The Edinburgh Dinnshenchas


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‘The Edinburgh Dinnshenchas’, ed. Whitley Stokes, Folklore 4 (1893) 473-97


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Date: Final mark-up completed, 2007-12-04

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The names of the places featured in this Dinnshenchas, enclosed in square brackets at the beginning of each section, are found in Stokes’ printed edition in the Irish text only. For clarity the TLH editor has also inserted them in the translation in the interests of easier comparison with the Irish text.

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