Lebor Gabala Erenn
The Book of the Taking of Ireland

First Redaction
Book of Leinster & Book of Formoy

[ ] = glossarial matter in text

Trans. R.A.S. Macalister



Lettrine



Only two mss. of R1 survive, namely, L and F.

L. The Book of Leinster (T.C.D. Library, H.2.18), c. 1150 a.d. In this codex our text occupies folios 1-13.

F. The Book of Fermoy (R.I.A. Library, 23 E.29). The connexion of this copy of LG with the Book of Fermoy is factitious and partial only. It is written upon twenty-two folios of vellum, of which the first eight form a gathering, bound into the front of the Book of Fermoy : the remaining fourteen Macalister had the good fortune to identify in one of the Stowe mss. (R.I.A. Library, D.3.1).



For now, I have been unable to find Vol. II of the Lebor Gabala Erenn, so I rely on John D. Mclaughlin for some parts of the text as established here.



SECTION I: From the Creation to the dispersal of the nations
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol 1. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1938.)

SECTION II: The Ancestors of the Gaedil
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol 2  ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1939.)

SECTION III: The Invasion of Cessair
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol 2. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1939.)

SECTION IV: The Invasion of Partholon
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol 2. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1939.)

SECTION V: The Invasion of Nemed
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol. 3. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1940.)

SECTION VI: The Invasion of the Fir Bolg
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol. 4. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1941.)

SECTION VII: The Tuatha de Dannan
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol. 4. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1941.)

SECTION VIII: The Coming of the Milesians
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol. 5. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1956.)



création : 30/08/2009


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