Scéla Pátraic ⁊ Luigdech meic Lóegairi‘The story of St Patrick and Lugaid mac Lóegairi’

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  • Cycles of the Kings
Anecdote about St Patrick and Lugaid son of Lóegaire mac Néill, king of Tara
Initial words (prose)
  • <A>raile fechtus tánic Pátraic cu Temraigh ar amus na ríghna bái oc Læguiri mac Néill d'fhoirithin a meic imonn ainces búi fair
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Mairg caithius proinn, a Chríst cain’ » A single quatrain cited in recension A


Cycles of the Kings

Subject tags

Saint PatrickSaint Patrick / St Patrick (fl. 5th century) – No short description available
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Lóegaire mac NéillLóegaire mac Néill (fl. 5th century) (ass. time-frame: Lóegaire mac Néill) – according to medieval Irish tradition, high-king of Ireland, son of Níall , and a contemporary of St Patrick
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Lugaid mac LóegairiLugaid mac Lóegairi – son of Lóegaire mac Néill
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Angás ingen TassaigAngás ingen Tassaig – wife of Lugaid mac Lóegairi in the tale of Scéla Pátraic ocus Luigdech meic Lóegairi
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Michael the archangelMichael the archangel
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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.

Pokorny, Julius [ed.], “Drie Erzaehlungen aus dem Buch von Lismore”, in: Fraser, J., P. Grosjean, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Irish texts, fasciculus I, London, 1931. 42–44. 
comments: An edition of three narratives from the Book of Lismore:
I. Colum Cille, Comgall und Cainnech [fol. 43b2 ff], pp. 42-43
II. St Patrick und Laegaire's Sohn Lugaid [fol. 44a1 ff], pp. 43-44
III. Maoil Póil und die tote Nonne [fol. 44b1 ff], p. 44.
Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> CELT: <link>
43–44 An edition of the Lismore version.
Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], The tripartite Life of Patrick: with other documents relating to that saint, 2 vols, Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores 89, London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1887.
Internet Archive – part 1 (ends on p. 227): <link>, <link> Internet Archive – part 2: <link> CELT – Liber angeli from the Book of Armagh: <link>
Vol. 2, 556–559 [id. 24. ‘The Michaelmas sheep’] First Rawlinson B 512 version (f. 108rb). direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Flower, Robin [ed.], Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the [British Library, formerly the] British Museum, vol. 2, London: British Museum, 1926.
518 [id. 65.]
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.
348 (§ 141.ii) [id. 141.2.]
Dennis Groenewegen
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