Texts

Turim tigi Temrach‘The enumeration of the house of Tara’
verse beg. Domun duthain (a lainde)

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

Dinnshenchas of Temair.

Title
Turim tigi Temrach
‘The enumeration of the house of Tara’
Temair IV in Gwynn's edition.
Initial words (verse)
  • Domun duthain (a lainde)
(Book of Leinster)
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • independentThe text comes down in a relatively independent form as opposed to being embedded within a larger textual framework.
  • Book of Leinster version
Author
Ascribed to: Cormac filiCormac fili
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Cináed úa hArtacáinCináed úa hArtacáin
(d. 975)
Cináed ua hArtacáin
Middle Irish poet
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The poem is attributed to Cormac fili in the Book of Leinster; to Cináed ua hArtacáin in the Book of Ballymote.
Manuscripts
Copy independent from the Dinnshenchas Érenn
As part of Dinnshenchas Érenn C, mostly ascribed to Cináed úa hArtacáin and found together with Temair, toga na tulach (Temair III).
Lebor gabála Érenn (Ó Cléirigh)
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
28

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn

Subjects

Temair
Temair ... Tara
County Meath
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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. 1, Todd Lecture Series 8, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1903.  
comments: For corrigenda and addenda, see:
  • [[Gwynn 1935a

|Vol. 5]] (1935): 125-126

CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
28–37 [id. 4. ‘Temair IV’] Critical edition. direct link direct link direct link
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. O'Brien, and Anne O'Sullivan (eds.), The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>
Vol. 1, 112–115 Diplomatic edition of the text in LL. direct link
[ed.] [tr.] 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>
188–193 Edited from H.

Secondary sources (select)

Downey, Clodagh, “Dindṡenchas and the tech midchúarta”, Ériu 60 (2010): 1–35.  
The banqueting hall (tech midchúarta) of Tara is vividly described in a variety of medieval Irish sources. This paper examines descriptions of the physical layout and social regulation of the banqueting hall in some of these sources with a view to retrieving how their authors understood its form and function, and assesses evidence associating the banqueting hall with the cursus monument in Tara known today as Tech Midchúarta.
Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 1, Todd Lecture Series 8, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1903.  
comments: For corrigenda and addenda, see:
  • [[Gwynn 1935a

|Vol. 5]] (1935): 125-126

CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
67–74 [id. 4. ‘Temair IV’] direct link
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen