Dá apstol décc na hÉrenn

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Dá apstol décc na hÉrenn

    Dá apstol décc na hÉrenn‘The twelve apostles of Ireland’

    • prose, verse, prosimetrum
    • Irish hagiography
    Middle or Early Modern Irish narrative, told in prose and verse, about St Brénainn moccu Altae (of Clonfert), who is here ranked among the Irish saints who studied under St Finnian at Clúain Eraird (Clonard), known collectively as the ‘twelve apostles of Ireland’. One day, when Finnian has convened the saints for a feast, a large magical flower from the Land of Promise (Tír Tairngire) appears to them. It ultimately falls to Brénainn to set out on a voyage to visit the land. The text goes on to relate some of the adventures of Brénainn and his companions.

    Classification

    Irish hagiography

    Subject tags

    Brénainn of ClonfertBrénainn of Clonfert, Brénainn mac Findloga (d. 577) – Brénainn (Brenden; Brendan) mac Findloga, early Connacht saint, patron of Clonfert, and legendary voyager
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    Brénainn of BirrBrénainn of Birr (d. 565/73) – Brendan mac Nemainn, patron saint of Birr
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    Finnian of ClonardFinnian of Clonard
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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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
    CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    96–102
    [tr.] Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translations, notes, indexes, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
    CELT – translations: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    93–98
    [ed.] Thurneysen, Rudolf, “Eine Variante der Brendan-Legende”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 408–420.
    CELT – edition and introduction: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

    Secondary sources

    Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
    CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    xxiv–xxv
    Mac Mathúna, Séamus, “The Irish Life of Saint Brendan: textual history, structure and date”, in: Strijbosch, Clara, and Glyn S. Burgess (eds.), The Brendan legend. Texts and versions, The Northern World 24, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2006. 117–158.

    Mac Mathúna, Séamus, “The Irish Life of Saint Brendan: textual history, structure and date”, in: Strijbosch, Clara, and Glyn S. Burgess (eds.), The Brendan legend. Texts and versions, The Northern World 24, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2006. 117–158.
    Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
    CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    96–102   “Dá apstol decc na hÉrenn”
    Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translations, notes, indexes, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
    CELT – translations: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    93–98   “The twelve apostles of Ireland (Brendan II)”
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, “Eine Variante der Brendan-Legende”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 408–420.
    CELT – edition and introduction: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

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