Cath Ruis na Ríg

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Ulster Cycle
Book of Leinster recension
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Uáitéar Mac Gearailt dates the LL version to “possibly mid-way through the second half of the twelfth century” (1991: 129).
prose (primary)
verse (secondary)


Ulster Cycle

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Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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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.

[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 4, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1965.
CELT – pp. 761-781 and 785-841: <link>
761–779 (lines 22627–23283) Diplomatic edition of the text in LL. direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Hogan, Edmund [ed. and tr.], Cath Ruis na Ríg for Bóinn, Todd Lecture Series 4, Dublin, 1892.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
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