Royal Irish Academy
Rev. by
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 37 (2011), pp. 249-250.
Glaeske (Keith): The children of Adam and Eve in medieval Irish literature.
In Ériu 56 (2006), pp. 1–11.
Examines Irish extra-biblical traditions concerning the number and names of Adam and Eve’s children, concluding that these are native for the most part and bear no relation to other Christian and Jewish expansions of the Genesis.

Uhlich (Jürgen): Some textual problem’s in Rónán’s lament I: two quatrains concerning Echaid’s daughter (Fingal Rónáin lines 180–7).
In Ériu 56 (2006), pp. 13–62.
ad Fingal Rónáin lines 168-192 as ed. by David Greene, 1955 (BILL 5065).

Breatnach (Liam): Satire, praise and the early Irish poet.
In Ériu 56 (2006), pp. 63–84.
Presents evidence from the law texts that the composition of praise-poetry was an intrinsic function of the fili, and argues, in particular through the examination of the concept treḟocal, that praise is inextricable from its poetic opposite, satire.

Ó Sé (Diarmuid): Agent phrases with the autonomous verb in modern Irish.
In Ériu 56 (2006), pp. 85–115.
Describes the development of the use of the prepositions le, ag and ó to form agent phrases in Modern Irish; includes a brief discussion of the state of affairs in Early Irish.

O’Connor (Ralph): Searching for the moral in Bruiden Meic Da Réo.
In Ériu 56 (2006), pp. 117–143.
Discusses the textual relationship of the various versions of the story concerning the revolt by the aithechthuatha (or ‘vassal peoples’), and analyses the recension known as Bruiden Meic Da Réo (providing comparisons with the alternative recension Scél ar Chairbre Cinn Cait throughout), offering an interpretation of this narrative as a developed exemplum principis in which the conflicting elements of the kingship ideology are scrutinized.

Byrd (Andrew Miles): Return to dative anmaimm.
In Ériu 56 (2006), pp. 145–155.
Discusses the origin of the ending -(a)im(m) of the dative singular of Old Irish neuter n-stems, providing substantiation for C. Marstrander’s suggestion (in Ériu 5 (1911), p. 200) of an assimilation of *-mmVn# to *-mmVm#.

O’Loughlin (Thomas): Muirchú's poisoned cup: a note on its sources.
In Ériu 56 (2006), pp. 157–162.
Argues that Muirchú's cup incident between St. Patrick and Lucet Máel is modelled on Gregory of Tours’ hagiographical motif of preservation from poison, used to show the holiness of the saints.