Dinnshenchas of Temair (prose)

  • Middle Irish, Hiberno-Latin
  • prose
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn, Dinnshenchas
Initial words (prose)
  • Temair didiu ... .i. Múr Tea
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.

Dinnshenchas Érenn B, short version corresponding to § 1 of Stokes' edition from the Rennes text:

Dinnshenchas Érenn C, longer version corresponding to §§ 1-4, connected to the introductory tale:

  • Middle Irish Hiberno-Latin
  • Middle Irish; § 4 is in Latin
prose (primary)
verse (secondary)
Contains poems
In chetbean luid i n-uaigh uair’ » Poem in Rawlinson B 506
Amairgen mac Amalgada » C version (Rennes MS, BB), which connects the text to the introductory tale, where the poet is presented as having composed the collection.


Dinnshenchas Érenn

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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.

[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 1, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954.
CELT – edition (pp. 1-260): <link>
120–123 Diplomatic edition of the LL text (30a-30d). 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>
470 [id. 1. ‘Temuir’] Text from Rawlinson B 506
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 272–336, 418–484.
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>
277–280 [id. 1. ‘Temair’] Text from the Rennes MS.
[ed.] [tr.] Crowe, John O'Beirne [ed. and tr.], “The dind-senchus of Eriu”, The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, 4th series, 2:1 — 1872 (1874): 139–190.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
[ed.] Petrie, George, and John O'Donovan [collaborator], “On the history and antiquities of Tara Hill”, Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 18 (1839): 25–232.
Internet Archive: <link>
104–107 Text from BB.
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