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‘Lore of women’

The title Banshenchas refers to two versions composed in the late Middle Irish period:

  1. a metrical version composed by Gilla Mo Dutu Úa Caiside in 1147 and
  2. a longer version in prose.
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Middle Irish



Early Irish poetry Cycles of the Kings Finn Cycle Irish legendary history Mythological Cycle Ulster Cycle
 lists of people

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Hemprich, Gisbert, Rí Érenn – ‘König von Irland’ – Fiktion und Wirklichkeit, 2 vols, Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie 2, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
Meyer, Kuno, “Introduction”, in: Meyer, Kuno, Fianaigecht: being a collection of hitherto inedited Irish poems and tales relating to Finn and his Fiana, Todd Lecture Series 16, London: Hodges, Figgis, 1910. v–xxxi.

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