Landscape and Cosmology in the Dindshenchas

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This contribution presents an analysis of the relationship between transgression, naming and the formation of the landscape in the medieval Gaelic collection of place-name lore known as the Dindshenchas. It includes analyses of the origin legends of the rivers Boyne and Shannon, as well as those of Lough Neagh and Lough Ree.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCeltic Cosmology: Perspectives from Ireland and Scotland
EditorsJacqueline Borsje, Ann Dooley, Séamus Mac Mathúna, Gregory Toner
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherPontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Toronto
ISBN (Print)978-0-88844-826-2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2014
EventCeltic Cosmology and the Power of Words - Coleraine, United Kingdom
Duration: 01 Jan 201201 Jan 2012


ConferenceCeltic Cosmology and the Power of Words
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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