Oidheadh Chonlaoich

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Oidheadh Chonlaoich

    Oidheadh Chonlaoich (mic Con gCulainn)‘The violent death of Conlaoch (son of Cú Chulainn)’

    • Early Modern Irish
    • prose
    • Ulster Cycle

    Early modern prose version of the story known in earlier versions as Aided óenfir Aífe.

    Manuscripts

    Manuscripts include:

    Language
    • Early Modern Irish
    Form
    prose (primary)
    Textual relationships

    Classification

    Ulster Cycle

    Subject tags

    Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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    ScáthachScáthach (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle, Conchobar mac Nessa) – A warrior woman and instructor of warriors in the Ulster Cycle, notably responsible for training the hero Cú Chulainn.
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    Aífe ingen AirdgemeAífe ingen Airdgeme (ass. time-frame: Subject:Ulster Cycle) – Character in the Ulster Cycle of Irish literature, notably the tragic tale Aided óenfir Aífe. When the Ulster hero Cú Chulainn stays in Alba to receive training-in-arms from Scáthach (her mother or sister), Aífe has an affair with him and later gives birth to his only son. In the Yellow Book of Lecan version, Aífe is called a daughter of one Ardgeimm.
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    ConnlaConnla
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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.] Walsh, Paul [ed.], “Oidheadh Chonlaoich mic Con gCulainn”, in: Cuallacht Chuilm Cille (ed.), Éigse suadh is seanchaidh, Gaelic Revival Collection, Dublin: Gill, 1909. 13–28 (edition), 59–71 (notes).
    Tionscnaimh.fng.ie – Edited text from pp. 13-28: <link>
    From three Maynooth manuscripts, chief of which is Maynooth MS O'Renehan 70.

    Secondary sources

    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    408–412 Aided Chonlæich mic ConCulainn.

    Koch, John T. [ed.], Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia, 5 vols, Santa Barbara, Denver and Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2006.
    32   Koch, John T., “Aided Énfir Aífe and Oidheadh Chonnlaoich mheic Con Culainn
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Walsh, Paul [ed.], “Oidheadh Chonlaoich mic Con gCulainn”, in: Cuallacht Chuilm Cille (ed.), Éigse suadh is seanchaidh, Gaelic Revival Collection, Dublin: Gill, 1909. 13–28 (edition), 59–71 (notes).
    Tionscnaimh.fng.ie – Edited text from pp. 13-28: <link>

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