Táin bó Cúailnge I

From CODECS: Online Database and e-Resources for Celtic Studies
Táin bó Cúailnge I

    Táin bó Cúailgne, recension I

    • Old Irish, Middle Irish
    • prose
    • Ulster Cycle, Táin bó Cúailnge
    Manuscripts

    This recension is found in four manuscripts:

    Language
    • Old Irish Middle Irish
    • Old Irish and Middle Irish
    Form
    prose (primary)
    verse (secondary)

    Classification

    Ulster Cycle Táin bó Cúailnge
    Contents
    Under-construction.png
    Work in progress

    Introduction to the Táin bó Cúailnge » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1–134 (O'Rahilly 1976): Tarcomlad slóiged mór la Connachtu ... Finit a titulrad

    The story proper (In scél iar n-urd inso sís)

    » Comments: Lines 135–372 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    Praise of Cú Chulainn (Inna formolta inso sís) » entry

    » Comments: Lines 373–397 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The boyhood deeds (macgnímrada) of Cú Chulainn: beginning » entry

    » Comments: Lines 398–469 (O'Rahilly 1976), headed Na Macgnímrada inso sís

    Macgnímrada: The death of the boys » entry

    » Comments: Lines 470–480 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    Macgnímrada: The fight between Eógan mac Durthacht and Conchobar » entry

    » Comments: Lines 481–523 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    Macgnímrada: The death of the 27 men » entry

    » Comments: Lines 524–539 (O'Rahilly 1976), headed Aided na trí nónbor inso ⁊ in fáth arná laimthé a n-guin ina cess

    Macgnímrada: The killing of the smith’s hound » entry

    » Comments: Lines 540–607 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    Macgnímrada: The death of Nechta Scéne’s three sons » entry

    » Comments: Lines 608–824 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    A different version up to the death of Órlám » entry

    » Comments: Lines 825–832 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of Fráech » entry

    » Comments: Lines 833–857 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    Fergus leapt across the oak-tree in his own chariot » entry

    » Comments: Lines 858–867 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of the marten and of the pet bird » entry

    » Comments: Lines 920–945 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The finding of the bull » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1487–1509 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of Redg the satirist (Aided Redg cáinte) » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1510–1568 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The meeting of Cú Chulainn and Finnabair » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1569–1608 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The combat of Munremar and Cú Roí (Comlond Munremair ocus Con Roi) » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1609–1630 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of the youths (Aided na macraidi) » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1631–1657 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The bloodless fight of Rochad » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1658–1684 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of the royal mercenaries (Aided na rígamus) » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1685–1693 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of Cúr (Aided Cáur) » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1694–1736 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of Fer Baeth » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1737–1806 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The combat of Láiríne mac Nóis » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1807–1844 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The conversation of the Morrígan with Cú Chulainn » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1845–1873 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of Lóch mac Mo Femis » entry

    » Comments: Lines 1874–2037 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The healing of the Morrígan, etc. » entry

    » Comments: Lines 2038–2071 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The scythed chariot and Breslech Mór Maige Muirthemne » entry

    » Comments: Lines 2072–2334 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The description of Cú Chulainn » entry

    » Comments: Lines 2335–2454 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The mis-throw at Belach Eóin » entry

    » Comments: Lines 2455–2482 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of Taman the jester » entry

    » Comments: Lines 2483–2487 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The death of Óengus mac Óenláime » entry

    » Comments: Lines 2488–2494 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The meeting of Fergus and Cú Chulainn » entry

    » Comments: Lines 2495–2522 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The fight with Mand » entry

    » Comments: Lines 2523–2566 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    The fight of Fer Diad and Cú Chulainn » entry

    » Comments: Lines 2567–3153 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    List of the chief episodes of the Táin » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3154–3160 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (1) The hard fight (caladgleó) of Cethern » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3161–3327

    (2) The tooth-fight (fiacalgleó) of Fintan » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3328–3335 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (3) The red shame (rúadrucca) of Mend » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3336–3345 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (4) The bloodless fight (bángleó) of Rochad » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3346–3365 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (5) The humorous fight (meillgleó) of Iliach » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3366–3386 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (6) The missile-throwing of the charioteers » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3387–3392 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (7) The trance of Amairgen, etc. » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3393–3409 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (8) The repeated warning of Súaltaim » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3410–3453 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (9–11) The muster of the Ulstermen, the trance of Dubthach and Ailill » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3454–3543 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (12) The march of the companies » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3544–3944 (O'Rahilly 1976)

    (13–15) The muster of the men of Ireland » entry

    » Comments: Lines 3945–4160 (O'Rahilly 1976)
    • 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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] O'Rahilly, Cecile [ed. and tr.], Táin bó Cúailnge: Recension I, Dublin: DIAS, 1976.
    CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link>
    [ed.] Strachan, John, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), The Táin Bó Cúailnge from the Yellow Book of Lecan: with variant readings from the Lebor na Huidre, Dublin and London: Royal Irish Academy, 1912.
    Wikisource – Wikisource (not fully proofread): <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    [ed.] Windisch, Ernst [ed.], “Táin bó Cúailnge nach der Handschrift Egerton 1782”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 9 (1913): 121–158.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    [ed.] Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig [ed.], Táin Bó Cuailnge: the Maynooth manuscript, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1966.
    Edited from the O'Curry MS.
    [tr.] Carson, Ciarán [tr.], The Táin. Translated from the old Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge, Penguin Classics, London: Penguin, 2007.

    Queried results

    if available
    Holmberg, Matthew, “Unique onomastic information in the Lebor na hUidre Táin”, The Journal of Literary Onomastics 6:1 (2017): 32–41.
    Digitalcommons.brockport.edu: <link>
    Edel, Doris, Inside the Táin: exploring Cú Chulainn, Fergus, Ailill, and Medb, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
    Loon, Daan van, “The usage of the historical present in Old Irish narrative prose”, in: Roma, Elisa, and David Stifter [eds], Linguistic and philological studies in Early Irish, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2014. 247–280.
    O'Connor, Ralph, “Was classical imitation necessary for the writing of large-scale Irish sagas? Reflections on Táin bó Cúailnge and the ‘watchman device’”, in: O'Connor, Ralph [ed.], Classical literature and learning in medieval Irish narrative, Studies in Celtic History 34, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2014. 165–195.
    Burnyeat, Abigail, “‘Wrenching the club from the hand of Hercules’: classical models for medieval Irish compilatio”, in: O'Connor, Ralph [ed.], Classical literature and learning in medieval Irish narrative, Studies in Celtic History 34, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2014. 196–207.
    Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, “The body in Táin bó Cúailnge”, in: Sheehan, Sarah, Joanne Findon, and Westley Follett (eds.), Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 131–153.
    Moore, Elizabeth, “In t-indellchró bodba fer talman: a reading of Cú Chulainn’s first recension ríastrad”, Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 29 (2009, 2011): 154–176.
    Dooley, Ann, “Táin bó Cúailnge”, in: Wright, Julia M. [ed.], A companion to Irish literature, vol. 1, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 17–26.
    Carson, Ciarán [tr.], The Táin. Translated from the old Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge, Penguin Classics, London: Penguin, 2007.
    Dooley, Ann, Playing the hero: reading the Irish saga Táin bó Cúailnge, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
    Schrijver, Peter, “The roscada of Táin bó Cúailnge Recension I, 2428–2454”, in: Smelik, Bernadette, Rijcklof Hofman, Camiel Hamans, and David Cram (eds.), A companion in linguistics: a Festschrift for Anders Ahlqvist on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday, Nijmegen: Stichting Uitgeverij de Keltische Draak, 2005. 92–116.
    Nagy, Joseph Falaky, “The rising of the river Cronn in Táin bó Cúailnge”, in: Ahlqvist, Anders (et al., eds.), Celtica Helsingiensia. Proceedings from a Symposium on Celtic Studies, Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 107, Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1996. 129–148.
    Freeman, Philip M., “Visions from the dead in Herodotus, Nicander of Colophon, and the Táin bó Cúailnge”, Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group 12 (1994): 45–48.
    Kelly, Patricia, “The Táin as literature”, in: Mallory, James P. [ed.], Aspects of the Táin, Belfast: December, 1992. 69–102.
    O'Rahilly, Cecile [ed. and tr.], Táin bó Cúailnge: Recension I, Dublin: DIAS, 1976.
    CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link>
    Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig [ed.], Táin Bó Cuailnge: the Maynooth manuscript, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1966.
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    99   [2.3] “Fassung I (die sogenannte LU-Version)”
    118–219   [2.6] “Inhalt der Fassungen I, II, III der Tāin bō Cuailnge”
    235   [2.8] “Die Interpelazionen in Fassung I”
    Windisch, Ernst [ed.], “Táin bó Cúailnge nach der Handschrift Egerton 1782”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 9 (1913): 121–158.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Strachan, John, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), The Táin Bó Cúailnge from the Yellow Book of Lecan: with variant readings from the Lebor na Huidre, Dublin and London: Royal Irish Academy, 1912.
    Wikisource – Wikisource (not fully proofread): <link> Internet Archive: <link>

    web page identifiers

    page name: Táin bó Cúailnge I
    shortcut: span style="font-variant:small-caps;">xxx</span>
    page url: //www.vanhamel.nl/codecs/T%C3%A1in_b%C3%B3_C%C3%BAailnge_I
    page ID: 12221
    page ID tracker: //www.vanhamel.nl/codecs/Show:ID?id=12221

    Contributors
    Dennis Groenewegen
    blog comments powered by Disqus
    CODECS is published online by Stichting A. G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies (A. G. van Hamel Foundation for Celtic Studies) under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) licence. Designed, directed and maintained by Dennis Groenewegen.