Lebor gabála Érenn/2C. Cesair

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  • Lebor gabála Érenn
An account of the settlement of Ireland by Cesair, granddaughter of Noah, before the Flood.
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prose (primary)


Lebor gabála Érenn


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[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 2, Irish Texts Society 35, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1933.
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166–198 (prose of section 3); 210ff (poems XXI–XXIX) direct link direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Carey, John, “The origin and development of the Cesair legend”, Éigse 22 (1987): 37–48.
Scowcroft, R. Mark, “Leabhar Gabhála. Part I: the growth of the text”, Ériu 38 (1987): 79–140.