Senchas fagbála Caisil ⁊ beandacht ríg‘The story of the finding of Cashel and blessing of kings’

  • Old Irish, Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Cycles of the Kings
The text is a composite one, giving two variants of the same story.
  • Old Irish Middle Irish
  • Old Irish and Middle Irish.
According to Myles Dillon, the composition of the first part (§§ 1-3 in his edition) can be dated to the 8th century, while the second part (§§ 4-8) may have been composed in the 10th century.(1)n. 1 Myles Dillon, ‘The story of the finding of Cashel’, Ériu 16 (1952): 63–64.
prose (primary)
verse, list (secondary)


Cycles of the Kings


Conall CorcConall Corc / Conall Corc mac LuigdechNo short description available
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Caisel ... Cashel
County South Tipperary, Id



Myles Dillon, ‘The story of the finding of Cashel’, Ériu 16 (1952): 63–64.

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.] Dillon, Myles [ed. and tr.], “The story of the finding of Cashel”, Ériu 16 (1952): 61–73.

Secondary sources (select)

Downey, Clodagh, “Medieval literature about Conall Corc”, Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 110 (2005): 21–32.
Hull, Vernam, “Two passages in The Story of the Finding of Cashel”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 30 (1967): 14–16.
Hull, Vernam, “Notes on Irish texts”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 29 (1962–1964): 183–191.
187–188 no. 3: "A passage in Senchas fagbála Caisil"
Hull, Vernam, “Varia hibernica [1. ad-cois; 2. móaigid; 3. -taithmis; 4. A further note on rabais; 5. On Scél Túain maic Cairill]”, Celtica 5 (1960): 135–140.
136–137 no. 2: "móaigid"
Murray, Kevin [ed. and tr.], Baile in Scáil: The Phantom’s Frenzy, Irish Texts Society 58, London: Irish Texts Society, 2004.
Dennis Groenewegen
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