Imthechta Rícinde ingine Crimthainn ocus Cairche Dergáin

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Imthechta Rícinde ingine Crimthainn ocus Cairche Dergáin

    Imthechta Rícinde ingine Crimthainn ⁊ Cairche Dergáin‘The adventures of Rícenn ingen Chrimthainn and Caírech Dergáin’

    • Middle Irish
    • prose
    • Cycles of the Kings, Irish hagiography, minor Irish prose tales
    Short narrative about two pious women, Rícenn, daughter of the king of Uí Maine, and her tutoress Caírech Dergáin, nun at Clúain Bairenn.
    Title
    Imthechta Rícinde ingine Crimthainn ⁊ Cairche Dergáin
    ‘The adventures of Rícenn ingen Chrimthainn and Caírech Dergáin’
    This is the title adopted by Dan Wiley.
    n. 1 Dan M. Wiley, ‘An introduction to the early Irish king tales’ in Essays on the early Irish king tales... (2008): 35–36, 61.
    The text in the manuscript occurs without title.
    Initial words (prose)
    • Crimthann mac Lughdhach diatā Crimthann la Hū Maine is ē cētfher di Chonnachtaib romarb mnāi iar creidem hé.
    Summary
    When Tipraite, the king of Thomond, intends to marry Caírech, she asks Rícenn to go in her stead. While in this way Caírech is able to keep her vow of chastity, Rícenn agrees to marry the king in her place (when Rícenn shows herself to the king's men waiting outside, she is apparently believed to be the nun wanted by the king). She succeeds in eliciting from him a number of pious acts, including the construction of two churches, and becomes a devout widow after his death. The text ends on the note that on this account, the trícha(i)t in tredual is given to Ciarán (of Clonmacnoise), God and Caírech.
    Manuscripts
    Language
    Form
    prose (primary)

    Classification

    Cycles of the Kings Irish hagiography
     minor Irish prose tales (foscéla)

    Subject tags

    Rícenn ingen ChrimthainnRícenn ingen Chrimthainn
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    Mac Reithe of KilmacrehyMac Reithe of Kilmacrehy, Mac Creiche (6th century? (unknown)) – patron saint of Cell Mac Reithe (Kilmacreehy, Co. Clare) and Cell mac nAingin (Ballynakill, Co. Galway)
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    Caírech DergáinCaírech DergáinNo short description available
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    Conclusion

    » Comments: The term trícha(i)t in tredual is translated as ‘threefold territory’ by Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, ‘Mary, Eve and the Church (c. 600-1800)’ in The Field Day anthology of Irish writing, vol. IV... (2002).
    • Sources

    Notes

    Dan M. Wiley, ‘An introduction to the early Irish king tales’ in Essays on the early Irish king tales... (2008): 35–36, 61.
    Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, ‘Mary, Eve and the Church (c. 600-1800)’ in The Field Day anthology of Irish writing, vol. IV... (2002): 129.

    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.] Meyer, Kuno, “A medley of Irish texts: VI. The adventures of Ricinn, daughter of Crimthann mac Lugdach”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 308–309.
    CELT – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
    [tr.] Ní Dhonnchadha, Máirín [ed.], “Mary, Eve and the Church (c. 600-1800)”, 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. 45–165.
    129–130. Translation, with introduction.

    Secondary sources

    Wiley, Dan M., “An introduction to the early Irish king tales”, in: Wiley, Dan M. [ed.], Essays on the early Irish king tales, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008. 13–67.
    34–36, 61.
    Ó Riain, Pádraig, A dictionary of Irish saints, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011.
    535–536 ‘Ríceann’

    Ó Riain, Pádraig, A dictionary of Irish saints, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011.
    Wiley, Dan M., “An introduction to the early Irish king tales”, in: Wiley, Dan M. [ed.], Essays on the early Irish king tales, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008. 13–67.
    Ní Dhonnchadha, Máirín [ed.], “Mary, Eve and the Church (c. 600-1800)”, 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. 45–165.
    Meyer, Kuno, “A medley of Irish texts: VI. The adventures of Ricinn, daughter of Crimthann mac Lugdach”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 308–309.
    CELT – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>

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