Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh‘The triumph of Turlough’

  • Early Modern Irish
  • Cycles of the Kings
Early Modern Irish historical saga
Ascribed to: Seaán mac Ruaidhrí Mac CraithMac Craith (Seaán mac Ruaidhrí)
(fl. mid–14th century)
Irish historian, member of the Meic Craith (Magraths) who appear as a hereditary family of bardic poets. He is reputed to have written the Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh.
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  • Early Modern Irish
mid-14th century (Gibson)
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Cycles of the Kings


Toirrdelbach Ó Briain [d. 1306]Ó Briain (Toirrdelbach) ... d. 1306
(d. 1306)
King of Thomond, son of Tadhg Ó Briain.
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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'Grady, Standish Hayes [ed. and tr.], Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh: The triumphs of Turlough, 2 vols, Irish Texts Society 26–27, London: Irish Texts Society, 1929.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Gibson, D. Blair, From chiefdom to state in early Ireland, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
201ff [‘The world of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh’]
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen