Foscél ar Brénainn

    • Middle Irish
    • Irish hagiography, minor Irish prose tales
    A Middle Irish short story about a dialogue between Brénainn of Clonfert with one of his successors, Moínenn, bishop of Clonfert, on the subject of death and the afterlife.
    • Middle Irish
    • Middle Irish?


    Irish hagiography
     minor Irish prose tales (foscéla)

    Subject tags

    Brénainn of ClonfertBrénainn of Clonfert / Brénainn mac Findloga (d. 577) – Brénainn (Brenden; Brendan) mac Findloga, early Connacht saint, patron of Clonfert, and legendary voyager
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    Móenu of ClonfertMóenu of ClonfertNo short description available
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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.

    [ed.] [tr.] Vendryes, J., “Trois historiettes irlandaises du manuscrit de Paris”, Revue Celtique 31 (1910): 300–311.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    309–311 Based on the Paris MS.
    [ed.] O'Sullivan, Anne [ed.], The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 6, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1983.
    CELT – pp. 1327–1595 (excl. pp. 1596–1708): <link>
    Based on LL

    Secondary sources (select)

    Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Plummer, Charles [ed.], Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, Subsidia Hagiographica 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
    202 (no. 81)
    Grosjean, Paul, “Textes hagiographiques irlandais”, Études Celtiques 2 (1937): 269–303.
    280–282 ‘V. Dialogue de s. Brendan avec son disciple Moinen sur la mort’
    Dennis Groenewegen
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