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Táin Bó Cúailnge Recension I

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Cecile O'Rahilly

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  1. Táin Bó Cúailnge Recension I. Cecile O'Rahilly (ed), First edition [xxiv (vii-xxiii Introduction, xxiv Acknowledgements) + 312 pp (1-125 Text, 125-239 Translation, 239-299 Notes To Text, 300 Index to Main Notes, 301-306 Index of Persons, 307-312 Index of Places, Peoples, Rivers, 312 Corrigenda)] Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin (1976)

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Created: By unknown authors in Irish monastic scriptoria. Date range: c. 550-1100, various and mostly unknown.

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