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Dinnshenchas of Ailech II
verse beg. Cía triallaid nech aisneis senchais Ailig eltaig

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Mythological Cycle, Dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas of Ailech
Initial words (verse)
  • Cía triallaid nech aisneis senchais Ailig eltaig
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • independentThe text comes down in a relatively independent form as opposed to being embedded within a larger textual framework.
  • A copy of the poem in the Book of Leinster which is not part of the Dinnshenchas Érenn.
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn C
  • Poem. For the prose version which accompanies this poem (and/or Ailech III) in some of the manuscripts, see the separate entry linked below.
Ascribed to
Flann MainistrechFlann Mainistrech (d. 1056) – Middle Irish poet ass. with Monasterboice (Mainistir Buite)
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The attribution to Flann Mainistrech (Fland Manistrech) occurs only in the Book of Leinster copy of the poem.
Manuscripts
Independent
Dinnshenchas Érenn C
  • R B Lc M S S3 H
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
35

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Mythological Cycle
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

 Ailech

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 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.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
100–107 [id. 23. ‘Ailech II’] direct link direct link direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
401–403 [id. 23. ‘Ailech II’] direct link
MacNeill, John, “Poems by Flann Mainistrech on the dynasties of Ailech, Mide and Brega”, Archivium Hibernicum 2 (1913): 37–99.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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