A Middle Irish Poem on Eogan Bél

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Printed source of this electronic edition

‘A Medley of Irish Texts’, ed. Kuno Meyer, Archiv für celtische Lexicographie 3 (1907) 302-26

Manuscript source of printed text

Royal Irish Academy Ms Stowe B iv 2, cat. no. 1080, fol. 72 b

Other manuscript sources

Trinity College Dublin Ms H.2.18 (The Book of Leinster), cat. no. 1339, p. 375 a

Brussels Ms 2569, p. 89

Royal Irish Academy Ms 23 P 1, cat. no. 583, p. 299


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