Tecosca Cormaic and fíanaigecht tradition

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This essay focuses on the sections of Tecosca Cormaic, an Old Irish wisdom text, which describe the time when Cormac was a gilla ‘a youth of an age to bear arms’. These sections provide evidence that, in early Irish society, a future king normally spent time among the members of a fían.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Gaelic Finn Tradition II
EditorsSharon Arbuthnot, Síle Ní Mhurchú, Geraldine Parsons
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherFour Courts Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-84682-795-2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 18 May 2022


  • Celtic Studies
  • wisdom-literature
  • texts on kings
  • royal education
  • Fiannaigheacht / Fiannaíocht
  • Irish manuscripts
  • early Irish kingship
  • early Irish literature


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