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Book of Lismore

Book of Lismore  

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A 15th-cent. MS found in 1814 at Lismore Castle, the Irish seat of the dukes of Devonshire, and now at Chatsworth House. It contains a miscellaneous collection of medieval Irish ...
Cáel

Cáel  

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[Ir., slender].The Fenian hero and lover of Créd/Credhe; he sometimes bears the agnomen An Iarann [Ir., of iron] and cognomen Ua Nemhnainn. While courting Créd in the company of the Fianna, Cáel wins ...
Caoilte mac Rónáin

Caoilte mac Rónáin  

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A warrior of the Fionn cycle. In folk tradition he is born in the otherworld [see sídh]. In Acallam na Senórach he survives into the time of St Patrick, to whom he recites the lore of Fionn.[...]
Caolte

Caolte  

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Spelling favoured by W. B. Yeats for Caílte mac Rónaín.
Cas Corach

Cas Corach  

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[cf. Ir. cas, curled, skilled].A harper of the Tuatha Dé Danann who none the less is described as playing for St Patrick. In the Acallam na Senórach [Colloquy of the Elders] he follows Caílte to ...
Conan

Conan  

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Usually known as Conan Maol (the “Bald”), this warrior follower of the Irish hero Fionn (Finn) and the brother of the great warrior Goll was not heroic in the usual ...
Créd

Créd  

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1 Fairy lover of the Fenian hero Cáel. A daughter of Cairbre, king of Ciarraige [Kerry], she is wooed by Cáel, who wins her with the excellence of his poetry. Before Cath Fionntrágha [the Battle of ...
Donn mac Midir

Donn mac Midir  

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A ruler of a sídh described in Acallam na Senórach [Colloquy of the Elders] who uses a woman disguised as a fawn to tempt Fionn mac Cumhaill. Along with his men, Fionn pursues the fawn until it ...
Feis Tighe Chonáin

Feis Tighe Chonáin  

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(Feast at Conán's House),a late medieval tale in the Fionn cycle of the bruidhean type. When Fionn and his warrior band (fian) are hunting in the south-west of Ireland ...
Fenian Cycle

Fenian Cycle  

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Also known as the Fionn cycle and the Ossianic cycle, a body of stories and verses featuring Finn, son of Cumhal, and his band of 3rd‐century hunter warriors, the Fianna ...
Fer Caille

Fer Caille  

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[Ir., man of the wood].A forbidding churl or herdsman [Ir. bachlach] of Togail Bruidne Da Derga [The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel] who greets and entices Conaire on his way to the hostel. Fer ...
Finn MacCool

Finn MacCool  

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In Irish mythology, the warrior hero of a cycle of legends about a band of warriors defending Ireland. Father of the legendary Irish warrior and bard Ossian, he is supposed to have lived in the 3rd ...
Fionn cycle

Fionn cycle  

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A body of stories centred on the exploits of the mythical hero Fionn mac Cumhaill, his son Oisín (whence ‘Ossianic’), and other famous members of the fian (warrior-band) of Fionn ...
Oisin

Oisin  

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A legendary Gaelic warrior and bard, known also as Ossian (see Macpherson and Fingal). In The Wanderings of Oisin (1889), a narrative poem by Yeats, the bard tells Saint Patrick the story of his love ...
Oscar

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1 Osgar, Oscur, Osca [Ir., deer-lover (?); cf. os, fawn]. A leading warrior of Fenian narrative, ‘the Galahad of the Cycle’, the son of Oisín and the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhaill. As he does not ...
St Patrick

St Patrick  

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(5th century)Apostle and patron saint of Ireland. His Confession is the chief source for the events of his life. Of Romano-British parentage, he was captured at the age of 16 by raiders and shipped ...

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