Scéla Moshauluim ⁊ Maic Con ⁊ Luigdech‘The story of Moshaulum and Mac Con and Luigith’

  • prose, prosimetrum
  • Finn Cycle
9th century (O'Daly)
prose, prosimetrum (primary)
verse (secondary)
Textual relationships


Finn Cycle


Ailill ÓlommAilill Ólomm
Ailill Aulom
(time-frame ass. with Irish legendary history)
king of Munster; reputed ancestor of the Éoganacht and Dál Cais; a prominent figure in various king-tales, such as those revolving around the Battle of Mag Mucrama.
See more
Dáire DoimthechDáire Doimthech
legendary king of Tara, ancestor figure for the Dáirine and father of the five Luigdig (sons named Lugaid).
See more
Lugaid Mac ConLugaid Mac Con
Mac Con
often simply Mac Con, a legendary high-king of Ireland from a people based in Munster; said to have defeated Éogan Mór and Art mac Cuinn in the battle of Mucrama after a return from exile following the battle of Cenn Abrat.
See more
Finn mac CumaillFinn mac Cumaill (Find úa Báiscni)
Fionn mac Cumhaill, Find úa Báiscni
(time-frame ass. with Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt, Finn Cycle)
Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían
See more
Ferchess mac CommáinFerchess mac Commáin
No short description available
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.] O'Daly, Máirín [ed. and tr.], Cath Maige Mucrama: The battle of Mag Mucrama, Irish Texts Society 50, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1975.
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Ailill Aulom, Mac Con, and Find ua Báiscne”, in: Meyer, Kuno, Fianaigecht: being a collection of hitherto inedited Irish poems and tales relating to Finn and his Fiana, Todd Lecture Series 16, London: Hodges, Figgis, 1910. 28–41.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, The heroic biography of Cormac mac Airt, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1977.
Dennis Groenewegen