Commentary on the Amra Choluim Chille
- Middle Irish
- Irish glosses, Medieval Irish literature, Medieval Irish literature about poets, commentaries
- A prose preface or introduction (rem-fhocul, not to be confused with the verse preface of the canonical poem), beginning ‘Loc dond remfhoculsa chetus Druimm Cetta ...’ in Rawlinson B 502. It tells that the poet Dallán Forgaill composed the Amra for Columba on the occasion of the convention at Druim Cett, where the abbot secured the release of Scandlán Mór, negotiated terms of peace between Ireland and the Irish settlers of Scotland and saved the learned classes from expulsion (Dallán recited it after the abbot's death). The story varies in length and detail from one manuscript version to another.
- Interlinear gloss to the Amra (verse preface and chapters I-IX)
- Loc dond remfhoculsa chetus Druimm Cetta ...
A distinction is sometimes made between a shorter and longer version of the commentary (e.g. Brian Ó Cuív, ‘Some items from Irish tradition’, Éigse 11 (1965–1966)).
- First division
- Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502 2 = Lebar Glinne Dá Locha (?) [1125 x 1150] ff. 54r–59v
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1441 (E 4. 2) = Liber hymnorum [s. xiex-xiiin] ff. 33–34vb (prose preface), 26ra–28vFf. 33v-34vb contain the prose preface, ff. 26ra-28v the poem with interlinear gloss.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 E 25 (1229) = Lebor na hUidre [s. xi/xii] ff. 5a–15aImperfect copy.
- Second division
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318 cols 573–958 = section of the Yellow Book of Lecan [s. xivex/xvin] p. 71ff (facsimile) col. 680ff
- London, British Library, MS Egerton 1782 [1516-1518] ff. 1r–14v
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1288 (H 1. 14) [c. 1750] f. 54ffCopy from Egerton 1782
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1288 (H 1. 14) [c. 1750]
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS C iii 2 (1236) [s. xvi] Extensive gloss
- Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 50 (Phillipps 10276) [s. xvii] pp. 1–105
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 16 (Hodges & Smith 224, 1230) = Leabhar Breac [s. xvin] ff. 238–248Imperfect copy.
- Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 615 = Saltair Choluim Chille [s. xvi1]
- Additional fragments
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1106 [s. xix] Item nos. 3 and 8. Modern copy of the introduction to the Amra Choluim Chille from the Leabhar Breac and YBL respectively.
- Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 72.1.40 [s. xv-xvi] Preface and other quotations inserted in the Betha Choluim Chille.
- Middle Irish
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