Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: T106500A
The Metrical Dindshenchas
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File DescriptionEdward Gwynn
translated by Edward Gwynn
Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber, 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.
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The edition used in the digital edition
- The Metrical Dindshenchas. in Volume 1Edward Gwynn (ed), Second reprint [xi + 82 pp.] Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin (1991) (first published 1906) (reprinted 1941)
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Language: [EN] The translation is in English.
Language: [GA] Some words in Old and Middle Irish are retained.