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Dinnshenchas of Gáirech
verse beg. Baile h-ir-ralsat gáir cen góe

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Ulster Cycle, Dinnshenchas
Text on the dinnshenchas of Gáirech
Initial words (verse)
  • Baile h-ir-ralsat gáir cen góe
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
3

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Ulster Cycle
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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 Gáirech  Emain Macha

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>
220–221 [id. 56. ‘Gáirech’] Verse. 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>
72–73 [id. 120. ‘Gáirech’] Prose. 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>
435 [id. 56. ‘Gáirech’] direct link
Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921. 
comments: Part 1 (chapters 1-23): Allgemeines; Part 2 (chapters 1-85): Die Ulter Sage
Internet Archive: <link>
247 [id. 2.10. ‘Dinnshenchas: 3. Gáirech’] direct link
Contributors
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