Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: T106500B
The Metrical Dindshenchas
Background details and bibliographic information
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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Series Todd Lecture Series
Text ID Number: 9
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- Rennes, Bibliothèque Municipale, The Rennes MS, ff. 90125.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 12, The Book of Ballymote, pp. 349410.
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- Trinity College Dublin, MS H 3 3 (1322).
- Trinity College Dublin, MS H 2 15 b (1317), pp. 157end (a copy of H).
- Trinity College Dublin, MS E 4 1 (1436).
- Trinity College Dublin, MS H 2 4, pp. 462590 (an 18th cent copy of B).
- Trinity College Dublin, 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.
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The edition used in the digital edition
- The Metrical Dindshenchas. in Volume 2Edward Gwynn (ed), Second reprint [vii + 108 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.