verse beg. A chloch thall for elaid úair

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Ulster Cycle
Poem on a stone at Monasterboice, Co. Louth.
Initial words (verse)
  • A chloch thall for elaid úair
“O stone yonder upon the cold tomb”
Ascribed to: Cináed úa hArtacáinCináed úa hArtacáin
(d. 975)
Cináed ua hArtacáin
Middle Irish poet
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Cináed ua hArtacáin (d. 975).
  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)


Early Irish poetry Ulster Cycle


Mainistir Buite
Mainistir Buite/Buithe ... Monasterboice
County Louth
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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 entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], The death-tales of the Ulster heroes, Todd Lecture Series 14, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1906.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
18–21 Version from RIA D iv 2.
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. O'Brien, and Anne O'Sullivan (eds.), The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>
633–634 Diplomatic edition of the text in LL.
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen,Patrick Brown