Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G301033

The Dindshenchas of Emain Macha

Author: Unknown

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Kuno Meyer

Electronic edition compiled by Benjamin Hazard

Funded by University College, Cork and
The Higher Education Authority via the LDT Project

2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 1430 words


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Text ID Number: G301033

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    Manuscript Source
  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 967 olim 23 N 10, p. 68 (late sixteenth century); for the facsimile edition see Richard Irvine Best (ed.), MS. 23 N 10, formerly Betham 145, (Dublin 1954); for further details see Kathleen Mulchrone, T. F. O'Rahilly et al. (eds.), Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy (Dublin 1926–70) MS 967, 2769–80.
  1. Edward Gwynn (ed. and trans.), The Metrical Dindshenchas, 5 volumes. Todd Lecture Series 8–12 (1903–1906; repr. Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 1941, 1991). Electronic editions of volumes 1-4 are available online at the CELT website.
  2. Edmund Ignatius Hogan, Onomasticon Goedelicum, locorum et tribuum Hiberniae et Scotiae. An index, with identifications, to the Gaelic names of places and tribes (London 1910; repr. Dublin 1993 and 2000). An electronic edition compiled by the Locus Project, na Ranna Gaeilge, University College Cork, is available online at
  3. Nicholas Aitchison, Armagh and the royal centres in early medieval Ireland: A.D. 400–1169 (Woodbridge 1994).
  4. Kay Muhr, The Northern Ireland Place-name Project 1987–97, Ainm 7 (1996–97) 118–119.
  5. Gregory J. Toner, Collecting and recording place-names: fieldwork guidance and methodology, in Ulster Local Studies 19 (1997) 1, 32–51.
  6. Patrick McKay, A dictionary of Ulster place-names (Belfast 1999).
  7. Kay Muhr, Territories, people and place names in Co. Armagh, in: A. J. Hughes and William Nolan (eds.), Armagh: history and society, interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county (Dublin 2001) 295–332.
  8. Kay Muhr, The early place-names of County Armagh, Seanchas Ardmhacha: Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society, 19:1 (2002) 1–54.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, The Dindshenchas of Emain Macha in Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie. volume 3, pt. 4, Halle/Saale, Max Niemeyer (1907) page 325–326


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Editorial Declaration


Text has been checked and proof-read three times.


The electronic text represents the edited text. In Meyer's edition, the acute accent and the macron are used to mark long vowels. Both are retained here. The editor's corrections are marked corr sic resp="KM", with the erroneous form retained in the 'sic' attribute. Expansions to the text are marked ex. Names are capitalized in line with CELT practice.


Direct speech is tagged q.


Soft hyphens are silently removed. When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break or line-break, this break is marked after the completion of the hyphenated word. When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break, this break is marked after completion of the hyphenated word.


div0=the text; page-breaks are marked pb n="".


Names are not tagged, nor are terms for cultural and social roles.

Profile Description

Created: Date range: 600–900.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old Irish.
Language: [EN] Some words in annotations are in English.
Language: [LA] Formulaic closing words are in Latin.

Revision History