Texts

Cath Maige Rath‘The battle of Mag Rath’

  • Old Irish, Early Middle Irish
  • Cycles of the Kings
First and shorter recension of the tale of the battle of Mag Rath.
Title
Cath Maige Rath
‘The battle of Mag Rath’
also Cath Muigi Rath
Manuscripts
Language
  • Old Irish Early Middle Irish
  • Dillon (Éigse 7: 201) suggests that the text “may be as early as the tenth century”.

Textual relationships

Classification

Cycles of the Kings

Subjects

Domnall mac Áeda meic AinmirechDomnall mac Áeda meic Ainmirech
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Congal CáechCongal Cáech
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Domnall mac Echach BuidiDomnall mac Echach Buidi
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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.] [tr.] Marstrander, Carl [ed. and tr.], “A new version of the battle of Mag Rath”, Ériu 5 (1911): 226–247.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link>
Edited from YBL cols 945-948

Secondary sources (select)

Dillon, Myles, “A note on the texts of Cath Maige Rath preserved in the Yellow Book of Lecan”, Éigse 7:3 (1955): 199–201.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen