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Dinnshenchas of Medraige
verse beg. Medraige mac Dorcain Maill

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Dinnshenchas

Prose and verse dinnshenchas of Medraige, which gives an account of the battle of Mag Mucrama.

Initial words (verse)
  • Medraige mac Dorcain Maill
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)
Textual relationships

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

Lugaid Mac ConLugaid Mac Con / Mac Con – often simply Mac Con, a legendary high-king of Ireland from a people based in Munster; said to have defeated Éogan Mór and Art mac Cuinn in the battle of Mucrama after a return from exile following the battle of Cenn Abrat.
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Medraige [eponym of Medraige]Medraige ... eponym of Medraige – eponym of Medraige (Maree, Co. Galway) in prose and verse items of dinnshenchas on that place. These brief accounts relate that he was part of Mac Con’s household (muinter) on an expedition from ‘an island to the west of Spain’ to Ireland (i.e. on Mac Con’s return from exile, before the battle of Mag Mucrama); his father is variously named Dorcan Mall and Torcar (or Torchar) and called a son of Tromdae son of Calatrom.
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 Medraige ... Maree

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>
318–323 [id. 58. ‘Medraige’] 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>
135–136 [id. 131. ‘Medraide’] Prose from the Book of Lecan. 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>
536 [id. 58. ‘Medraige’] direct link
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