Táin Bó Cúalnge


Series: Irish Texts Society Volume XLIX

Editor: Cecile O’Rahilly

Publisher: The Irish Texts Society and Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies

Published: First Published 1967, this copy 1984.

Pages: 357 includes the original text, translation, notes to the text and introduction and Index + Introduction.

**Notes from Celtic Scholar: This short review is not about the actual text of the Táin Bó Cúalnge or the translation but mostly about the Introduction and the notes at the end.

Review: This copy of the Táin Bó Cúalnge (TBC) has an introduction by O’Rahilly which talks about all the different recensions of the TBC, where they can be found and the hypothesis about the sources of the TBC. It has a good basic set of information at the beginning and the notes at the end of the book clarifies a lot of information but the introduction also goes into a lot of technical details which assumes you are intimately familiar with the contents of all three recensions of the TBC.

I would certainly give this a first read, then go and find copies of all three recensions and then give this another deeper read. A MUST HAVE BOOK.

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