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Dinnshenchas of Boand II
verse beg. A Máilshechlainn mic Domnaill

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Mythological Cycle, Dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas poem on Boand (the Boyne), addressed to Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (d. 1022).
Initial words (verse)
  • A Máilshechlainn mic Domnaill
“O Maelsechlainn son of Domnall”
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn C
  • poem
  • For the prose text and another poem associated with this text in manuscripts of recension C, see the entries linked below.
Manuscripts
Dinnshenchas Érenn C
Y S S3 H E V (t.b.a.)
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Addressee
Máel Sechnaill mac DomnaillMáel Sechnaill mac Domnaill / Máel Sechnaill II (d. 1022) – high-king of Ireland
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Textual relationships
See also the prose story and the poem designated Boand II.

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Mythological Cycle
 Dinnshenchas

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. 3, Todd Lecture Series 10, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1913.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
34–39 [id. 3. ‘Boand II’] Poem. direct link direct link direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 3, Todd Lecture Series 10, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1913.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
481–482 [id. 3. ‘Boand II’] Notes direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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