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Dinnshenchas of Carman (Carmun)
verse beg. Eistid, a Laigniu nal-lecht

  • Middle Irish
  • verse, prose
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas of Carman.
Tomás Ó Concheanainn concludes from his study of the internal rhyme in the poem that the first 20 stanzas constitute the original composition, while a second poet created an additional set of stanzas.(1)n. 1 Tomás Ó Concheanainn, ‘The three forms of Dinnshenchas Érenn’, Journal of Celtic Studies 3 (1981–1983).
Initial words (verse)
  • Eistid, a Laigniu nal-lecht
“Listen, Leinstermen of the graves”
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Ascribed to
FulartachFulartach – early Irish poet whose name is invoked in some manuscripts of Dinnshenchas Érenn, in which he is credited with the composition of a number of poems.
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Manuscripts
Dinnshenchas Érenn A
Dinnshenchas Érenn C
  • t.b.a. ( R B Y M E H S S3 V)
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse, prose (primary)

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

 Carman

Sources

Notes

Tomás Ó Concheanainn, ‘The three forms of Dinnshenchas Érenn’, Journal of Celtic Studies 3 (1981–1983).

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. 3, Todd Lecture Series 10, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1913.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
2–25 [id. 1. ‘Carmun’] Verse of recensions A and C 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>
311–315 [id. 18. ‘Carman’] Prose of recension C direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 3, Todd Lecture Series 10, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1913.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
468–480 [id. 1. ‘Carmun’] direct link
Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “The three forms of Dinnshenchas Érenn [part 1]”, Journal of Celtic Studies 3 (1981–1983): 88–101.
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