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Táin Bó Cúalnge from the Book of Leinster

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Cecile O'Rahilly

translated by Cecile O'Rahilly

Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

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Professor Marianne McDonald via the CELT Project.

2. Second draft.

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    Manuscript sources (all recensions)
  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1229 (alias 23 E 25 alias Lebor na hUidre. Three main scribes, including Máel Muire mac Célechair meic Cuind na mBocht (slain by raiders at Clonmacnoise in 1106); see Kathleen Mulchrone and Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy xxvi–xxvii (Dublin 1943) 3367–3379. The text is on p 55a–82b (end missing).
  2. Trinity College Dublin, MS TCD 1318 (alias H 2 16), The Yellow Book of Lecan, a vellum of the end of the fourteenth century, col. 573–644 (facs.: p 17a–53a) (beginning missing).
  3. London, British Library, Egerton (W), f 88r–105v (end missing).
  4. Maynooth, Russell Library, O'Curry MS 1, p. 1–76.
  5. Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1339, alias H 2 18 alias Book of Leinster, p 53b–104b.
  6. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 740, 1–27 (alias C VI 3): f 28ra–65vb.
  7. London, British Library, Egerton 93; written in 1477 by Domhnall Albanach Ó Troighthigh; origin Baile an Mhóinín, Co Clare. Text is on f 26r-35v (fragment, early modern version).
  8. Dublin, Trinity College Library, H 2 17. The text is on p 336–347& 334–335 & 111–114 & 348–349 & 115v118 & 350v351 (fragment; early modern version).
    Editions, including editions of parts of text (all recensions)
  1. Max Nettlau, The fragment of the Táin Bó Cúailnge in MS. Egerton 93 (ff. 26a 1–35b 2), in: Revue Celtique XIV (1893) 254–266; XV (1894) 62–78; 198–208.
  2. Ernst Windisch (ed.), Die altirische Heldensage Táin Bó Cúalnge nach dem Buch von Leinster, in Text und Übersetzung mit einer Einleitung [und Wörterverzeichniss]. Gedruckt mit Unterstützung der kgl. sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, Leipzig, 1905.
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    Translations and Adaptations (all recensions).
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    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Táin Bó Cúalnge from the Book of Leinster. Cecile O'Rahilly First edition [lv + 357 pp (Foreword vii–viii, Introduction ix–lv, Irish text 1–136, English Translation 137–272, Notes to text 273, Index of persons 345, Index of Peoples, Places and Rivers 351, Addenda and Corrigenda 357)] Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin (1967) (reprinted 1970) (reprinted 1984)


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Created: By Cecile O'Rahilly. (1966)

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