Rule of Fothud na Canóine

  • Old Irish
  • Texts associated with the Céli Dé
Rule of Fothud na Canóine
also Rule of Mochutu
Ascribed to
Mo Chutu of Rahan and LismoreMo Chutu of Rahan and Lismore / Mo Chutu mac Fínaill / Carthach (the younger) / Mo Chutu of Rahan / Mo Chutu of Lismore (d. 637) – Mo Chutu mac Fínaill (Carthach the younger), patron saint of Rathan (Rahan, Co. Offaly) and Les Mór (Lismore, Co. Wexford)
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Fothud na CanóineFothud na Canóine / Fothad na Canóine (d. 819) – early Irish poet who was attached to the church of Othain (now Fahan, Inishowen barony, Co. Donegal)
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St Mo Chutu / St Carthach (d. 637) in Leabhar Breac, Additional 30512, YBL, and TCD 1285 (H 1. 11)
but to Fothud na Canóine (d. 819) in 23 N 10.
  • Old Irish
beginning of the 9th century (Strachan)


Texts associated with the Céli Dé


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 entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Meyer, Kuno, “A medley of Irish texts: X. Incipit Regula Mucuta Raithni”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 312–320. 
Additional 30 512, f. 20 a; with 23 N 10, p. 82.
Celtic Digital Initiative – edition: <link> CELT – edition: <link>
Edition of the text from Additional 30512, with variants from 23 N 10.
[ed.] Reeves, William, The Culdees of the British Islands, as they appear in history: with an appendix of evidences, Dublin: Gill, 1864.
82–83 Only the section called Do chéliu Dé from YBL.
[ed.] [tr.] Reeves, William, “On the Céli Dé, commonly called Culdees”, Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 24 — Antiquities (1873): 119–263.
JSTOR: <link>
200 Again, the subsection only, with a translation by John O'Donovan.

Secondary sources (select)

Follett, Westley, Céli Dé in Ireland: monastic writing and identity in the early Middle Ages, Studies in Celtic History 23, Woodbridge, 2006.
Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies 11, Revised ed. (1929), New York: Octagon, 1966. 
Chapters: I. History in Ireland; II. Ireland in the ancient world (to about A.D. 700); III. The Irish church in the ‘Celtic’ period; IV. The monastic churches, their founders and traditions: the primitive foundations; V. The monastic churches: churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; VI. The expansion of Irish Christianity (seventh to twelfth century); VII. Religious literature and ecclesiastical culture (seventh to twelfth century); VIII. The reform movement of the twelfth century.
comments: Reprints: Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, 1929; First, revised reprint in 1966, with addenda and corrections by Ludwig Bieler; Records of Civilization 11. Shannon: Irish University Press, 1968; Records of Civilization 11. Dublin: Ó Táilliúir, 1979; Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1993.
473–474 (§ 267) [id. 267.]
Dennis Groenewegen
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