Book of Leinster (contents)

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The following table of contents for the Book of Leinster is based on the diplomatic edition by R.I. Best and M.A. O'Brien. The contents are listed according to the folio number of the manuscript and the page and volume number of the edition. The names of poets assigned in the Book of Leinster are here followed by (ascr.) (for 'ascribed') and need not represent genuine authorship.

Diplomatic edition vol 1[edit]

folio (MS) page (ed.) text[1]
1 1 Lebor Gabála
14b 40 56 Do Flathiusaib hÉrend
24a 40 94 Do Flaithesaib hÉrend Iar Creitim (annals)
26b 30 100 Poem "Connachta cid dia tá in t-ainm"
27a 103 Cormac mac Cuilennáin (ascr.) "Iarfaiged nech acaib dam"
27b 50 108 Flann Mainistrech (ascr.), "A Gillu gairm n-ilgrada"
28a 45 112 Cormac an Fíle (ascr.), Turim Tigi Temrach "The Enumeration of the House of Tara" (dindsenchas poem)[2]
29a 116 Tech Midchúarda (Diagram of guests and staff in a feasting hall)
29a 117 Poem Suidigud Tigi Midchuarda "The Arrangement of the Feasting Hall (in Tara)
30a 120 Dindgnai Temrach "Tara's remarkable places" (Dindsenchas poem)
30d 124 Cethri srotha déc éicsi "The Fourteen 'Streams' of Poetry"
30d 125 Fland Fína (ascr.), "[...] nDe sruithe saera sonaide"
31a 128 Cináed úa hArtacáin (ascr.), Fíanna Bátar i nEmain
32a 135 Gilla na Náem úa Duinn (ascr.), "Cuiced Lagen na lecht ríg"
33b 144 Cúán úa Lothcháin (ascr.), "Temair Breg bale na fian"
35a 154 Fothart for trebaib Con Corbb (poem)
35a 156 Feidlimid athair Echach (poem)[3]
35b 159 Augaine Már mac ríg Hérend (poem)
35b 160 Túathal Techtmar ba rí Temrach (poem)
37a 165 Trefocul (poetic treatise)
38a 173 Cellach húa Rúanada (ascr.), "Sluindfet duib dagaisti in dana"
38a 175 Dían
38b 177 De dúlib feda na fored
38b 179 Marb Cairpre Músc co n-áne
38b 180 Ríg hÉrend "The Kings of Ireland"
39b 181 Ríg Lagen "The Kings of Leinster"
40a 184 Ríg húa Cendselaig "The Kings of Uí Cheinnselaig"
40c 186 Ríg húa Falge "The Kings of the Isle of Man"
40e 189 Reges Ossairge "The Kings of Ossory"
41a 191 Ríg Connacht "The Kings of Connacht"
41c 192 Ríg Ulad "The Kings of Ulster"
41e 195 Ríg Dail Araide "The Kings of Dál nAraidi"
42a 196 Ríg Uisnig "The Kings of Uisnech"
42c 199 Comarbada Pátraic "The Successors of St. Patrick"[4]
42d 202 Chóicid chóem Chairpri chrúaid
43b 206 Broccán Craibdech (ascr.), "Lecht Cormaic meic Culennain"
44b 213 Medb Lethderg (ascr.), "Macc Moga Corbb celas clú"
45a 215 Dubthach húa Lugair (ascr.), "Andsu immarbáig ri Lagnib"
45a 216 Dubthach húa Lugair (ascr.), "Crimthan clothrí cóicid Herend"
45b 219 Dubthach húa Lugair (ascr.), "Cath tucastar Crimthann"
46a 223 A bairgen ataí i ngábud ("O loaf, you are in danger"), "The Quarrel about the Loaf"[5]
47a 226 Dallán mac Móre (ascr.), "Cerball Currig cáem Life"
47a 230 Dallán mac Móre (ascr.), "Mo chen a chlaidib Cherbaill"
47b 233 Brandub mac Echach
47b 233 Guidim Comdid cumachtach
48a 236 Bémmend Branduib for Brega "The Blows of Brandub in Brega", on Brandub son of Eochaid, king of the Leinstermen.
48b 237 Echta Lagen for Leth Cuind
49a 241 Clanna Falge Ruis in ríg
49b 243 Slan seiss a Brigit co mbuaid
50a 247 Haec sunt nomina uirorum componentium lapides
50a 248 Gormlaith ingen Flainn (ascr.), "Cia dír do chlerchib na cell"
50a 249 Túarastla Rosa Failgi
51a 250 Túathal Techtmar[6]
51b 252 Orthanach (ascr.), "Masu de chlaind Echdach aird"
52a 257 Gormlaith ingen Flainn
52b 260 Dallan mac Móre (ascr.), ollam Cerbaill, "Cormac Femin Fogertach"

Diplomatic edition vol 2[edit]

folio (MS) page (ed.) text
53b-104b Táin Bó Cúailnge
105b/106a 400 Scéla Chonchobuir
107b 405 Aided Guill meic Carbada & Aided Gairb Glinne Rigi
111b 418 Scel Mucci Meic Da Thó
114a 426 Talland Etair
117a 434 Athirne Áilgessach & Mider Brí Léith
117b 435 "Athirne and Amairgen son of Ecet Salach"
118a 436 Aigidecht Aithirne
118b 440 Aided Cheltchair meic Uthechair
118b 442 Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemni
119b 444 Beochobra Con Culaind isind ló fúair bás
122b 454 Siaburchobra Con Culaind i llathiu a éitsechta
122b 454 Cu Chulaind atbert. De aduentu Christi.
123a 455 Nuallguba Emire
123b 458 Aided Choncobuir
124b 461 Aided Meidbe
125a 463 Aided Derb Forgaill
125b 467 Noenden Ulad & Emuin Macha
126a 469 Tréide Cétna Labratar Iarna Genemain

Diplomatic edition vol 3[edit]

folio (MS) page (ed.) text
127a 471 Gilla Cómáin mac Gilla Samthainde (ascr.), "hÉriu ard inis na rríg"
129b 491 Gilla Cómáin mac Gilla Samthainde (ascr.), "Attá sund forba fessa"
130b 496 Gilla Cómáin mac Gilla Samthainde (ascr.), "Analad anall uile"
131b 504 Fland Mainistrech (ascr.), "Rig Themra dia tesband tnú"
132b 509 Fland Mainistrech (ascr.), "Rig Themra toebaige iar tain"
133b 516 Mael Muru Othna (ascr.), "Can a mbunadas na nGaedel"
135a 524 Mac Cosse fer legind Ruis Ailithir (ascr.), "Rofessa i curp domuin dúir"
136b 533 Gilla Mo Dutu Úa Caiside, "Adam oenathair na ndoene"
141b 563 Dublitir hua Uathgaile, "Redig dam a Dé do nim"
143a 574 Gilla in Chomded húa Cormaic, "Arí richid reidig dam"
145a 588 Ailbe: Úar in lathe do Lum Luine
145b 590 Fland Mainistrech (ascr.), "Mugain ingen Chonchraid chain"
145b 592 Clanna Ailella Uluim uill
146a 594 Senchán Torpéist (ascr.), "A Pair ri sil nEogain Móir"
146a 597 Trí Fothaid Elgga cen chron
146b 598 Ailill Aulom (ascr.), "Beir mo scíath sceo fri úath"
146b 602 Ailill Aulom (ascr.), "A Maccáin ná cí"
147a 608 Dub Dá Thúath (asc.), "Diambad messe bad rí reil"
148a 613 Fothad na Canone, "Cert cech rig co rréil"
149a 621 Fothad na Canone, "Cu Aed Ordnithe"
149a 622 Moling (ascribed), "Rochuala la nech legas libru"
149a 623 Fithal Fíle & Cormac an Fíle (ascr.), "Niba me linfes do neoch dara thráth"
149a 625 "A Chormaic coisc do maicni"
149a 627 Teist Chathail meic Finguine (poem)
149b 629 Diarmait mac Cerbaill (ascr.), "Mairg thochras ri clerchib cell"
150a 632 Fland Fína, "In rigan ecnaid óg fial"
150a 633 Cináed ua hArtacáin (ascr.), "A chloch thall for elaid úair"
150a 635 Fland Fína (ascr.), "Inn eól dúib in senchas sen"
150b 637 Flann mac Lonáin (ascr.), "Maiccni Echach ard a ngle"
151-8 Metrical Dindsenchas
154a 663 Oisín (ascr.), "Ogum i llia lia uas lecht"
159-60 Prose Dindsenchas

Diplomatic edition vol 4[edit]

folio (MS) page (ed.) text
161-4 Metrical Dindsenchas
165-70 Prose Dindsenchas
171a 761 Cath Ruis na Ríg
179a 780 Sanas Cormaic
181a 782 Fland Manistrech (ascr.), "Cia triallaid nech aisnis senchais"
181b 785 Fland Manistrech (ascr.), "Cind cethri ndíni iar Frigrind"
182a 788 Ascnam ni seol sadal
182b 791 Aní doronsat do chalmu
183b 797 A Ngluind a n-echta a n-orgni
184b 803 Mide magen clainne Cuind
185a 810 Síl Aeda Sláne na sleg
186a 815 Immacallam in dá Thúarad
188c 833 Cathcharpat serda
189b 835 Do nemthigud filed
190b 838 Na Trí Fothaid
190b 840 Inis Dornglais ro gab Crimthann
190c 840 Temaile fáid Miled Espáin
190c 841 Mugdorn ingen Moga Duib
191-216 Metrical Dindsenchas
217a-244b Togail Troí "The Destruction of Troy"

Diplomatic edition vol 5[edit]

folio (MS) page (ed.) text
245b 1119 Do fallsigud Tána Bó Cualnge
245b 1120 De Gabail in tSida
246a 1121 De Chophur in da Muccida
247a 1125 Tain Bó Flidaisi
248a 1127 Tain Bó Fraich
252b 1136 Fochond Loingse Fergusa meic Roig
252b/253a 1137 Tochmarc Ferbae
259b 1162 Longes mac nUsnig
261b 1171 Mesca Ulad
268b/269a 1188-92 Orgain Dind Ríg
270a 45-271a 46 Esnada Tige Buchet
271-273 Fingal Rónáin "The Kin-slaying of Ronan"
273b 1202 Niall Frossach
274a 1204 Óenach Talten
274a 1205 Aided Cuanach meic Ailchini
275b 1210 Echtra Laegaire meic Crimthainn
276b 1214 Cath Carn Chonaill
277b 1218 Senchas Ailiúin Chobthaig
278a 1221 A ben bennacht fort na raid
278a 1222 Días macclerech
278b 1223 Ri irissech ro boí do Grecaib
279a 1224 Iartaige na hingine colaige do Grécaib
280a 1227 Dá brón flatha nime
281a 1229 Cethrur macclerech
281b 1230 Epscop do Gaedelaib dochoid do Róim
282a 1231 Baí rí amra de Grécaib Salemón a ainm
282b 1232 Sloiged már rucsat Gréic co Hebríb fechtas n-aile
283a 1233 Triar macclerech
283b 1235 Macclerech do muntir Ferna móire
283b 1236 Fechtas do M'ling is Tóidin co n-acca Mael Doborchon
284a 1236 Drochcomaithech ro baí i n-ocus dosom .i. Grác
284a 1237 Mo Lling Luachra dalta do Maehóc Ferna
284a 1238 Fechtas dósom oc ernaigthi ina eclais
284b 1240 Caillech dorat a mac dósum do M'Ling
285a 1241 Fechtas aile do M'Ling is Toídin
285b 1243 Cóica epscop dodeochatar dochum M'Oedoc Ferna do Bretnaib Cille Muine
285b 1244 Buí siur Mo Lassi Lethglinni oc légund i fail Mo Lasse
286a 1246 Luid Mael Ruain Tamlachta fechtas dia airge
286b 1248 Cummíne Fota mac Fiachnai di Eoganacht Chassil
286b 1249 Longes Chonaill Chuirc
288a 1252 Cath Maige Mucrama
292a 1262 De maccaib Conaire"On Conaire's sons"
293a 1265 Audacht Morainn "The Testament of Morand"
294b 1268 Bórama
308b 1319 Cogad Gaedel re Gallaib

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Poems without title will be referred to by opening line and put between inverted commas.
  2. ^ E.J. Gwynn (ed. & tr.). Metrical Dindsenchas I (1903). 28-37. The poem is also found in the Book of Ballymote.
  3. ^ Kuno Meyer (ed. and tr.), "Miszellen: 4. Cú Chorb and Echu Find Fúath nAirt." ZCP 12: 432-41. Based on poem in LL and Rawlinson B 502, p. 83b.
  4. ^ For discussion, see for instance, Craig Haggart. "Abbatial Contention in Armagh in the Eighth and Ninth Centuries: The Comarbada Pátraic as a Source." Studia Hibernica 32 (2002-2003): 35–58.
  5. ^ T.P. Nowlan (ed. and tr.), "The quarrel about the loaf." Ériu 1 (1904): 128-37.
  6. ^ W.R. Owen (ed. and tr.), "Tuathal Techtmar ocus ríge na hÉireann." Journal of the Ivernian Society 7 (1915): 147-55.

Sources[edit]

  • Book of Leinster, ed. R.I. Best, Osborn Bergin, M.A. O'Brien and Anne O'Sullivan (1954–83). The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála. 6 vols. Dublin: DIAS.  Available from CELT: vols. 1 (pp. 1-260), 2 (pp. 400-70), 3 (pp. 471-638, 663), 4 (pp. 761-81 and 785-841), 5 (pp. 1119-92 and 1202-1325)