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In the following contribution I will attempt a new evaluation of the poem and its author, and will deal with its textual transmission and palaeography, structure, content and cultural background. This will be undertaken on the basis of a complete new collation of all versions, including the unedited part. Of the latter I add a computer facsimile of this poem in the Royal Irish Academy MS D iv 3 (1224) and will discuss the merits of such a device for scientific and didactic purposes.The present work is a by-product of an extensive investigation of the annals, synchronisms, Lebor Gabála and further related traditions, the starting point of which is my intension to prepare a future edition of the so called Annals of Tigernach contained in Rawl. B 502 (cf. SCHMIDT 1993).