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Echtra Chondla

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References in the Annals of the Four Masters

M123.1 The first year of Conn of the Hundred Battles as king over Ireland.

M157.1 Conn of the Hundred Battles, after having been thirty five years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Tibraite Tireach, son of Mal, son of Rochraidhe, King of Ulster, at Tuath Amrois.

M166.1 The first year of the reign of Art, son of Conn of the Hundred Battles.

M195.1 After Art, the son of Conn of the Hundred Battles, had been thirty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell in the battle of Magh Mucruimhe, by Maccon and his foreigners.

Lebor Gabála Érenn (Macalister), Volume 5

p. 333 Conn Cét-cathach took the kingship of Ireland for a space of twenty years, till he fell at the hands of Tipraite son of Mál son of Rochraide.

p. 335 Art son of Conn, twenty years in the kingship of Ireland till he fell in the Battle of Mucrama, at the hands of Lugaid mac Con.

The History of Ireland (Geoffrey Keating), Volume 2

pp. 261-263 Conn Ceadchathach … held the sovereignty of Ireland twenty years, and was treacherously slain in the district of Tara, being found alone there by Tiobraide Tireach son of Mal, son of Rochruidhe, king of Ulster. Indeed, Tiobraide sent fifty warriors disguised as women to slay him; and it was from Eamhain they set out to do that treacherous deed.

p. 267 This king was called Conn Ceadchathach, from the hundreds of battles he fought against the provincial kings of Ireland.

p. 269 Art Aoinfhear son of Conn Ceadchathach, held the sovereignty of Ireland thirty years. He was called Art Aoinfhear, for of his father’s sons he alone survived, as his two brothers, namely, Connla and Crionna were slain by Eochaidh Fionn brother of Conn.

p. 283 And Art Aoinfhear was slain in the Battle of Magh Muchruimhe.

Related saga online: The adventures of Art son of Conn and the courtship of Delbchaem
R.I. Best (ed. & tr.), Ériu, Volume 3, 1907, pp. 149-173.
Digital Edition at (pp. 149-173 (170-193)); Digital Edition at JSTOR; English translation at

Related saga online: Baile in Scáil (The Phantom’s Frenzy)
Eugene O’Curry (ed. & tr.), Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History,  (Dublin, 1861; repr. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1995), pp. 387-389, 618-622.
Digital Edition at (pp. 387-389 (418-420)); Digital Edition at (pp. 618-622 (656-661)); Irish text at CELT; English translation at

Related saga online: Cath Maighe Léna (The Battle of Mag Léna)
E. O’Curry (ed. & tr.), Cath Mhuighe Léana, or The Battle of Magh Leana; together with Tochmarc Moméra, or The Courtship of Momera, (Dublin: Celtic Society, 1855).
Digital Edition at

K. H. Jackson (ed.), Cath Maighe Léna, (Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1938; repr. 1990).
Irish text at CELT

Related saga online: Fotha Catha Cnucha (The Cause of the Battle of Cnucha)
W. M. Hennessy (ed. & tr.), The Battle of Cnucha, Revue Celtique, 2, 1873, pp. 86-93.
Digital Edition at (pp. 86-93); Irish text at (pp. 101-103); Irish Text at CELT; English translation at; English translation at Tech Screpta

Related saga online: Oided Chuind Chétchathaig (The Death of Conn of the Hundred Battles)
Osborn Bergin (ed. & tr.), Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie, Volume 8, 1912, pp. 274-277.
Digital Edition at (pp. 274-277); English translation at CELT; English translation at

R = The Rennes Dinnshenchas (Stokes), Revue Celtique, 15-16, 1894-95
M = The Metrical Dindshenchas (Gwynn)
B = The Bodleian Dinnshenchas (Stokes), Folklore, 3, 1892
S = Silva Gadelica (O’Grady), Volume 2
R: Uisnech (in Mide §7) (See Section 1), Part 1, pp. 297-299, (‘Uisnech’)
M: Uisnech (in Mide) (See Section 1), Volume 2, pp. 43-45, p.100
B: Uisnech (in Mide §7) (See Section 1), pp. 475-476, (‘Uisnech’)
S: Uisnech (in Midhe) (See Section 1), pp. 520-521 (555-556)

Cóir Anmann: Fitness of Names (Stokes), Irische Texte, Ser. III.2
Art Óenfer §112 (See Section 1), pp. 335-337, p. 415
Conn Cétchathach §111 (See Section 1), p. 335, p. 415

Egerton 1782
Lebor na hUidre
Yellow Book of Lecan
Cycles of the Kings
Conn Cétchathach; High Kings of Ireland
Art mac Cuinn; High Kings of Ireland

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