Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G100042

The Battle of Carnn Chonaill

Author: [unknown]

Background details and bibliographic information

File Description

Electronic edition compiled by Ruth Murphy

Funded by University College, Cork and
Professor Marianne McDonald via the CELT Project

1. First draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 3796 words


CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork
College Road, Cork, Ireland.—

(2002) (2010)

Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: G100042

Availability [RESTRICTED]

Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only.


    Manuscript sources.
  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 E 25 (Lebor na hUidre), p. 115b.
  2. Dublin, Trinity College Library, Book of Leinster, pp. 276b–277b.
  3. British Library, Egerton 1782 ff. 59b–61a.
  4. Yellow Book of Lecan, col. 795, p. 132 of photolithograph, contains a version of the legend in par. 11–20.
    Editions/translations and secondary literature
  1. Standish Hayes O'Grady, Silva Gaedelica i, 396–401; II 431–437 (From Eg. 1782, with incomplete English translation).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Whitley Stokes, The Battle of Carnn Chonaill in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie. , Halle an der Saale, Max Niemeyervolume 3 (1901) pages 203–219


Project Description

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

Sampling Declaration

All editorial introduction has been omitted. The more important variant readings from other MSS and editorial notes (note type="auth" n="") are integrated into the apparatus.

Editorial Declaration


Text has been checked, proof-read twice and parsed using NSGMLS.


The electronic text represents the edited text.


Direct speech is marked Q.


Enclitics and h in anlaut have been hyphenated off. When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break, the page-break is marked after the completion of the hyphenated word. Soft hyphens are silently removed.


DIV0 is reserved for the text (whether in one volume or many), DIV1 marks the editor's paragraph.


Expansions of abbreviations (italicized in the hardcopy) are marked ex. Names of persons (given names), places and group names are tagged. Page breaks are marked pb n="". Text supplied by the editor is tagged SUP resp="WS". Some manuscript variants are integrated into the apparatus. Poems/rhetoric passages are treated as embedded texts, with line groups numbered and a caesura marked by |. Footnotes have been integrated in the apparatus, tagged app. The hard copy apparatus does not indicate the start of a phrase for which a footnoted annotation or variant is given; hence the extent of the lemma or phrase in the digital apparatus is sometimes tentative. Also where there are omissions in the other manuscripts this is noted in the note or in the apparatus reading noted as [om.].

Canonical References

The n attribute of each text in this corpus carries a unique identifying number for the whole text.

The title of the text is held as the first head element within each text.

Profile Description

Created: By (an) unknown author(s). Date range: c.1400–c.1600.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Middle Irish.
Language: [LA] A few words are in Latin.
Language: [EN] The witness list is in English.

Revision History