Texts

The Milesian invasion of Ireland

  • Old Irish
  • prose
  • Irish legendary history
Initial words (prose)
  • Luid longos do chenel Iafed mac Noí a tirib Grec
Manuscripts
Language
  • Old Irish
Date
uncertain
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Irish legendary history

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.] Hull, Vernam, “The Milesian invasion of Ireland”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 19 (1933): 155–160.
Text and translation.

Secondary sources (select)

Scowcroft, R. Mark, “Leabhar Gabhála. Part II: the growth of the tradition”, Ériu 39 (1988): 1–66.  
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Carey, John, “On the interrelationships of some Cín Dromma Snechtai texts”, Ériu 46 (1995): 71–92.
Celtic Digital Initiative: <link>
92 A note on the attempt of the Gaels to land in Dál Riata. Carey regards this detail as another possible clue to the northern provenance of the Cín Dromma Snechtai and the texts contained therein.
Jaski, Bart, “‘We are of the Greeks in our origin’: new perspectives on the Irish origin legend”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 46 (Winter, 2003): 1–53.
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