Texts

    verse beg. Cerball Currig cáem-Life

    • Early Irish
    • verse
    • Early Irish poetry
    Poem. 20 stanzas. Metre: casbairdne
    Initial words (verse)
    • Cerball Currig cáem-Life
    Ascribed to
    Dallán mac MóreDallán mac Móre (fl. c. 909) – early Irish poet; reputedly a bardic poet to Cerball mac Muirecáin, king of Leinster (d. c. 909)
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    court poet to Cerball mac Muirecáin, king of Leinster
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Early Irish
    Date
    “There can be no doubt that the poem was composed towards the end of the ninth century.” (Meyer)
    Form
    verse (primary)
    Number of stanzas
    24

    Classification

    Early Irish poetry

    Subject tags

    Cerball mac MuirecáinCerball mac Muirecáin (d. c. 909) – king of Leinster
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    Sources

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    [ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “A poem by Dallán mac Móre”, Revue Celtique 29 (1908): 210–214.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    [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>
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