St Patrick in the twelfth century”
Work
John Carey (ed.) • Kevin Murray (ed.) • Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (ed.), Sacred histories: a Festschrift for Máire Herbert (2015)
Pages
22–55
Year
2015
Online resources
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resource: thecelticist.ie
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Abstract (cited)

This Festschrift contribution comprises the first edition, translation and detailed discussion of Senchas Gall Átha Clíath (‘History of the Foreigners of Dublin’), a late Middle Irish (twelfth-century) poem on the conversion of the people of Dublin to Christianity. Anachronistically, the conversion is attributed to St Patrick, and the poem is discussed in the context of the production of local hagiography and anachronistic charter material in twelfth-century Ireland and Britain in response to Canterbury’s claims to ecclesiastical hegemony. Introduction and source analysis by Elizabeth Boyle; edition, translation and textual notes by Liam Breatnach.

Subjects and topics
Headings
early Irish poetry Ireland and the Vikings
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textual editing textual translation
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Dennis Groenewegen