verse beg. Clann Ollaman uaisle Emna

  • Late Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Anonymous Irish poem on the Christian kings of Ulster, thought by F. J. Fyrne to have been written in the reign of Eochaidh Mac Duinnshléibhe (1158-1166).
Initial words (verse)
  • Clann Ollaman uaisle Emna
  • Late Middle Irish
12th c.
verse (primary)
  • sétnad mórsétnad mór (8²+7¹+8²+7¹)


Early Irish poetry


kings of Ulsterkings of Ulster
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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.] Byrne, F. J. [ed. and tr.], “Clann Ollaman uaisle Emna”, Studia Hibernica 4 (1964): 54–94.

Secondary sources (select)

Clarke, Michael, “An Irish Achilles and a Greek Cú Chulainn”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 238–251.
Dennis Groenewegen
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