Words and Proper Names


Gillies (William): Arthur in Gaelic tradition. Part I: Folktales and ballads.
In CMCS 2 (Winter 1981), pp. 47–72.
Analyses the content and transmission of Arthurian characters and motifs in Gaelic folktales and ballads.

For part II, see CMCS 3 (Summer, 1982), pp. 41-75.
Gillies (William): Arthur in Gaelic tradition. Part II: Romances and learned lore.
In CMCS 3 (Summer 1982), pp. 41–75.
Discusses early modern Gaelic prose romances, e.g. Lorgaireacht an tSoidhigh Naomhtha, Céilidhe Iosgaide Léithe, Eachtra Mhelóra agus Orlando, Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil, Eachtra Mhacaoimh an Iolair, Caithréim Chonghail Chláiringnigh, Eachtra an Amadáin Mhóir; some discussion of associations with Arthur in local legend.

For part I, see CMCS 2 (Winter, 1981), pp. 47-72.
Smelik (Bernadette): The structure of the Irish Arthurian romance Eachtra mhacaoimh an iolair.
In CMCS 45 (Summer 2003), pp. 43–57.
Analyses the portrayal of King Arthur and the structure of the plot, and concludes that the author did not use an English original but fused a late French Arthurian romance with native Irish elements in a conscious attempt to please an Irish audience.