Texts

    Tríar macclérech‘Three clerical students’

    • Early Irish
    • prose
    • Irish religious texts, Immram
    Short story about three clerical students, and their cat, who go on a pilgrimage and settle on an island in the sea. When the last survivor spends the final days of his life in that place, Brénainn (of Clonfert) arrives and administers the last rites to him.
    Initial words (prose)
    See the manuscripts section below.
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Early Irish
    Form
    prose (primary)

    Classification

    Irish religious texts
     Immram

    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.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], Lives of saints from the Book of Lismore, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series 5, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1890.
    CELT: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    vii–x Edition of the Lismore copy, with an English translation. direct link
    [ed.] [tr.] Gaidoz, Henri, “Les trois clercs & le chat: légende chrétienne de l’Irlande”, Mélusine: recueil de mythologie, littérature populaire, traditions et usages 4 (1888–1889): 5–11 (cols).
    Gallica: <link>
    Edition, with French translation, from the LL copy.
    [dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1967.
    CELT – pp. 1119-1192 and 1202-1325: <link>
    1233–1234 Diplomatic edition of the LL copy direct link
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