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Dinnshenchas of Áth nGabla
verse beg. Áth nGrencha, coímchlóifid ainm

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Ulster Cycle, Dinnshenchas

Dinnshenchas of Áth nGabla (Áth nGrencha) and some other places. It is first attested as a poem (6qq) in the LL Táin and elaborated, using additional quatrains and prose, in one of the recensions of Dinnshenchas Érenn. 

Initial words (verse)
  • Áth nGrencha, coímchlóifid ainm
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Manuscripts
Táin bó Cúailnge
Dinnshenchas Érenn C (prose and verse)
B Lc M S S3 H
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
prose, verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
6 or 10 » The version in Dinnshenchas Érenn C has four additional stanzas (stanzas 3, 7, 8 and 9 in Gwynn's edition).

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Ulster Cycle
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

Aurard mac AinchinneAurard mac Ainchinne
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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.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
78–81 [id. 17. ‘Áth nGrencha’] direct link direct link direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 16 (1895): 31–83, 135–167, 269–312, 468.
TLH – edition (III, 31-83): <link> TLH – translation (III): <link> TLH – edition (IV, pp. 135-167): <link> TLH – translation (IV): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
155–157 [id. 144. ‘Áth nGabla ocus Urard’] Prose. direct link
[corr.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
394 Suggested correction to Stokes' translation. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
384–385 [id. 17. ‘Áth nGrencha’] direct link
Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
Internet Archive: <link>
247–248 [id. 2.10. ‘Dinnshenchas: 5. Áth Gabla und Urard’] direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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