Introduction to the Dinnshenchas Érenn

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Introduction to the Dinnshenchas Érenn

    Introduction to the Dinnshenchas Érenn

    • Middle Irish
    • prose
    • Medieval Irish literature, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Irish legendary history, Medieval Irish literature about poets
    Introduction to the Dinnshenchas Érenn. It is in the form of a short story which asserts that the collection was composed by Amairgen mac Amalgada, poet of Diarmait mac Cerbaill (d. 565), high-king of Ireland. When the men of Ireland were convened at Tara, the poet fasted on Fintan mac Bóchra (a survivor of the Flood, according to other tales) for three days and nights, so that the latter would reveal his knowledge of the notable places of Ireland.
    Initial words (prose)
    • Senchas dind Érend inso
    Context(s)
    The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
    Language
    • Middle Irish
    • Middle Irish (?)

    Form
    prose (primary)

    Classification

    Medieval Irish literature Dinnshenchas Érenn Irish legendary history Medieval Irish literature about poets

    Subject tags

     Díarmait mac Cerbaill  Amairgen mac Amalgada  Fintan mac Bóchra  Tara
    • 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.] Stokes, Whitley, “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 272–336, 418–484.
    TLH – edition (I, pp. 277-336): <link> TLH – translation (I): <link> TLH – edition (II, pp. 418-484): <link> TLH – translation (II): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link>
    277–279 [id. 0. ‘x’]
    [ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Bodleian dinnshenchas”, Folk-Lore 3 (1892): 467–516.
    TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    469 [id. 0. ‘Sencas Dinn Erinn’]
    [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>
    129–130 direct link

    Secondary sources

    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    42

    Queried results

    if available
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Stokes, Whitley, “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 272–336, 418–484.
    TLH – edition (I, pp. 277-336): <link> TLH – translation (I): <link> TLH – edition (II, pp. 418-484): <link> TLH – translation (II): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link>
    Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Bodleian dinnshenchas”, Folk-Lore 3 (1892): 467–516.
    TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    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>

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