Cín Dromma Snechtai

  • Irish language
  • s.viii / s. xin
  • Lost Irish manuscripts
Cín Dromma Snechtai
Irish narrative literature
Provenance and related aspects
Irish language
s.viii / s. xin
Various suggestions have been offered for the date of compilation, ranging from the early 8th century (Thurneysen) to the late 9th or even 10th century (Mac Mathúna).
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
State of existence
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


Secondary sources (select)

Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], Zu irischen Handschriften und Litteraturdenkmälern [I], Abhandlungen der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse 14.2, Berlin, 1912.  
comments: Continued by Rudolf Thurneysen, Zu irischen Handschriften und Litteraturdenkmälern II (1913).
[‘Cín Dromma Snechta; Compert Con Culainn nach der Handschrift von Druim Snechta; Baile Chuind Chétchathaig nach der Handschrift von Druim Snechta; Forfess fer Falga nach Handschrift von Druim Snechta’]
Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.  
comments: Part 1 (chapters 1-23): Allgemeines; Part 2 (chapters 1-85): Die Ulter Sage
Internet Archive: <link>
Carey, John, “On the interrelationships of some Cín Dromma Snechtai texts”, Ériu 46 (1995): 71–92.
Celtic Digital Initiative: <link>
Mac Mathúna, Séamus, Immram Brain: Bran’s Journey to the Land of the Women, Buchreihe der Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 2, Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1985.
CELT – edition (pp. 33–45): <link>
421–469 [‘Cín Dromma Snechtai: a reappraisal’]
Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “A Connacht medieval literary heritage: texts derived from Cín Dromma Snechtai through Leabhar na hUidhre”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 16 (Winter, 1988): 1–40.
Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, “On the Cín Dromma Snechta version of Togail brudne Uí Dergae”, Ériu 41 (1990): 103–114.
Hull, Vernam, “Togail Bruidne Da Derga: the Cín Dromma Snechta recension”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 24 (1954): 131–132.
Dennis Groenewegen
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