Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G106500C
The Metrical Dindshenchas
Background details and bibliographic information
File DescriptionEdward Gwynn
Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber and Saorla Ó Corráin
Funded by University College, Cork and
The Connacht Project, the Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Political Change, NUI Galway and
the HEA via the LDT Project
2. Second draft.
Extent of text: 34770 words
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Series Todd Lecture Series
Text ID Number: 9
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- Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1339 (H 2.18, Book of Leinster), pp. 151170 and 191216 of facsimile.
- The Rennes MS, ff. 90125.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 12 (Book of Ballymote), vellum; 13841406 pp. 349410.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 2 (Book of Lecan), vellum; written in the years immediately preceding 1417, pp. 461525.
- Dublin, Trinity College Library, H 2 16 (Yellow Book of Lecan), pp. 438455 of facsimile.
- Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS H 3 3 (1322).
- Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS H 2 15 b (1317), pp. 157end (a copy of H).
- Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS E 4 1 (1436).
- Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS H 2 4, pp. 462590 (an 18th cent copy of B).
- Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS H 1 15 (1289), pp. 409532 (an 18th cent copy of B).
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- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, Stowe, D II 2.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, Stowe, B II 2. A fragment.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, Stowe, B III 1.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, Reeves, 832, pp. 61197.
- The corresponding prose versions of the poems contained in this file were published in Stokes' edition of the Rennes Dindshenchas, RC 15 and 16.
Secondary literature: a selection
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The edition used in the digital edition
- The Metrical Dindshenchas. in Volume 3Edward Gwynn (ed), Second reprint [x + 562 pp. words] Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin (1991) (first published 1906) (reprinted 1941)
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Created: By one or more unknown authors in Irish monastic scriptoria.
Date range: Middle Irish period.
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Language: [GA] The text is in Old and Middle Irish.
Language: [LA] Some abbreviations are in Latin.
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