Bibliography

Kevin
Murray

35 publications between 2000 and ? indexed
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Murray, Kevin, The early Finn Cycle, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017.
abstract:
The Finn (or Fenian) Cycle (fíanaigecht) is classified by modern scholarship as one of four medieval Irish literary cycles along with the Ulster Cycle, the Cycle of Historical Tales (or Cycles of the Kings) and the Mythological Cycle. It is primarily composed of material dealing with the legendary character Finn mac Cumaill, his warrior band (fían), his son Oisín and his grandson Oscar. In a fashion recalling the expansion of the Arthurian legend throughout Europe, the traditions centred on Finn grew from localized beginnings to spread throughout the entire Gaelic-speaking world. This study takes as its focus the early Finn Cycle, up to and including the composition of the most significant fíanaigecht tale, Acallam na senórach (‘The colloquy of the ancients’), at the beginning of the Early Modern Irish period. The volume also deals in detail with topics such as the nature of the fían; the extent of early fragmentary Finn Cycle sources; the background to Tóraigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne (‘The pursuit of Diarmaid and Gráinne’); the boyhood deeds and death of Finn; and the development of the Fenian lay tradition. The Early Finn Cycle details and investigates the primary and secondary sources for the study of this material and traces the literary development of the early fíanaigecht corpus. In so doing, it seeks to account for the emergence of the Finn Cycle from fragmentarily documented beginnings to become the dominant genre of Gaelic literature after 1200.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, Diarmuid Ó Murchadha, and Kevin Murray (eds.), Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge [Fascicle 4 / Fascúl 4 (Ceall Ghabhann-Cláiríne)], fasc. 4, London: Irish Texts Society, 2011.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, Diarmuid Ó Murchadha, and Kevin Murray (eds.), Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge [Fascicle 3 / Fascúl 3 (C-Ceall Fhursa)], fasc. 3, London: Irish Texts Society, 2008.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, Diarmuid Ó Murchadha, and Kevin Murray (eds.), Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge [Fascicle 2 (names in B-) / Fascúl 2 (ainmneacha i B-)], fasc. 2, London: Irish Texts Society, 2005.
Murray, Kevin [ed. and tr.], Baile in Scáil: The Phantom’s Frenzy, Irish Texts Society 58, London: Irish Texts Society, 2004.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, Diarmuid Ó Murchadha, and Kevin Murray (eds.), Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames / Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge [Fascicle 1 (names in A-) / Fascúl 1 (ainmneacha in A-)], fasc. 1, London: Irish Texts Society, 2003.

Works edited

Carey, John, Kevin Murray, and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (eds), Sacred histories: a Festschrift for Máire Herbert, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015.
Doyle, Aidan, and Kevin Murray (eds), In dialogue with the Agallamh: essays in honour of Seán Ó Coileáin, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014.
Murray, Kevin, and Pádraig Ó Riain (eds.), Edmund Hogan’s Onomasticon Goedelicum: reconsiderations, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series 23, London: Irish Texts Society, 2011.
Murray, Kevin [ed.], Translations from classical literature: Imtheachta Aeniasa and Stair Ercuil ocus a bás, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series 17, London: Irish Texts Society, 2006.
Carey, John, Máire Herbert, and Kevin Murray (eds.), Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places. Essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain, Celtic Studies Publications 9, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2004.
Herbert, Máire, and Kevin Murray (eds.), Retrospect and prospect in Celtic studies: proceedings of the 11th International Celtic Congress held in University College, Cork, 25-31 July 1999, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003.

Contributions to journals

Murray, Kevin, “Genre construction: the creation of the dinnshenchas”, The Journal of Literary Onomastics 6:1 (2017): 11–21.
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Murray, Kevin, “Reviews, reviewers, and critical texts”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 57 (Summer, 2009): 51–70.
Murray, Kevin [ed. and tr.], “Catshlechta and other medieval legal material relating to cats”, Celtica 25 (2007): 143–159.
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Murray, Kevin, “Dialect in medieval Irish? Evidence from placenames”, Studia Celtica Fennica 2 — Essays in honour of Anders Ahlqvist (2005): 97–109.
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Murray, Kevin, “Lulgach ‘a milch cow’”, Celtica 24 (2003): 223–224.
Murray, Kevin, “A reading from Scéla Moshauluim”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 53 (2003): 198–201.
Murray, Kevin, “Baile in Scáil and Baile Bricín”, Éigse 33 (2002): 49–56.
Murray, Kevin, “[Review of: Borsje, Jacqueline, From chaos to enemy: encounters with monsters in early Irish texts. An investigation related to the process of christianization and the concept of evil, Instrumenta Patristica 29, Turnhout: Brepols, 1996]”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 52 (2001–2002): 302–305.
Murray, Kevin [ed.], “The finding of the Táin”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 41 (Summer, 2001): 17–23.
Murray, Kevin, “Note: *Eterrí ‘intermediate king, subordinate king’?”, Peritia 15 (2001): 377–378.
Murray, Kevin, “[Review of: Ireland, Colin A. [ed. and tr.], Old Irish wisdom attributed to Aldfrith of Northumbria: an edition of Bríathra Flainn Fhína maic Ossu, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 205, Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1999]”, Peritia 15 (2001): 432–434.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

Murray, Kevin, “The late medieval Irish-language manuscript tradition in North Roscommon: the case of Royal Irish Academy MS 23 N 10”, in: Farrell, Richie, Kieran O'Conor, and Matthew Potter (eds), Roscommon history and society: interdiscplinary essays on the history of an Irish county, History and Society 26, Dublin: Geography Publications, 2018. 191–209.
Murray, Kevin, “The dating of Branwen: the ‘Irish question’ revisited”, in: Carey, John, Kevin Murray, and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (eds), Sacred histories: a Festschrift for Máire Herbert, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015. 247–250.
Murray, Kevin, “The reworking of Old Irish narrative texts in the Middle Irish period: contexts and motivations”, in: Boyle, Elizabeth, and Deborah Hayden (eds), Authorities and adaptations: the reworking and transmission of textual sources in medieval Ireland, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2014. 291–306.
Murray, Kevin, “Interpreting the evidence: problems with dating the early fíanaigecht corpus”, in: Arbuthnot, Sharon J., and Geraldine Parsons (eds.), The Gaelic Finn tradition, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. 31–49.
Murray, Kevin, “Some thoughts on Baile Binnbérlach mac Búain”, in: Wiley, Dan M. [ed.], Essays on the early Irish king tales, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008. 84–90.
Bhreathnach, Edel, and Kevin Murray, “Baile Chuinn Chétchathaig: edition”, in: Bhreathnach, Edel [ed.], The kingship and landscape of Tara, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005. 73–94.
Murray, Kevin, “The manuscript tradition of Baile Chuinn Chétchathaig and its relationship with Baile in Scáil”, in: Bhreathnach, Edel [ed.], The kingship and landscape of Tara, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005. 69–72.
Murray, Kevin, “Gilla Mo Dutu Úa Caiside”, in: Carey, John, Máire Herbert, and Kevin Murray (eds.), Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places. Essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain, Celtic Studies Publications 9, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2004. 150–162.
Murray, Kevin, “Baile in Scáil and Echtrae Chormaic”, in: Richter, Michael, and Jean-Michel Picard (eds.), Ogma: essays in Celtic studies in honour of Próinséas Ní Chatháin, Dublin: Four Courts, 2002. 195–199.
Murray, Kevin, “Some observations upon the treatment of non-Irish placenames in medieval Irish manuscripts”, in: Ní Chatháin, Próinséas, and Michael Richter (eds.), Ireland and Europe in the early Middle Ages: texts and transmissions / Irland und Europa im früheren Mittelalter: Texte und Überlieferung, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002. 37–44.
Murray, Kevin [ed. and tr.], “A Middle-Irish tract on cró and díbad”, in: Smyth, Alfred P. [ed.], Seanchas. Studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. 251–260.
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