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Cath Almaine

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Pádraig Ó Riain

Electronic edition compiled by Maxim Fomin

Funded by University College, Cork

2. Second draft, revised.

Extent of text: 8360 words


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Text ID Number: G302022

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    Manuscript sources
  1. YBL= Trinity College Library, MS H 2 16 alias Yellow Book of Lecan: Coll. 939.8–942.35 (=facs. 206a 8–207b 35).
  2. D= Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, D IV 2: fol. 87ra1–va44 (64a1–65a44).
  3. F= Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1134, olim 23 E 29, alias Book of Fermoy, fol. 128b1–130b13
  4. Br= Brussels (Bibliothèque Royale 5301–20: 8–12 (in 'Fragmentary Annals').
  1. Whitley Stokes, The Battle of Allen, in: Revue Celtique 24 (1903), 41–70 [YBL with variants and glossarial index].
  2. John O'Donovan, Annals of Ireland. Three Fragments, copied from ancient sources by Dubhaltach mac Firbisigh, and edited with translation and notes, 32–51; Dublin, 1860 [Br].
  3. Joan Newlon Radner, Fragmentary Annals of Ireland, Dublin: DIAS 1978, 66–80 [Br].
    Secondary literature
  1. Eugene O'Curry, On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, II, 389–91, III, 309–13, 326, 381, Dublin, 1873.
  2. Nora K. Chadwick, Geilt, Scottish Gaelic Studies, VII, 1953, 106–53.
  3. M. Dillon (ed.), Irish sagas, Dublin, 1959.
  4. Nora K.Chadwick, M. Dillon, The Celtic Realms, London, 1967.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Cath Almaine. Pádraig Ó Riain (ed), First edition [I Volume. xxxix + 86 pp. ix Preface, xi–xxxix Introduction, 1–16 Brussels MS (edited text on top of page, diplomatic text on bottom of page), 17–31 YBL MS (top of page) and Book of Fermoy MS (bottom of page), 33–57 Notes, 58–70 Appendices, 71–82 Vocabulary, 83–84 Personal Names, 85–86 Place and Tribal Names.] Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin (1978) . Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series. , No. 25


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Created: By one or more unknown author(s) Date range: 600–900.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old Irish.
Language: [LA] Some words are in Latin.
Language: [EN] Some English occurs in text supplied by the editor.

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