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Breatnach, Liam, Córus bésgnai: an Old Irish law tract on the church and sciety, Early Irish Law Series 7, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS.
Córus bésgnai, a component tract of the Old Irish law text Senchas Már, is an important source text for the Church in early mediaeval Ireland. This book consists of annotated editions and translations of the Old Irish text as well as the later mediaeval glosses and commentaries. It should be of use to those interested not only in early mediaeval Ireland, but also in the early mediaeval Western Church.
Breatnach, Liam [ed. and tr.], Uraicecht na ríar: the poetic grades in early Irish law, Early Irish Law Series 2, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1987.

Works edited

Breatnach, Liam, Ruairí Ó hUiginn, Damian McManus, and Katharine Simms (eds), Proceedings of the XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, held in Maynooth University, 1–5 August 2011, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2015.
Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Liam Breatnach, and Kim R. McCone (eds.), Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney, Maynooth Monographs 2, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989.

Contributions to journals

Breatnach, Liam, “Varia I [1. De duodecim abusivis saeculi in mediaeval Ireland; 2. ané, aná and an example in bardic syntactical tracts]”, Ériu 64 (2014): 205–211.
Breatnach, Liam, “Forms of payment in the early Irish law tracts”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 68 (Winter, 2014): 1–20.
Breatnach, Liam, “Reviews, reviewers, and critical texts: a brief final response”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 57 (Summer, 2009): 71–73.
Breatnach, Liam, “Araile felmac féig don Mumain: unruly pupils and the limitations of satire”, Ériu 59 (2009): 111–137.
This paper offers an annotated edition and translation of a short Middle Irish tale about poets. It includes discussion of language and date, Bérla na Filed, the metre aí fhreisligi and the use of satire as a means of gaining redress.
(source: p. 111)
Breatnach, Liam, “Cinnus atá do thinnrem: a poem to Máel Brigte on his coming of age”, Ériu 58 (2008): 1–35.
Breatnach, Liam, “Varia: 1. An Old Irish gloss on Cáin lánamna. 2. An instance of do-maisi in the Irish Gospel of Thomas. 3. An OIr attestation of suacht, in Félire Óengusso”, Ériu 57 (2007): 155–163.
Breatnach, Liam, “Satire, praise and the early Irish poet”, Ériu 56 (2006): 63–84.
Breatnach, Liam, “On the original extent of the Senchas Már”, Ériu 47 (1996): 1–43.
Breatnach, Liam, “Varia V”, Ériu 41 (1990): 139–141.
Breatnach, Liam [ed. and tr.], “The first third of Bretha Nemed Toísech”, Ériu 40 (1989): 1–40.
Breatnach, Liam, “An aoir sa ré luath”, Léachtaí Cholm Cille 18 (1988): 11–19.
Breatnach, Liam, “The ecclesiastical element in the Old-Irish legal tract Cáin Fhuithirbe”, Peritia 5 (1986): 36–52.
This paper examines some aspects of the Old Irish legal tract Cáin Fhuithirbe, especially the role of the church in its compilation. This text is of particular importance in that it can be dated on historical grounds to within a few years of AD 680. The paper discusses the state of preservation of the text, analyses various passages which can shed light on the date and style of composition of, and ecclesiastical involvement in, this fragmentarily preserved text, and concludes with a discussion of the final part of the text which is of relevance to Patrician studies.
(source: Brepols)
Breatnach, Liam [ed. and tr.], “Canon law and secular law in early Ireland: the significance of Bretha Nemed”, Peritia 3 (1984): 439–459.
Breatnach, Liam, “Addenda and corrigenda to ‘The caldron of poesy’”, Ériu 35 (1984): 189–191.
Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Liam Breatnach, and Aidan Breen, “The laws of the Irish”, Peritia 3 (1984): 382–438.
Breatnach, Liam, “On abstract nouns from prepositions in Irish”, Celtica 15 (1983): 18–19.
Breatnach, Liam [ed. and tr.], “The Caldron of Poesy”, Ériu 32 (1981): 45–93.
Breatnach, Liam [ed.], “Tochmarc Luaine ocus Aided Athairne”, Celtica 13 (1980): 1–31.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

Breatnach, Liam, “The Treḟocal tract: an early Middle Irish text on poetics”, in: Ó Riain, Gordon [ed.], Dá dtrian feasa fiafraighidh: essays on the Irish grammatical and metrical tradition, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2017. 1–65.
Breatnach, Liam, “The glossing of the early Irish law tracts”, in: Hayden, Deborah, and Paul Russell (eds), Grammatica, gramadach and gramadeg: vernacular grammar and grammarians in medieval Ireland and Wales, Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 125, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2016. 113–132.
Breatnach, Liam, “Sluindfet dúib dagaisti in dána: a Middle Irish poem on metres”, in: Breatnach, Caoimhín, and Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail (eds), Aon don éigse: essays marking Osborn Bergin’s centenary lecture on bardic poetry (1912), Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2015. 51–90.
Boyle, Elizabeth, and Liam Breatnach, “Senchas Gall Átha Clíath: aspects of the cult of St Patrick in the twelfth century”, in: Carey, John, Kevin Murray, and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (eds), Sacred histories: a Festschrift for Máire Herbert, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015. 22–55.
Breatnach, Liam, “Legal and societal aspects of the poems of Blathmac”, in: Ó Riain, Pádraig [ed.], The poems of Blathmac son of Cú Brettan: reassessments, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series 27, London: Irish Texts Society, 2015. 104–118.
Breatnach, Liam, “Lebor na hUidre: some linguistic aspects”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí [ed.], Lebor na hUidre, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2015. 53–77.
Breatnach, Liam, “Law and literature in Early Mediaeval Ireland”, in: Centro Italiano di studi sull’Alto Medioevo (ed.), L'irlanda e gli irlandesi nell'alto medioevo (Spoleto, 16-21 aprile 2009), Settimane di Studio del Centro Italiano di Studi Sull'Alto Medioevo 57, Spoleto: Presso La sede del Centro, 2010. 215–238.
Breatnach, Liam, “The king in the Old Irish law text Senchas Már”, in: Josephson, Folke [ed.], Celtic language, law and letters. Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, Meijerbergs Arkiv för Svensk Ordforskning 38, Göteborg, 2010. 107–128.
Breatnach, Liam, “A verse on succession to ecclesiastical office”, in: Breatnach, Pádraig A., Caoimhín Breatnach, and Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail (eds), Léann lámhscríbhinní lobháin: The Louvain manuscript heritage, Éigse Publications 1, Dublin: National University of Ireland, 2007. 32–41.
Breatnach, Liam, “Miscellanea Hibernica”, in: Smelik, Bernadette, Rijcklof Hofman, Camiel Hamans, and David Cram (eds.), A companion in linguistics: a Festschrift for Anders Ahlqvist on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday, Nijmegen: Stichting Uitgeverij de Keltische Draak, 2005. 141–151.
Breatnach, Liam, “On satire and the poet's circuit”, in: Ó Háinle, Cathal G., and Donald Meek (eds.), Unity in diversity. Studies in Irish and Scottish Gaelic language, literature and history, Trinity Irish studies / Léann na Tríonóide 1, Dublin: School of Irish, Trinity College Dublin, 2004. 25–35.
Breatnach, Liam, “Cáin ónae: an Old-Irish law text on lending”, in: Jasanoff, Jay H., H. Craig Melchert, and Lisi Oliver (eds.), Mír curad: studies in honor of Calvert Watkins, Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Innsbruck, 1998. 29–46.
Breatnach, Liam, “Poets and poetry”, in: McCone, Kim R., and Katharine Simms (eds.), Progress in medieval Irish studies, Maynooth: Department of Old Irish, St. Patrick's College, 1996. 65–77.
Breatnach, Liam, “Law”, in: McCone, Kim R., and Katharine Simms (eds.), Progress in medieval Irish studies, Maynooth: Department of Old Irish, St. Patrick's College, 1996. 107–121.
Breatnach, Liam, “On the glossing of the early Irish law-texts, fragmentary texts, and some aspects of the laws relating to dogs”, in: Ahlqvist, Anders (et al., eds.), Celtica Helsingiensia. Proceedings from a Symposium on Celtic Studies, Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 107, Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1996. 11–20.
Breatnach, Liam, “Sedulius Scottus, St. Gall Stiftsbibliothek 73, and Latin in the Irish laws”, Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 16 (1993): 123–124.
Breatnach, Liam, “Zur Frage der roscada im Irischen”, in: Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], Metrik und Medienwechsel / Metrics and media, ScriptOralia 35, Tübingen: Narr, 1991. 197–205.
Breatnach, Liam, “Lawyers in early Ireland”, in: Hogan, Daire, and W. N. Osborough (eds.), Brehons, serjeants and attorneys. Studies in the history of the Irish legal profession, Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1990. 1–13.
Breatnach, Liam, “An edition of Amra Senáin”, in: Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Liam Breatnach, and Kim R. McCone (eds.), Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney, Maynooth Monographs 2, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989. 7–31.