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Dinnshenchas of Berba
verse beg. In Berba búan a bailbe

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Mythological Cycle, Dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas of the River Barrow (Berba)
Initial words (verse)
  • In Berba búan a bailbe
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Language
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish

Form
prose, verse (primary)

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Mythological Cycle
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

 Berba

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. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
62–63 [id. 13. ‘Berba’] Poem. direct link direct link direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 272–336, 418–484. 
An edition and translation of the prose texts in the Dinnshenchas Érenn as they occur in Rennes, Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole, MS 598. Missing texts are supplied from the Book of Lecan version.
TLH – edition (I, pp. 277-336): <link> TLH – translation (I): <link> TLH – edition (II, pp. 418-484): <link> TLH – translation (II): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link>
304–305 [id. 13. ‘Berba’] Prose. direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Bodleian dinnshenchas”, Folk-Lore 3 (1892): 467–516.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
483 [id. 15. ‘Berba’] Prose from Rawlinson B 502. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
104 [id. 13. ‘Berba’] direct link
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Dennis Groenewegen
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