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Dinnshenchas of Loch Garman
verse beg. Rí na loch in loch-sa thess

  • Middle Irish
  • verse, prose
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Irish legendary history, Dinnshenchas
Text, in prose and verse, on the dinnshenchas of Loch Garman.
Initial words (verse)
  • Rí na loch in loch-sa thess
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
Eochaid ua CéirínEochaid ua Céirín (fl. 11th century?) – Middle Irish poet
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Eochaid Eólach Úa Ceirín
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse, prose (primary)
verse (secondary)
Contains poems
Mac Boma lecce luaidmi’ » A quatrain cited in the prose text.

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Irish legendary history
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

Cathaír MórCathaír Mór (ass. time-frame: Cathaír Mór) – Cathaír Mór (earlier Catháer Már), legendary high-king of Ireland, ancestor figure of the Laigin
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Fir BolgFir BolgNo short description available
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 Loch Garman  Inber Dea

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. 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>
168–183 [id. 32. ‘Loch Garman’] 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>
428–431 [id. 40. ‘Loch Garman’] 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>
474 [id. 5. ‘Loch Garman’]
[ed.] [tr.] Crowe, John O'Beirne [ed. and tr.], “Ancient lake legends of Ireland — No. II. The vision of Cathair Mor, king of Leinster, and afterwards monarch of Ireland, foreboding the origin of Loch Garman (Wexford Haven)”, The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, 4th series, 2:1 — 1872 (1874): 25–49.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
Earlier edition and translation of the prose from the Book of Lecan and the poem from the Book of Leinster, with notes

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>
508–510 [id. 32. ‘Loch Garman’] direct link
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