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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
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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 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'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. 
comments: Reprinted in 1967
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.

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