Óenach Macha revisited

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      A more in-depth analysis of one of a number of names considered in 'Co mbeith a ainm asa: the eponymous Macha... in Ulidia 2 (2009). The name in question, Óenach Macha 'the assembly of the Ulstermen', is associated with Emain Macha, ancient capital of Ulster, in the literature. Here, the instances of it in the sources are re-examined in their own right; it appears to be a more recent coinage relative to Óenach Tailten, 'the assembly of Tailtiu (Co Meath)', which is very well-established in the literature and has been shown to be a genuine historical institution.
      Original languageEnglish
      Title of host publicationUlidia 4: Proceedings of the fourth international conference on the Ulster Cycle of tales
      EditorsMícheál B. Ó Mainnín, Gregory Toner
      Place of PublicationDublin
      PublisherFour Courts Press
      Number of pages20
      ISBN (Print)978-1-84682-631-3
      StatePublished - 08 Sep 2017

        Research areas

      • Medieval Irish literature; onomastics; Ulster Cycle

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