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Dinnshenchas of Ráith Ésa
verse beg. Sund dessid domunemar

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Mythological Cycle, Dinnshenchas
Tract on the dinnshenchas of Ráith Ésa.
Title
Dinnshenchas of Ráith Ésa
called Rath Esa in Gwynn's edition
Initial words (verse)
  • Sund dessid domunemar
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
Cináed úa hArtacáinCináed ua hArtacáin (d. 975) – Middle Irish poet
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Mac Nía mac ÓengussoMac Nía mac ÓengussoNo short description available
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Ascribed to Cináed ua hArtacáin in RIA MS B ii 2 ; to ‘Maicniadh mac Aonaccan’ in TCD MS 1322.
Language
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish.

Form
prose, verse (primary)
Textual relationships
Relates to Tochmarc Étaíne.

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Mythological Cycle
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

 Ráith Ésa

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. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
2–9 [id. 1. ‘Rath Esa’] 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>
290–291 [id. 3. ‘Ráith Ésa’] direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
89–91 [id. 1. ‘Rath Esa’] direct link
Contributors
Patrick Brown,Dennis Groenewegen
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