Scél Tuáin meic Cairill do Finnen Maige Bile‘Tuan mac Cairill's story to Finnén of Mag Bile’

  • Middle Irish
  • Irish legendary history
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish.

Textual relationships


Irish legendary history

Subject tags

Tuán mac CairillTuán mac Cairill (ass. time-frame: Irish legendary history) – Tuán son of Cairell; an ancient figure of Irish legendary history, who is said to have witnessed, in the shapes of various animals, the course of Irish history since the Flood; said to have survived into the time of Patrick, when he resumed a human appearance.
See more
Finnian of MovilleFinnian of Moville – Findbarr, patron saint of Mag Bile (Moville)
See more


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.] [tr.] Carey, John, “Scél Tuáin meic Chairill”, Ériu 35 (1984): 93–111.
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Appendix A. Tuan mac Cairill's story to Finnen of Moville”, in: Nutt, Alfred, and Kuno Meyer, The voyage of Bran, son of Febal to the land of the living, 2 vols, vol. 2: The Celtic doctrine of rebirth, London: David Nutt, 1897. 285–301.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>
[tr.] Carey, John [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: Koch, John T., and John Carey (eds.), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, Celtic Studies Publications 1, 4th ed. (1995), Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
§ 107.
Dennis Groenewegen,Patrick Brown
blog comments powered by Disqus