Texts

Dinnshenchas of Sláine
verse beg. Adbath sund Sláine na slogh

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Dinnshenchas
Text on the dinnshenchas of Sláine.
Initial words (verse)
  • Adbath sund Sláine na slogh
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Manuscripts
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
prose, verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
1

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn

Subjects

Fir BolgFir BolgNo short description available
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Sláine [king of the Fir Bolg]Sláine ... king of the Fir Bolg
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Sláine
Sláine ... Hill of Slane
County Meath

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>
270–271 [id. 77. ‘Sláine’] Prose introduction and poem. direct link direct link 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>
447 [id. 77. ‘Slaine’] “This is Slane on the Boyne. The death of the Fer Bolg king Slane at Duma Slaine is mentioned at LL 8a21, and in Gilla Coemain's poem, Ériu ard inis na ríg (Todd L. iii. 150): he is there the eponym of the river Slaney, and Duma Slaine is, according to O'Donovan (ibid. 151, note), a mound on the bank of the Barrow. Hogan refers to another Duma Slaine at Moytura.” direct link
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