15730.
Carey (John) (ed.), Murray (Kevin) (ed.), Ó Dochartaigh (Caitríona) (ed.): Sacred histories: a festschrift for Máire Herbert / John Carey, Kevin Murray and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, editors.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2015. xxv + 423 pp. port.
pp. xix-xxv: M. H.: leabharliosta = list of publications.

Rev. by
Maxim Fomin, in ZCP 64 (2017), pp. 452-458.
Elizabeth M. G. Krajewski, in NAJCS 3/1 (2019), pp. 108-110.
Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh, in CMCS 74 (Winter, 2017), pp. 93-95.
Sarah Waidler, in Celtica 29 (2017), pp. 308-312.
Herbert (Máire) (hon.)

Classifications:

15731.
Bergholm (Alexandra): Keening in the poems of Blathmac.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 2–13.

15732.
Bhreathnach (Edel): Observations on the Book of Durrow memorandum.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 14–21.

15733.
Boyle (Elizabeth), Breatnach (Liam): Senchas Gall Átha Clíath: aspects of the cult of St. Patrick in the twelfth century.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 22–55.
Edition of a late Middle Irish poem beg. Atá sund in senchas seng. From RIA D ii 1 (Book of Uí Maine); introduction, analysis, normalized text, English translation, textual notes.

15734.
Breatnach (Pádraig A.): Comhar na mban.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 56–62.
(i) An tuirne lín [by Onóra Ní Dheasúna, beg. Ní mór nach bhfuil trí bliana; text from G 103]; (ii) Dán do Sheán Ó Maoldomhnaigh a chum a iníon [by Máire Ní Mhaoildomhnaigh, beg. Fáilte is daichead ón bhfairrge choímhthigh ard; text from UCC T. 12].

15735.
Broun (Dauvit): Cethri prímchenéla Dáil Ríata revisited.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 63–72.

15736.
Carey (John): Yonec and Tochmarc Becḟola: two female echtrai.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 73–85.

15737.
Charles-Edwards (T. M.): Táin bó Cuailnge, hagiography and history.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 86–102.

15738.
de Brún (Pádraig): ‘Pé rí bheas i gcoróin’: Seán Caoch Ó Cearbhaill agus an tiarna talún.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 115–124.
Edition of a song in semi-phonetic spelling, beg. Céad fáilte Máirt Chásca it aois bhliana. From RIA 23 B 4.

15739.
Downey (Clodagh): Murchadh Ó Cuindlis and Aided Muirchertaig Meic Erca.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 125–138.

15740.
Flahive (Joseph J.): The shield of Fionn: the poem Uchán a sciath mo rígh réigh in Leabhar Ua Maine.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 139–160.
Includes semi-diplomatic text from the Book of Uí Maine, with textual notes, commentary and evaluation.

15741.
Griffin-Wilson (Margo): St. Patrick and Antaeus: two bardic apologues.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 161–174.
Examines the language used in two prose apologues found in a crosántacht attributed to Dáibhidh Ó Bruadair, beg.Teallach coisreagtha críoch Bharrach.

15742.
Kelly (Fergus): An early Irish category of swindler: the mindach méith.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 175–181.
Edition of a section of an Old Irish legal text on the seventeen signs of guilt, with Middle Irish commentary (= CIH iv 1363.4-10). With English translation and textual notes.

15743.
Lambkin (Brian): Colum Cille and the lorg bengánach: ritual migration from Derry.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 182–198.

15744.
Mac Conmara (Máirtín): De initiis: Apacrafa, an Bíobla agus léann luath-eaglais na hÉireann.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 199–208.

15745.
Mac Craith (Mícheál): Na taoisigh Ultacha agus an Veronica.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 209–224.
On the background to Tadhg Ó Cianáin’s account of the Veil of St. Veronica, shown to the Ulster earls in St. Peter’s Basilica during their visit 12 June 1608.

15746.
Mac Eoin (Gearóid): Maol Mhuire agus a shinsear.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 225–229.
Discusses the genealogy of M, the main scribe of LU.

15747.
Muhr (Kay): The paruchia of St. Lúrach of Uí Thuirtre.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 230–246.
Offers a dossier on St. Lúrach (or St. Lúarán), with the aim of exploring the extent of his cult in early medieval mid-Ulster.

15748.
Murray (Kevin): The dating of Branwen: the ‘Irish question’ revisited.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 247–250.
On the dating of the Irish practice of dul i tech.

15749.
Ní Chatháin (Próinséas): The bells of the saints.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 251–257.
Discusses the native names of bells associated with particular saints: 1. Bardán (Ciaráin); 2. Bernán; 3. Bethechán; 4. Bóbán; 5. Ceolán; 6. Dub Dúaibsech; 7. Dub Díglach; 8. Finnfaídech; 9. Glasán; 10. Glúnán; 11. Udachta Pátraic.

15750.
Ní Mhaonaigh (Máire): The Hectors of Ireland and the Western World.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 258–268.
Discusses the use of Hector of Troy as a standard of comparison for various Irish heroes (Conall Cernach in particular).

15751.
Nic Cárthaigh (Emma): Tús na heagna omhan Dé: penance and retribution in a poem by Aonghus Fionn Ó Dálaigh.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 269–290.
Text based on the Book of O’Conor Don version, supplemented with the readings of seven other MSS. Diplom. and reconstr. texts, English translation, variant readings.

15752.
Ó Cathasaigh (Tomás): On the genealogical preamble to Vita Sancti Declani.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 291–300.

15753.
Ó Conchúir (Breandán): Véarsaí ó oirthear Chorcaí ar an ngorta a lean sioc mór an gheimhridh 1739–40.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 301–310.
Edition of two poems by an anonymous 18th-c. East Cork poet; perhaps Séamas (Beag?) Mac Coitir. 1. Créad an fhuaim seo ar fuaid na dtíortha; 2. M’atuirse ghéar mo phéin monuar mo bhroid. From MSS RIA 23 C 12 and 24 M 5, UCC 85 and BPL q Eng. 484; critical texts with variants and textual notes.

15754.
Ó Dochartaigh (Caitríona): A cult of Saint Theacla in early medieval Ireland?
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 311–332.

15755.
Ó Macháin (Pádraig): ‘Ceasta Fhíthil’: buaine agus ilghnéitheacht na gaoise i litríocht na Gaeilge.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 333–354.
Incl. edition of Ceasta Fhíthil, a later version (dated 1795) of an Early Modern Irish wisdom text edited by G. Mac Niocaill in ÉtC 12.512ff (beg. Fearus tighi andso; cf. BILL 1671). Based on RIA 23 G 25, with English translation, variant readings, textual notes.

15756.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): Saint Cataldo of Taranto: the Irish element in the life of an Italian saint.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 355–363.

15757.
O’Reilly (Jennifer): Columba at Clonmacnoise.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 380–390.
Examines the scriptural parallels in Vita Columbae I, 3 (the episode of Columba and Ernéne son of Crasén).

15758.
Ritari (Katja): Librán as monastic archetype.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 391–400.
Disusses the religious themes occurring in Vita Columbae II, 39.

15759.
Simms (Katharine): O’Friel’s ghost.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 401–408.
Edition of a set of five verses (attributed to returned spirits of the dead) relating to the 1545–1548 revolt of An Calbhach O’Donnell against his father Mánus. Text from RIA C iv 2, with English translation.

15760.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Leprechauns and Luperci, Aldhelm and Augustine.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 409–418.
Adds to the discussion by J. Bisagni (in CMCS 64.47ff) and cites a further passage from Augustine’s De civitate Dei (xviii.10) that provides evidence for the misunderstanding of the Luperci by Irish scholars.