Suidiugud tellaig Temra‘The settling of the manor of Tara’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Medieval Irish literature, Irish legendary history, Mythological Cycle
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish.

prose (primary)
verse (secondary)
Contains poems
Héiriu cía fhíarfaidir dím’ • ‘As éol dam sund amne’ • ‘Féni ó Fénius adberta’ • ‘Is fodeirc damsa indiu’ • ‘Cóic hurrunda Érind’ • ‘Fand indiu mo beatha búan’ • ‘Am crín indiu i Comor chúan


Medieval Irish literature Irish legendary history Mythological Cycle


 Feast of Tara
Díarmait mac CerbaillDíarmait mac Cerbaill (supp. d. 565) – high-king of Ireland
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Fintan mac BóchraFintan mac Bóchra (ass. time-frame: Universal history) – A figure of medieval Irish tradition who survives the Flood and lives to give eye-witness accounts of the history of Ireland
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Temair ... Tara
County Meath


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.] Best, R. I. [ed. and tr.], “The settling of the manor of Tara”, Ériu 4 (1910): 121–172.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link>
Based on YBL, variants from the Book of Lismore and the Laud Misc. 610 fragment.
Dennis Groenewegen
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