Dinnshenchas of Ailech

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn, Mythological Cycle, Dinnshenchas
Prose tract on the dinnshenchas of Ailech
Initial words (prose)
  • Ailech, canas roainmniged?
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn C
  • Prose. For the poems associated with the prose text, see Ailech II and Ailech III (linked below).
  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
Ailech I (poem); Ailech II (poem); Ailech III (poem).


Dinnshenchas Érenn Mythological Cycle


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.] 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>
41–43 [id. 91. ‘Ailech’] direct link direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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