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    Scéla Colmáin meic Duach ⁊ Guairi meic Colmáin‘The story of Colmán mac Duach and Guaire mac Colmáin’

    • Late Old Irish
    • prose
    • Cycles of the Kings
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Late Old Irish
    • late Old Irish (O’Keeffe)
    Date
    “may be assigned, on linguistic grounds [E.g. the neuter biad and the deponent fochesathar], to the Old-Irish period, that is, perhaps to the tenth century” (O’Keeffe)
    Form
    prose (primary)
    verse (secondary)
    Contains poems
    A chūachāin, / cid dotuca dar Lūaine?’ » Two lines only
    Textual relationships
    O’Keeffe notes two similar versions:

    Classification

    Cycles of the Kings

    Subject tags

    Gúaire Aidne mac ColmáinGúaire Aidne mac Colmáin (d. 663) – king of Connacht from the Uí Fhiachrach; son of Colmán mac Cobthaig (d. 622)
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    Colmán of KilmacduaghColmán of Kilmacduagh – patron saint of Cell meic Duach (Kilmacduagh, Co. Galway)
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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 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.] O'Keeffe, J. G. [ed.], “Colman mac Duach and Guaire”, Ériu 1 (1904): 43–48.
    TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    [ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Three legends from the Brussels manuscript 5100–4”, Revue Celtique 26 (1905): 360–377. Corrigenda in Revue Celtique 27 (1906): 203.
    TLH – 1. Coirpre Crom and Maelsechlainn's soul: <link> TLH – 2. Coirpre Crom and S. Ciarán: <link> TLH – 3. Colmán mac Duach and Guaire: <link>

    Secondary sources (select)

    Kenney, James F., “Chapter V: The monastic churches: II. The churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; general treatises”, in: 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. 372–485.
    456 (§ 241) [id. 241. ‘Story of Colmán mac Dúach and Gúaire Aidne’]
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