Texts

verse beg. Lethderg, taidbritis ar tuir

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Dinnshenchas
Tract on the dinnshenchas of Carraic Lethdeirg. The place has not been identified, apparently a “stronghold on some lake or seashore” (Gwynn). Roland M. Smith suggests that the name may refer to “Carrick on the shore of Lough Ennell” (Carrick on the Shannon).
Initial words (verse)
  • Lethderg, taidbritis ar tuir
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
Form
prose, verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
6

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn

Subjects

Fothad CanannFothad Canann / Fothad Canainne – rival of Finn mac Cumaill; brother to Fothad Airgtech and Fothad Cairptech
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LethdergLethderg

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Carraic LethdeirgCarraic Lethdeirg

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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>
120–123 [id. 25. ‘Carraic Lethderg’] Poem. 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>
43–44 [id. 92. ‘Carraic Lethdeirg’] Prose. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Smith, Roland M., “Guinganbresil and the Green Knight”, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 45 (1946): 1–25.
22 On Carrick on the Shannon as a possible location.
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>
406 [id. 25. ‘Carraic Lethderg’] direct link
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