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Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh

Author: Sean Mac Ruaidhrí Mac Craith

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Standish Hayes O'Grady

translated by Standish Hayes O'GradyElectronic edition compiled by Emer Purcell Proof corrections by Emer Purcell

Funded by University College, Cork and
The HEA via the LDT Project and
The IRCHSS via the Digital Dinneen Project

1. First draft, revised and corrected.

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    Manuscript sources
  1. Royal Irish Academy, 23 Q 16; a large fragment on vellum written in 1509.
  2. Trinity College Dublin, H 1 18 (no. 1292), written by Aindrias Mac Cruitín for Tadhg Mac Conmara in 1721.
    Further reading
  1. Thomas Johnson Westropp, 'The Normans in Thomond', Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 21 (1890–1891) 284–293, 381–387, 462–472.
  2. Thomas Johnson Westropp, 'On the external evidences bearing on the historic character of the 'Wars of Torlough' by John, son of Rory MacGrath', Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, C, 32:2 (1902–1904) 133–198.
  3. Goddard H. Orpen, Ireland under the Normans (4 vols. Oxford, 1911) Vol. 4, 53–106.
  4. Edward Curtis, 'The wars of Turlogh: an historical document', The Irish Review 2 (1912–1913), 577–586, 644–647; 3 (1913–1914), 34–41.
  5. Vernam E. Hull, 'The preterite passive plural in Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh', Éigse 8 (1955–1957) 30–31.
  6. L.F. McNamara, 'An examination of the medieval Irish text 'Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh': the historical value of the 'Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh'. North Munster Antiquarian Journal 8 (1958–1961) 182–192.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh. Standish Hayes O'Grady (ed), First edition [252 pp. 1-130 Text; 131-156 Version of Metrical Pieces; Appendix: A. The Burkes, AA. The Burkes, B. The Butlers, C. The Geraldines, and E. The War of Pompey and Caesar; 243-225 Index.] Irish Texts Society London (1929) . Irish Texts Society [Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge]. , No. 26


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Created: The original was written in the 14th century; the translation in the 20th century.

Use of language

Language: [EN] Text is in English.
Language: [GA] Many terms, names and some phrases are in Irish.
Language: [LA] Some phrases are in Latin.

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