Irish Sagas at UCC University College Cork



Oidhe Chloinne Lir

Online sources

Manuscript sources and printed editions
See aided chloinne lir in Scéla
See oidheadh chloinne lir in CODECS

This saga appears in the manuscript Gaelic LVI (Adv. MS. 72.2.6) in the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, on pp.  410-431. A description of the saga in these pages appears in the following catalogue:

Donald Mackinnon, A descriptive catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates’ Library Edinburgh, and elsewhere in Scotland, (Edinburgh: William Brown, 1912), pp. 167-169.
Digital Edition at (pp. 167-169)

Early Modern Irish text and English translation
Eugene O’Curry (ed. & tr.), The Tri Thruaighé na Scéalaigheachta (i.e. The “Three Most Sorrowful Tales”), of Erinn. II. “The Fate of the Children of Lir”, The Atlantis, 4, 1863, pp. 114-155.
Digital Edition at (PDF)

Early Modern Irish text and English translation
Richard J. O’Duffy (ed. & tr.), Oidhe Chloinne Lir: The Fate of the Children of Lir, (Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son, 1883).
Digital Edition at Irish text (pp. 1-36 (19-54)); English translation (pp. 39-78 (57-78)); Irish text at CELT; English translation at CELT

English translation
P. W. Joyce (tr.), Old Celtic Romances, (London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879), pp. 1-36.