The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge

(Tain Bo Cuailnge)

An Old Irish Prose-Epic

Translated for the first time from Leabhar na h-Uidhri and the Yellow Book of Lecan

BY

L. Winifred Faraday, M. A.

London

Published by David Nutt

At the Sign of the Phoenix

Long Acre

[1904]

Edinburgh: T. and A. CONSTABLE. Printers to His Majesty



  CONTENTS

                                                                                                                  PAGE

     INTRODUCTION

      <page ix>

    THE CATTLE-RAID OF CUALNGE (from Leabhar na h-Uidhri)  <page 1>

   
        Cuchulainn's Boyish Deeds  <page 17>

   
        The Death of Fraech   <page 35>

   
        The Death of Orlam   <page 36>

   
        The Death of the Meic Garach   <page 38>

   
       The Death of the Squirrel   <page 39>

   
        The Death of Lethan   <page 40>

   
        The Death of Lochu   <page 41>

   
        The Harrying of Cualnge (first version)   <page 41>

                      "          "      (second   version)   <page 43>

   
        Mac Roth's Embassy   <page 48>

   
        The Death of Etarcomol   <page 51>

   
        The Death of Nadcrantail   <page 55>

                          and          
       
        The Finding of the Bull   <page 59>

   
        The Death of Redg    <page 60>

   
        The Meeting of Cuchulainn and Findabair   <page 62>

   
        The Combat of Munremar and Curoi    <page 64>

                                   and
   
        The Death of the Boys (first version)    <page 65>

                                   and
   
        The Woman-fight of Rochad   <page 66>

                                   and
   
        The Death of the Princes    <page 67>

                                   and
   
        The Death of Cur    <page 68>

       [p. viii]

                                                                 PAGE

        The Number of the Feats   <page 69>

   
        The Death of Ferbaeth

      <page 70>

   
        The Combat of Larine Mac Nois

      <page 72>

   
        The Conversation of the Morrigan with Cuchulainn

      <page 74>

   
        The Death of Long Mac Emonis

      <page 75>

   
        The Healing of the Morrigan

      <page 8>

   
        The Coming of Lug Mac Ethlend

      <page 82>

   
        The Death of the Boys (second version)

      <page 86>

   
        The Arming of Cuchulainn

      <page 87>

   
     CONTINUATION (from the Yellow Book of Lecan)

      <page 99>

   
        The Combat of Fer Diad and Cuchulainn

      <page 99>

   
        The Long Warning of Sualtaim

      <page 113>

   
        The Muster of the Ulstermen

      <page 115>

   
        The Vision of Dubthach

      <page 116>

   
        The March of the Companies

      <page 117>

   
        The Muster of the Men of Ireland

      <page 133>

   
        The Battle on Garach and Irgarach

      <page 134>

   
        The Meeting of the Bulls

      <page 139>

   
        The Peace

      <page 141>

   

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