Dinnshenchas of Loch Gile

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas of Loch Gile (Loch Gili, Co. Sligo).
Initial words (prose)
  • Loch Gili, canas rohainmnigead?
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
In the manuscripts, a longer and shorter poem are associated with the prose text: Dinnshenchas of Loch Gile I (Book of Lecan), beg. ‘Ingen Romra, Gili glan’ (9 stanzas) and Dinnshenchas of Loch Gile II (RIA D ii 2), beg. ‘Teid Gili, dia fothrugud i snighi’ (2 stanzas).


Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn


Loch Gile
Loch Gile ... Lough Gill
County Leitrim, Id


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.] 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>
145–147 [id. 138. ‘Loch Gile’] Prose from the Book of Lecan. direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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