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Betha Cranatan

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Charles Plummer

Electronic edition compiled by Elva Johnston, Ruth Murphy

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Professor Marianne McDonald via the CELT Project

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 2105 words


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    Manuscript sources
  1. Bruxelles, Bibliothèque Royale, O 'Clery numbers MS Br. 2324–40, fo. 128. For details see J. Van den Gheyn, Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, Bruxelles 1906–1948, (13 vols.); vol. V, 384.
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 968 (olim A. iv. 1 olim Stowe 9), p. 90–93. For details see Kathleen Mulchrone, T. F. O'Rahilly et al. (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 1926–1958, Vol. V, Fasc. 22, pp. 2780–83, MS 968.
  1. Charles Plummer, Miscellanea Hagiographica Hibernica, Subsidia Hagiographica 15. Bruxelles 1925. Life of Cranat ed. with transl. from Br. 2324–40, f. 128 and Stowe A iv 1.
  2. Charles Plummer, Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae Tom. I–II, 8vo, Oxford 1910. [Introduction deals with the relation of the Latin and Irish lives, contents, folk-lore, mythology, etc.]
    Secondary literature
  1. Eugene O'Curry, Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, Dublin 1873, vol. 3, 44.
  2. Felim Ó Briain, 'Miracles in the lives of the Irish Saints', Irish Eccelsiastical Record 66 (1945), 331–42.
  3. D. D. C. Pochin Mould, Ireland of the Saints. London: Batsford, 1953.
  4. Nora K. Chadwick, The age of saints in early Celtic Church. London O.U.P., 1961. (University of Durham: Riddell memorial lectures, 32nd series, 1960).
  5. Kathleen Hughes, 'The church and the world in early Christian Ireland', Irish Historical Studies 13 1962/63 (1963) 99–116.
  6. Kathleen Hughes, The Church in Early Irish Society. London: Methuen, 1966.
  7. James F. Kenny, The Sources for the Early History of Ireland: ecclesiastical. An introduction and guide. Shannon I.U.P., 1968. Repr. of 1929 ed., corrections and additions, and preface, by Ludwig Bieler.
  8. James Doan, 'A Structural Approach to Celtic Saints' Lives.' In: Patrick K. Ford (ed.) Celtic Folklore and Christianity: Studies in Memory of William W. Heist, 16–28. Santa Barbara/Los Angeles 1983.
  9. Kim McCone, 'An Introduction to Early Irish Saints' Lives.' Maynooth Review 11 (1984) 26–59.
  10. Daniel F. Melia, 'Abstract: Irish Saints' Lives as Historical Sources.' In: Glanmor Williams and Robert Owen Jones (eds.) The Celts and the Renaissance: Tradition and Innovation. Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Celtic Studies, held at Swansea, 19–24 July 1987. Cardiff: University of Wales Press 1990.
  11. Laurence Flanagan, A Chronicle of Irish Saints. Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1990.
  12. Dorothy Ann Bray, 'A List of Motifs in the Lives of the Early Irish Saints', Folklore Fellows Communications, no. 252. Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 1992.
  13. Review of D. A. Bray. (1) Dorothy Africa, Speculum 71 (1996) 129–132.
  14. Review of D. A. Bray. (2) Clare Stancliffe, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 31 (Summer 1996) 73–75.
  15. Review of D. A. Bray. (3) Caoimhín Breatnach, Éigse 31 (1999) 200–202.
  16. Review of D. A. Bray. (4) Dáibhí Ó hÓgain, Béaloideas: The Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society 67 (1999) 194–196.
  17. Elva Johnston, 'Powerful women or patriarchal weapons? Two medieval Irish saints'. Peritia 15 (2001) 302–10.
  18. Pádraig Ó Riain, A dictionary of Irish Saints (Dublin 2011), 228–229 (with bibliography).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Betha Cranatan. Charles Plummer (ed), First edition [13 pp.] Société des BollandistesBrussels (1925)


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The present text represents pages 160–163 of the volume. All editorial introduction and translation have been omitted. The editorial addenda and corrigenda are integrated in the electronic edition.

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Profile Description

Created: By one or more unknown authors in Irish monastic scriptoria. Date range: Middle Irish period.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Middle Irish.
Language: [LA] There is one Latin abbreviation.
Language: [EN] The notes are in English.

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