Comarbada Pátraic‘The heirs (coarbs) of Patrick’

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Ard Macha
Ard Macha ... Armagh
County Armagh


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.] Lawlor, H. J., and R. I. Best (eds.), “The ancient list of coarbs of Patrick”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 35 C (1918–1920): 316–362.
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[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “The Laud synchronisms. From Laud 610, fol. 112 a 1–116 b 1”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 9 (1913): 471–485.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
478–479, 481–482 Text in Laud Misc. 610

Secondary sources (select)

Haggart, Craig, “Abbatial contention in Armagh in the eighth and ninth centuries: the Comarbada Pátraic as a source”, Studia Hibernica 32 (2002–2003): 35–58.
Dumville, David N., “The Armagh list of ‘coarbs of St Patrick’”, in: Dumville, David N., and Lesley Abrams (eds.), Saint Patrick, AD 493–1993, Studies in Celtic History 13, Woodbridge: Boydell, 1993. 273–278.
Dennis Groenewegen
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