Goire Conaill Chernaig ocus Aided Ailella ocus Conaill Chernaig

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Goire Conaill Chernaig ocus Aided Ailella ocus Conaill Chernaig

    Goire Conaill Chernaig (i Crúachain) ⁊ Aided Ailella ⁊ Conaill Chernaig‘The cherishing of Conall Cernach (in Crúachan) and the deaths of Ailill and Conall Cernach’

    • Early Modern Irish
    • prose
    • Ulster Cycle
    Manuscripts

    Two manuscript versions are known:

    Language
    • Early Modern Irish
    Date
    13th century? The two versions “were evidently rewritten from older materials at a later stage (13th century?), a fact apparent both from the language and from the general tenor of the narrative. Still there is no reason to assume that the older version differed materially in its contents from these later ones” (Meyer).
    Form
    prose (primary)
    Textual relationships
    The same story is told in the verse dinnshenchas of Mag Luirg. An earlier version of the tale is perhaps suggested by the title ‘Aided Conaill’ in tale list A.

    Classification

    Ulster Cycle

    Subject tags

    Ailill mac MátaAilill mac Máta (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – king of Connacht, husband of Medb of Connacht
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    Conall CernachConall Cernach (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior of the Ulaid in the Ulster Cycle; son of Amergin and Findchóem
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    Medb ChrúachnaMedb Crúachna, Medb of Crúachan, Medb of Connacht (ass. time-frame: Subject:Ulster Cycle) – Queen of the Connachta, co-ruler with her husband Ailill mac Máta, in the Ulster Cycle. She is said to have a daughter, Findabair, and seven sons known as the seven Maines. Her lover is Fergus mac Róich.
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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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Goire Conaill Chernaig i Crúachain ocus Aided Ailella ocus Conaill Chernaig”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1897): 102–111, 503.
    CELT – edition, with preamble: <link> CELT – translation, with preamble: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Edited from the Edinburgh MS, with variants from TCD MS 1319 in footnotes.
    [ed.] Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Five readings from TCD MS 1319 that are illegible in the Edinburgh MS (left blank by Meyer). direct link

    Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    579–583   [2.69] “Aided Ailella ocus Conaill Cernaig”
    Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Goire Conaill Chernaig i Crúachain ocus Aided Ailella ocus Conaill Chernaig”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1897): 102–111, 503.
    CELT – edition, with preamble: <link> CELT – translation, with preamble: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

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