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Currently, there are 1576 entries for texts in the catalogue. Here is a list of the last 20 entries that have been added or modified. Fuller details can be seen by visiting the page.

[Brinna Ferchertne], verse beg. ‘Atchīu dā choin ac congail’
» In English: “Ferchertne's dream-vision” » Language(s): Old Irish Early Middle Irish » Form: verse » Stanzas: 36 st. » Categories: Early Irish poetry Ulster Cycle Text entries
Short description:
A rhymed poem about the death of Cú Roí, preserved as part of a version of Aided Chon Roí. In a dream-vision, the poet Ferchertne utters a prophecy of Cú Roí's death.

, » In English: “The king's mirror” » Language(s): Old Norse » Form: prose » Categories: Old Norse texts Text entries » Keywords: Irish mirabilia
, » In English: “Concerning the civil war” » Author(s): Id:Lucan » Language(s): Classical Latin » Categories: Ancient Roman texts Text entries
Short description:
Epic poem on the civic war between Julius Caesar and Pompey

, » In English: “Commentaries on the Gallic wars” » Author(s): Id:Julius Caesar » Language(s): Classical Latin » Form: prose » Categories: Ancient Roman texts Text entries
, » Language(s): Old English Latin language » Categories: Anglo-Saxon texts Text entries
, » In English: “The fair stream of Fíthal” » Form: prose » Categories: Early Irish law texts Text entries
, » In English: “On the genealogy of Cú Chulainn” » Categories: Irish genealogical texts Ulster Cycle Text entries
Short description:
Two pedigrees of Cú Chulainn, which follow the text of Síaburcharpat Con Culaind in Lebor na hUidre.

, » In English: “The book of the taking of Ireland” » Language(s): Middle Irish Early Modern Irish » Categories: Cycles of the Kings Irish legendary history Lebor gabála Érenn Mythological Cycle Text entries
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[Lebor gabála Érenn (Recension B)], part of or cited in: Lebor gabála Érenn
» In English: “The book of the taking of Ireland” » Language(s): Middle Irish Early Modern Irish » Categories: Cycles of the Kings Irish legendary history Lebor gabála Érenn Mythological Cycle Text entries
Short description:
The so-called second recension of Lebor gabála Érenn.

, » In English: “The book of the taking of Ireland” » Language(s): Middle Irish » Categories: Cycles of the Kings Irish legendary history Lebor gabála Érenn Mythological Cycle Text entries
, » In English: “The book of the taking of Ireland” » Language(s): Middle Irish Early Modern Irish » Categories: Cycles of the Kings Irish legendary history Lebor gabála Érenn Mythological Cycle Text entries
Short description:
An abbreviated recension of Lebor gabála Érenn, known as the Miniugud recension. In the manuscripts, it is usually found as an appendix to Recension II.

, » In English: “The book of the taking of Ireland” » Language(s): Middle Irish Early Modern Irish » Categories: Cycles of the Kings Irish legendary history Mythological Cycle Text entries
, » In English: “The besom out of Fánait” » Categories: Irish religious texts Text entries
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[Tuar feirge foighide Dé], verse beg. ‘Tuar feirge foighide Dé’
» Author(s): Id:Ó hUiginn (Philip Bocht) » Language(s): Early Modern Irish » Categories: Classical Irish poetry Text entries
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[A chuirp, cia is comhairleadh dhuid], verse beg. ‘A chuirp, cia is comhairleadh dhuid’
» Form: verse » Categories: Classical Irish poetry Text entries » Type: Subject:Irish bardic poetry
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[Lebor gabála Érenn/3A. Érimón and the Cruithni], part of or cited in: Lebor gabála Érenn/3. De fhlaithiusaib Érenn
» Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: prose » Categories: Lebor gabála Érenn Text entries
Short description:
An account of the reign of Érimón mac Míled, notably the contention with his brother Éber, a series of battles, the bursting forth of lakes and streams, and Érimón’s own death. A number of versions also insert a tract on the Picts into the narrative.

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[Lebor gabála Érenn/4. Comaimsera ríg in domuin fri rígaib Érenn], part of or cited in: Lebor gabála Érenn
» Categories: Lebor gabála Érenn Text entries » Type: synchronisms king-lists regnal lists
Short description:
Fourth tract of Lebor gabála Érenn. It contains synchronisms (comaimsera) that place Irish national history, from the legendary Partholón to the historical king Fergal mac Maíle Dúin, in the Eusebian chronological scheme of world history.

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[Lebor gabála Érenn/5. Christian kings of Ireland], part of or cited in: Lebor gabála Érenn
» Categories: Lebor gabála Érenn Text entries
Short description:
Fifth tract of Lebor gabála Érenn

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[Lebor gabála Érenn/5A. Do fhlaithiusaib ocus aimseraib hÉrend iar Creitim], part of or cited in: Lebor gabála Érenn/5. Christian kings of Ireland
» Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: prose » Categories: Lebor gabála Érenn Text entries
Short description:
A king-list in continuation of Réim rígraide. The greater part runs from Lóegaire mac Néill in the 5th century to Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (d. 1022), while a final section deals with a number of ‘kings with opposition’ until Ruaidrí mac Toirrdelbaig Ua Conchobair (late 12th century).

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[Lebor gabála Érenn/3. De fhlaithiusaib Érenn], part of or cited in: Lebor gabála Érenn
» Categories: Lebor gabála Érenn Text entries
Short description:
Third tract of Lebor gabála Érenn


...further results

The focal business that has stood out thus far is the creation of many basic entries for ‘texts’, a term which is here somewhat generously used to cover a wide variety of textual items: prose narratives, poems, compilations, anecdotes, treatises, homilies, glosses, charters, genealogical tracts, textual fragments, and so forth. The vast majority of these are texts transmitted in manuscript form, but on the odd occasion, texts in other textual media such as wax tablets and printed books are also taken into consideration. In addition, a catalogue entry may also describe a separate recension or individual parts of a larger unit if separate attention is warranted.
n. 1 To take one example: in addition to the main entry for the Táin bó Cúailnge and in addition to separate pages for the three main recensions of this momentous epic tale, the various episodes are given separate attention. A template placed at the bottom of the page allows readers to catch the sequence of episodes at a glimpse. Poems, including the roscada (non-syllabic accentual verse), will be given their own entries and the well-known scribal memoranda at the end of the Book of Leinster version can be found at this location.
Information about individual texts usually includes an overview of manuscripts in which they are transmitted and lists of publications such as editions, translations and secondary studies. These annotations are linked to relevant entries in the catalogue, if available, and retrieve preformatted reference details from those pages.
n. 2 What is by meant by the latter is, for instance, that the full citation is stored only once, on its own reference page (e.g. Carey, J., “The uses of tradition in Serglige Con Culainn”, in Ulidia (1994)), and can be called wherever a citation is required. In this way, editors are spared a lot of unnecessary double work and consistency of formatting does not have to rely solely on the constant vigilance of copyeditors.

Please be aware that categorisation is only rudimentary at present and what there is may not be consistent across the board. Once a more robust, fine-tuned classification scheme is in place, we can finally begin improving the user interface and offer better ways to combine search criteria.


Subprojects

More information is forthcoming

Subprojects for Irish studies

The Dinnshenchas Érenn project

An index to the compilation known as the Dinnshenchas Érenn.

The early Irish law project

An index to the compilations, texts and textual fragments relating to early Irish law.

Early Irish poetry project

See Project:Early Irish poetry

Other

Texts/compilation which embed many different textual items, such as:


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