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Currently, there are 1560 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, Middle Irish » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Ulster Cycle, Text entries
» In English: “The (hi)story of Dared” » Language(s): Middle Welsh » Form: prose » Categories: Welsh chronicles, Text entries
Short description:
Medieval Welsh adaptation of the Historia Daretis Phrygii de excidio Troiae, a Latin account of the destruction of Troy ascribed to Dares Phrygius.

» Categories: Medieval Welsh law, Text entries
» In English: “The wooing of Becfola” » Language(s): Middle Irish, Early Modern Irish » Categories: Cycles of the Kings, Text entries
[The quarrel between Finn and Oisín], verse beg. ‘Is derb lem-sae, cia domaimse in fer líath’
» Language(s): Old Irish » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle, Text entries
» Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: verse » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Text entries
Short description:
Early Irish poem in the form of a dialogue between Cummíne Fota and Comgán Mac Dá Cherda, with a prose prologue of later date about the two characters.

[Ní celt ceis], verse beg. ‘Ní celt ceis céol do chruitt Chraiphtini’
» Language(s): Old Irish » Form: verse » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Text entries » Type: Subject:rhymeless Leinster poems
Short description:
One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’

» Language(s): Old Irish » Categories: Texts associated with the Céli Dé, Text entries
» In English: “Mór of Munster and the violent death of Cuana mac Ailchine” » Language(s): Middle Irish, Old Irish » Form: prose, prosimetrum » Categories: Cycles of the Kings, Text entries » Type: aided
» In English: “The regulation of couples” » Language(s): Old Irish » Categories: Early Irish law texts, Text entries
» Language(s): Early Irish » Categories: Medieval Irish literature, Text entries
» Categories: Irish glossaries, Text entries
Short description:
Three glossaries preserved in the Stowe manuscript RIA MS C i 2. Like the Lecan glossary, these provide single words to gloss difficult words.

[Mára mairb], verse beg. ‘Mára mairb’
» Language(s): Old Irish » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Text entries » Type: Subject:rhymeless Leinster poems
Short description:
One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’.

[Már drecuin], verse beg. ‘Már drecuin’
» Language(s): Old Irish » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Text entries » Type: Subject:rhymeless Leinster poems
Short description:
One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’.

[Mára galgata], verse beg. ‘Mára galgata’
» Language(s): Old Irish » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Text entries » Type: Subject:rhymeless Leinster poems
Short description:
One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’

» Language(s): Old Irish, Middle Irish » Form: prose » Categories: Irish religious texts, Text entries
» Language(s): Middle Irish » Categories: Irish martyrologies, Text entries
» In English: “The birth of Corc mac Luigdech” » Language(s): Old Irish » Categories: Cycles of the Kings, Text entries
» In English: “The story of Áed Oirdnide” » Language(s): Middle Irish » Categories: Cycles of the Kings, Text entries
» In English: “The story of Éogan and Cormac” » Language(s): Old Irish » Form: prose » Categories: Cycles of the Kings, Text entries


...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.[1]

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.[2] 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.

  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.
  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 1994a), 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.

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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