A Chinn Choradh, caidhi Brian

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A Chinn Choradh, caidhi Brian

    verse beg. A Chinn Choradh, caidhi Brian?

    • Modern Irish
    • Irish poetry
    Elegiac poem lamenting the desolation of Kincora (Co. Clare), Brian Bóruma's seat, after the Battle of Clontarf.
    Initial words (verse)
    • A Chinn Choradh, caidhi Brian?
    (Oh Kincora, where is Brian?)
    Ascribed to
    Mac Líacc [Muirchertach]Muirchertach ... Mac Líacc (d.. 1014 / 1016 (AU)) – Middle Irish poet, who is described as 'chief poet of Ireland' (ard-ollamh Érenn) in the Annals of Ulster; becomes the subject of a body of later medieval Irish literature.
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    Ascribed to Mac Líacc, poet to Brian Bóruma
    Language
    • Modern Irish
    • “The language is no older than 1650, and no MS. older than that of Fergal O Gara, mentioned by O Reilly, is forthcoming. Probably it was his composition” (O Lochlainn: 37).

    Classification

    Irish poetry
    • Sources

    Primary sources
    Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    Hardiman, James [ed.], and John D'Alton [tr.], “Cionn-Chorraidh: Kincora, or Mac Liag’s lament”, in: Hardiman, James, Irish minstrelsy, or bardic remains of Ireland: with English poetical translations, 2 vols, London, 1831. Vol. 2:196–201, 360–367.
    Internet Archive – text: <link> Internet Archive – notes: <link>
    Mangan, James Clarence [tr.], “Lamentation of Mac Liag for Kincora”, Irish Penny Journal 28 (1841): 220–221.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

    Secondary sources

    Goedheer, A. J., Irish and Norse traditions about the battle of Clontarf, Nederlandsche bijdragen op het gebied van Germaansche philologie en linguistiek 9, Haarlem: Tjeenk Willink, 1938.
    62–63
    Ó Lochlainn, Colm [ed.], “Poets on the battle of Clontarf [part 2]”, Éigse 4:1 (1945): 33–47.
    37

    Ó Lochlainn, Colm [ed.], “Poets on the battle of Clontarf [part 2]”, Éigse 4:1 (1945): 33–47.
    Goedheer, A. J., Irish and Norse traditions about the battle of Clontarf, Nederlandsche bijdragen op het gebied van Germaansche philologie en linguistiek 9, Haarlem: Tjeenk Willink, 1938.
    Mangan, James Clarence [tr.], “Lamentation of Mac Liag for Kincora”, Irish Penny Journal 28 (1841): 220–221.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Hardiman, James [ed.], and John D'Alton [tr.], “Cionn-Chorraidh: Kincora, or Mac Liag’s lament”, in: Hardiman, James, Irish minstrelsy, or bardic remains of Ireland: with English poetical translations, 2 vols, London, 1831. Vol. 2:196–201, 360–367.
    Internet Archive – text: <link> Internet Archive – notes: <link>

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