Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G100062

Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh

Author: Sean Mac Ruaidhrí Mac Craith

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Standish Hayes O'Grady

Electronic edition compiled by Emer PurcellProof corrections by Hilary Lavelle

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

2. Second draft, with additions to bibliography.

Extent of text: 55000 words


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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.
  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 Edward Curtis, 'The wars of Turlogh: an historical document', The Irish Review 2 (1912–1913) 577–586, 644–647; 3 (1913–1914) 34–41.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. Leo 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.
  7. Leo F. McNamara, 'The Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh manuscripts and O'Grady's edition', Modern Philolology 59 (1961) 122–125.
  8. Leo F. McNamara, 'Traditional motifs in 'Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh', Kentucky Foreign Languages Quarterly 8 (1961) 85–92.
  9. Aoife Nic Ghiollamhaith, 'Dynastic warfare and historical writing in North Munster, 1276–1350', Cambr Medieval Celtic Studies 2 (1981) 73–89.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh. Standish Hayes O'Grady (ed), First edition [xvi + 237 pp., ix–xvi Introduction, 1–146 Text, 147–224 Tuilledh Senchais sonn, mar atá: A. Senchas Búrcach, B. Senchas Butlérach, C. Senchas Síl Bhriain, and E. In Cogadh Catharda, 225–237 Index.] London (1929 (Reprinted 1988)) Irish Texts Society


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Created: The earliest extant MS was written in 1509, using materials from the 14th century. (1509)

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Language: [GA] The Text is in Early Modern Irish.

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