THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

Read more about the RIA

Irish Texts Society Volume 56: Oidheadh Chloinne hUisneach

€42.00

Book Details

Published by Irish Texts Society

January 1992

Hardback

Number of pages: 220

Although the Middle Irish version of this tale, one of the so-called réamhscéalta of the Táin , was among the volumes proposed for publication by the Society as early as 1898, this never came to fruition. However, the present volume contains an edition of the Early Modern Irish version of the tale, which is often referred to as the Deirdre story. One of the most popular of the group of late medieval Gaelic Romances, collectively known as the 'Three Sorrows of Storytelling', the Deirdre story has served as an inspiration for many modern writers, including W. B. Yeats and James Stephens. The edition and translation of the Irish text by Dr. Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith is accompanied by a lengthy introduction, which explores the relationship between this text and other versions of the Deirdre Story.