Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G100026
The circuit of Ireland by Muircheartach mac Néill
Background details and bibliographic information
Electronic edition compiled by Philip Irwin
Funded by University College, Cork and
Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.
2. Second draft.
Proof corrections by Philip Irwin
Extent of text: 2700 words
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Text ID Number: G100026
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- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 790, 4446 (alias 23 D 17; see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 1620 (Dublin 1936) 250212). See also S. Pender, The O Clery Book of Genealogies (Dublin: Stationery Office 1951) = Analecta Hibernica 18 (Dublin 1951), pp xixx; the text occurs at what corresponds to paragraph 41 of Pender's edition of the genealogies: he does not print the text, but he prints the prefatory matter to it as paragraph 40 of his edition; scribe: Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh.)
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 617, 21215 (alias 23 K 32; see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 1620 (Dublin 1936) 193945). Scribe: Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh; it is appended to his recension of the Lebor Gabála.
- John O'Donovan, The circuit of Ireland, by Muircheartach mac Neill, prince of Aileach; a poem written in the year DCCCCXLII by Cormacan Eigeas, chief poet of the north of Ireland, Tracts relating to Ireland, vol. i (Dublin: Irish Archaeological Society 1841) 2458; with an introduction, copious footnotes, additional notes (being three pages of genealogical tables), an index, and (as frontispiece) a map of Ireland to illustrate the circuit of Muirchertach mac Néill.
- Edmund Hogan, Móirthimchell Éirenn uile dorigne Muirchertach mac Néill: the circuit of Ireland by Muirchertach son of Niall, A. D. 941; with preface, a textual Réamhfhocal (edited from MS 2 and translated by O'Donovan in the introduction to his edition, pages 2122), with an appendix (emendations of the text; indexes and identifications of persons, place and tribes, a glossary, and additional notes) (Dublin: Gaelic League 1901.)
- O'Donovan (cited above).
- Hogan (cited above).
The edition used in the digital edition
- John O'Donovan, The circuit of Ireland, by Muircheartach mac Neill, prince of Aileach; a poem written in the year DCCCCXLII by Cormacan Eigeas, chief poet of the north of Ireland in Tracts relating to Ireland Vol. 1, Ed. John O'Donovan. , Dublin, Irish Archaeological Society (1841) pages 2458
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Created: By an unknown propagandist on behalf of Muirchertach Mac Lochlainn, king of Ireland (1156-1166), and then attributed to Cormacán Éces.
Date range: 1156-1166.
Use of language
Language: [GA] The text is in Irish.
Language: [LA] One word is in Latin.