The primary sources for these legends are the old books of Ireland where the ancient legends and sagas and stories of Gods and Heroes can be found. They were the folklore of the time and written by the monks of old. The partial remains of the Ancient Irish Manuscripts, such as the following, still survive today and are housed in our great libraries:
The Book of the Dun Cow
Leabhar na hUidre from Clonmacnoise, circa 1000ad, and now preserved in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, contains the great epic of the Táin Bó Cuailnge.
The Book of Leinster
Leabhar na Nuachongbala, contains information on the pre-Christian Ireland, and the Táin Bó Cuailgne, Fionn Mac Cumhaill andthe Fianna and a list of the Irish Kings is now in Trinity College, Dublin.
The Book of Lismore
Contains stories of Conor Mac Nessa and Cu Cúchulainn of Ulsteras well as stories of Fionn and the Fianna.
Written by Finbarr O'Regan
Published here 05 Feb 2021 and originally published 2012
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