Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig

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Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig

    Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig‘The dialogue between Oisín and Patrick’

    • Early Modern Irish, Modern Irish
    • verse
    • Classical Irish poetry, Finn Cycle
    The Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig, as intended here, refers to a series of poems that have been brought together in the framework of a dialogue between St Patrick and Finn's son Oisín.
    Manuscripts

    Síle Ní Mhurchú has identified as many as 75 manuscript copies of the Agallamh, including:

    1. 17 copies with eleven lays in the order as you will see presented in the table of contents.
    2. 24 copies that are incomplete (whether due to omission or loss of leaves) but follow the same order
    3. 25 copies that are complete or near complete, but do not follow the same order or contain additions of other material
      1. 9 such manuscripts contain a version with five additional lays, possibly of North Cork provenance.

    In addition, there are many attestations of individual lays.

    Some manuscript copies:

    Language
    Early Modern Irish Modern Irish late Early Modern Irish, but with later stages of development
    Form
    verse (primary)
    Speaker
    Saint Patrick Oisín mac Finn

    Classification

    Classical Irish poetry Finn Cycle
    Contents

    Work in progress. Per Ní Mhurchú, S., “Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig: composition and transmission”, in The Gaelic Finn tradition (2012), the following list follows the arrangement of the lays as it is found in 17 manuscript copies.

      
    A Oisín, is fada do shúan
    Cath Chnoic an ÁirThe battle of Cnoc an Áir
    Laoi Mheargaigh na LannThe lay of Meargach na Lann
    Caoineadh Áille ShnuaghealThe lamentation of Áille Shnuagheal
    Anmanna na laochra do thit ar Chnoc an ÁirThe names of the warriors who fell at Cnoc an Áir
    Anmanna na ngadhar is na gconThe names of the dogs and hounds
    Laoi na seilgeThe lay of the hunt
    Seilg Sléibhe gCuilinnThe hunt of Slíab Cuilinn
    La da raibh Fionn ag ol
    Seilg Sléibhe FuaidThe hunt of Slíab Fuaid
    Aithrí agus bás OisínThe repentance and death of Oisín
    • 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.

    “To date, the published editions of fiannaigheacht lays have not provided a text of AOP that reflects what is found in the manuscripts” (Síle Ní Mhurchú, ‘Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig: composition and transmission’ in The Gaelic Finn tradition... (2012): 206).
    [ed.] Ó Siochfhradha, Pádraig [An Seabhac], Laoithe na Féinne, Dublin: An Chumainn le Béaloideas Éireann, 1941.
    An edition aimed at the wider public rather than a scholarly audience.
    [ed.] [tr.] O'Daly, John [ed. and tr.], Laoithe Fiannuigheachta: or, Fenian poems, 2 vols, Transactions of the Ossianic Society 4, 6, Dublin, 1859–1861.
    Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>
    Volumes 1 and 2 contain editions, with facing translation, of some of the lays.

    Secondary sources

    Ní Mhurchú, Síle, “Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig: composition and transmission”, in: Arbuthnot, Sharon J., and Geraldine Parsons (eds.), The Gaelic Finn tradition, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. 195–208.
    Ní Mhurchú, Síle, “Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig: the growth of an Ossianic lay”, in: Zimmer, Stefan [ed.], Kelten am Rhein. Akten des dreizehnten Internationalen Keltologiekongresses, 23. bis 27. Juli 2007 in Bonn, 2 vols, Beihefte der Bonner Jahrbücher 58, Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 2009. 175–179.
    Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, “The development of the debate between Pádraig and Oisín”, in: Almqvist, Bo, Séamas Ó Catháin, and Pádraig Ó Héalaí (eds.), Fiannaíocht: essays on the Fenian tradition of Ireland and Scotland — The heroic process: form, function and fantasy in folk epic, Béaloideas 54, 55, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire: An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann, 1987. 183–205.
    Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    124–134

    Queried results

    if available
    Ní Mhurchú, Síle, “Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig: composition and transmission”, in: Arbuthnot, Sharon J., and Geraldine Parsons (eds.), The Gaelic Finn tradition, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. 195–208.
    Ní Mhurchú, Síle [Ní Mhurchú, Máire Síle], “Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig: téacs agus tráchtaireacht”, Unpublished PhD thesis: NUI Galway, 2012.
    Ní Mhurchú, Síle, “Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig: the growth of an Ossianic lay”, in: Zimmer, Stefan [ed.], Kelten am Rhein. Akten des dreizehnten Internationalen Keltologiekongresses, 23. bis 27. Juli 2007 in Bonn, 2 vols, Beihefte der Bonner Jahrbücher 58, Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 2009. 175–179.
    Ó Fiannachta, Pádraig, “The development of the debate between Pádraig and Oisín”, in: Almqvist, Bo, Séamas Ó Catháin, and Pádraig Ó Héalaí (eds.), Fiannaíocht: essays on the Fenian tradition of Ireland and Scotland — The heroic process: form, function and fantasy in folk epic, Béaloideas 54, 55, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire: An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann, 1987. 183–205.
    Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Ó Siochfhradha, Pádraig [An Seabhac], Laoithe na Féinne, Dublin: An Chumainn le Béaloideas Éireann, 1941.
    O'Daly, John [ed. and tr.], Laoithe Fiannuigheachta: or, Fenian poems, 2 vols, Transactions of the Ossianic Society 4, 6, Dublin, 1859–1861.
    Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>

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