Words and Proper Names

Árd Ciannachta

Byrnes (Michael): The Árd Ciannachta in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae: a reflection of Iona’s attitude to the Síl nÁeda Slaine in the late seventh century.
In Seanchas [Fs. Byrne] (2000), pp. 127–136.
Comments on the inclusion of the anecdote on the Árd Ciannachta in Vita Columbae II.4, suggesting it is motivated by Adomnán’s disapproval of Síl nÁeda Sláine expansion at the expense of Ciannachta territory in Brega.