De maccaib Conaire‘Concerning the sons of Conaire’

  • Cycles of the Kings, Ulster Cycle, minor Irish prose tales
Prose narrative in which the sons of Conaire mac Moghaláma take revenge on Nemed mac Srobcind for slaying their father. Gwynn suggests that the scribe of the Book of Leinster amended his text so as to make this story a continuation of Togail bruidne Da Derga.
  • Middle Irish?
Textual relationships
Cf. Togail bruidne Da Derga. A fuller account, which also includes the tale of Nemed (Neimed)'s death, is told by Keating in Foras feasa ar Éirinn.


    Cycles of the Kings Ulster Cycle


    Conaire mac MoghalámaConaire mac Moghaláma
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    Nemed mac SrobcindNemed mac SrobcindNo short description available
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    [ed.] [tr.] Gwynn, Lucius [ed. and tr.], “De maccaib Conaire”, Ériu 6 (1912): 144–153.
    Based on LL.
    [dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1967. xv + pp. 1119-1325.
    CELT – pp. 1119-1192 and 1202-1325: <link>
    1262–1264 direct link
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