Teacht Chonnlaoich go hÉirinn

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Teacht Chonnlaoich go hÉirinn

    Teacht Chonnlaoich go hÉirinn‘Connlaoch went to Ireland’

    • Ulster Cycle
    Gaelic ballad version of the story of Cú Chulainn and the killing of his only son. This story is also known in an early prose form from Aided Óenfir Aífe and in a later prose form from Oidheadh Chonlaoich.
    Title
    Teacht Chonnlaoich go hÉirinn
    ‘Connlaoch went to Ireland’
    This is the title given to it in Charlotte Brooke, Reliques of Irish poetry (1816).
    Manuscripts

    Classification

    Ulster Cycle

    Subject tags

    Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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    • 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.] Brooke, Charlotte [ed. and tr.], Reliques of Irish poetry: consisting of heroic poems, odes, elegies, and songs, 2nd ed. (1789), Dublin, 1816.
    Internet Archive – 1816 reprint: <link> Internet Archive – 1816 reprint (ends imperfectly): <link> Internet Archive – 1789 edition: <link>, <link>, <link>
    1–14 (introduction), 15–27 (translation), 393–398 (edition). Short version, here entitled Teacht Chonnláoich go h-Éirinn.
    [ed.] [tr.] MacLauchlan, Thomas [ed. and tr.], The Dean of Lismore’s Book: a selection of ancient Gaelic poetry from a manuscript collection made by James M’Gregor, dean of Lismore, in the beginning of the sixteenth century, Edinburgh, 1862.
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    part 1: 50–53 (translation), part 2: 34–37 (edition).
    [ed.] Cameron, Alexander, Reliquiæ Celticæ: Texts, papers and studies in Gaelic literature and philology, ed. Alexander Macbain and John Kennedy, 2 vols, vol. 1: Ossianica: with memoir of Dr. Cameron, Inverness, 1892.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>
    58–65. Parallel text from the Book of the Dean of Lismore and a modern version.

    Secondary sources

    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    407–408

    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Cameron, Alexander, Reliquiæ Celticæ: Texts, papers and studies in Gaelic literature and philology, ed. Alexander Macbain and John Kennedy, 2 vols, vol. 1: Ossianica: with memoir of Dr. Cameron, Inverness, 1892.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>
    MacLauchlan, Thomas [ed. and tr.], The Dean of Lismore’s Book: a selection of ancient Gaelic poetry from a manuscript collection made by James M’Gregor, dean of Lismore, in the beginning of the sixteenth century, Edinburgh, 1862.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Brooke, Charlotte [ed. and tr.], Reliques of Irish poetry: consisting of heroic poems, odes, elegies, and songs, 2nd ed. (1789), Dublin, 1816.
    Internet Archive – 1816 reprint: <link> Internet Archive – 1816 reprint (ends imperfectly): <link> Internet Archive – 1789 edition: <link>, <link>, <link>

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