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Echtra Láegaire meic Crimthainn (co Mag Mell)‘The adventure of Láegaire mac Crimthainn (to Mag Mell)’

  • Old Irish
  • Medieval Irish literature, Echtra
Early Irish tale about Láegaire, son of Crimthann Cass (king of Connacht), and his adventure in the Otherworld.

Classification

Medieval Irish literature
 Echtra

Subject tags

Láegaire mac CrimthainnLáegaire mac Crimthainn
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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.] Jackson, Kenneth, “The adventure of Laeghaire mac Crimhthainn”, Speculum 17:3 (1942): 377–389.
Text of LL, with variants from the Book of Lismore
[tr.] Herbert, Máire [ed.], “Society and myth, c. 700-1300”, in: Bourke, Angela (et al., eds), The Field Day anthology of Irish writing, vol. IV: Irish women's writing and traditions, Cork: Cork University Press, 2002. 250–272.
267 An extract from the translation by Jackson is reproduced here, with minor alterations and a brief introduction by Máire Herbert.
[ed.] [tr.] Cross, Tom Peete, “Laegaire mac Crimthann’s visit to fairyland”, Modern Philology 13 (1916): 731–739.
Internet Archive – originally from Jstor: <link>
Texts from LL and the Book of Lismore, with English translation
[ed.] Kelly, Patricia, “Echtra Loegairi meic Crimthainn”, TLH: Thesaurus Linguae Hibernicae, Online: University College Dublin. URL: <http://www.ucd.ie/tlh/text/pk.tlh.001.text.html>.
Diplomatic edition from the Book of Lismore
[ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1967.
CELT – pp. 1119-1192 and 1202-1325: <link>
1210–1213 Diplomatic edition from LL direct link
[ed.] O'Grady, Standish Hayes, Silva Gadelica (I–XXXI): a collection of tales in Irish, vol. 1: Irish text, London: Williams & Norgate, 1892.
Digitale-sammlungen.de: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link> CELT – various: <link>, <link>, <link>, <link>, <link>, <link>
256–257 Version from the Book of Lismore
[tr.] O'Grady, Standish Hayes, Silva Gadelica (I–XXXI): a collection of tales in Irish, vol. 2: translation and notes, London: Williams & Norgate, 1892.
Digitale-sammlungen.de: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
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