Texts

Dinnshenchas of Almu II
verse beg. Almu robo cháem dia cois

  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Finn Cycle, Dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas poem on Almu (the Hill of Allen, Co. Kildare)
According to Gwynn, it “appears to be made of scraps of different pieces tagged together”.(1)n. 1 E. J. Gwynn, The metrical dindsenchas, vol. 2 (1906): 107.
Initial words (verse)
  • Almu robo cháem dia cois
“Almu, she was fair to the foot”
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
4
Number of lines
16

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Finn Cycle

Subjects

IuchnaIuchna – Mythical cattle-owner or briugu; associated in dinnshenchas narratives with Almu (Hill of Allen, Co. Kildare) and Adarca (eponymously, Adarca Bó Iuchna) in Co. Offaly; name probably connected to Benna Iuchna in Slán seiss, a Brigit co mbúaid; in the story cycle around Cú Roí, he came to be equated or merged with Echde [or Eochu] Echbél, legendary owner of three special cows.
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Almu [wife of Iuchna]Almu ... wife of Iuchna
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Beccán [father of Almu]Beccán ... father of Almu
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Finn mac CumaillFionn mac Cumhaill / Find úa Báiscni (ass. time-frame: Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt, Category:Finn Cycle) – Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle or Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían
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Clann BresailClann Bresail
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Almu
Almu/Cnoc Almaine ... Hill of Allen
County Kildare

Sources

Notes

E. J. Gwynn, The metrical dindsenchas, vol. 2 (1906): 107.

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. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
78–79 [id. 17. ‘Almu II’] direct link direct link direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
107 [id. 17. ‘Almu II’] direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen,Patrick Brown
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