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Compert Conchobuir I

Author: Unknown

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Vernam Hull

Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by University College, Cork

1. First draft, revised and corrected.

Proof corrections by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Extent of text: 2070 words


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Text ID Number: G301000

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    Manuscript sources
  1. Oxford, Bodley, MS Rawl B 512, f. 100vb (15th–16th century).
  2. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337, 48b1–16 (olim H. 3. 18, see Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin by T.K. Abbott (Dublin 1900)).
  3. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1363, 40.1–10 (olim H. 4. 22, see Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin by T.K. Abbott (Dublin 1900)).
  4. Dublin, Trinity College MS 1318, 886.36–46 (olim H. 2. 16, olim Yellow Book of Lecan see Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin by T.K. Abbott (Dublin 1900)).
  5. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 535, 181va42–vb7 (olim 23 P 2 olim Book of Lecan [facs. K. Mulchrone (ed), The Book of Lecan, Facsimiles in Collotype of Irish Manuscripts II (Dublin 1937) 191va42–vb7 (see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 13, 1551–1610, before 1417).
  6. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 536, 142va (olim 23 P 12 olim Book of Ballymote) [facs. R. Atkinson, The Book of Ballymote (Dublin 1887) p. 260a7–15 (see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 13, 1610–55, 14th–15th century).
  7. Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G7 (formerly Phillipps 9748), col. 4 (Catalogue of the Irish Manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland by Nessa Ní Shéaghdha, fasc. 1 (Dublin 1967) 26–41 16th century).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Vernam Hull, The conception of Conchobor in Irish Texts. volume 4 (1934) pages 4–12


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Profile Description

Created: By unknown author(s) in Irish monastic scriptoria. Date range: c.700-800.

Use of language

Language: [GA] Old Irish; MSS variation with some Middle and Early Modern Irish forms.
Language: [EN] Witness list is in English.
Language: [LA] A few words are in Latin.

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Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G301000

Compert Conchobuir I: Author: Unknown

List of witnesses


Ness ingen Echach SÁlbuidi boí inna ríg-suide i maig ar Emain & a ríg-ingena impe . Do-lluid in draí seccae .i. Cathboth druí di Thratraigi Maige Inis

As-bert ind ingen fris : cid den maith ind ór-sa ind-ossa? olsi

Is maith do dénum ríg fri rígin ol in draí

Iarmi-foacht ind ingen im-bo fír As-noí in draí dar deu ba fír; mac do-génta ind úair sin for-biad h- Érinn.

To-cuirestar íarum ind ingen a dochum inna-accæ


ferscál cenae i n- ocus Ba torrach íarum ind-í Ness. Boí a n- gein fó brú trí mísa for teoraib blíadnaib. Uc flid Uthir ba h- alachta FINIT