Texts

    Dinnshenchas of Ceilbe
    verse beg. Mithid dam comma Ceilbe

    • prose, verse
    • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Dinnshenchas
    Dinnshenchas of Ceilbe.
    Initial words (verse)
    • Mithid dam comma Ceilbe
    “It is time for me to make verse on Ceilbe”
    Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
    Ascribed to
    Muirgheas mac Pháidín Ó Maoil ChonaireÓ Maoil Chonaire (Muirgheas mac Pháidín) (d 1543) – Muirgheas mac Pháidín Uí Maoil Chonaire, of Cluain Plocáin, scribe and compiler of the Book of Fenagh (RIA MS 23 P 26).
    See more
    In RIA MS B iii 1, the poem is attributed to Muirghes mac Pháidín Uí Máolchonaire.
    Manuscripts
    Dinnshenchas Érenn A
    Dinnshenchas Érenn C
    Prose (with some verse). The poem beg. ‘Mithid dam comma Ceilbe’ occurs only in four manuscript copies.
    Form
    prose, verse (primary)
    Number of stanzas
    32

    Classification

    Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn
     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>
    54–65 [id. 6. ‘Ceilbe’] direct link
    [ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 272–336, 418–484.
    TLH – edition (I, pp. 277-336): <link> TLH – translation (I): <link> TLH – edition (II, pp. 418-484): <link> TLH – translation (II): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link>
    318–321 [id. 21. ‘Ceilbe’] 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>
    486–489 [id. 6. ‘Ceilbe’] direct link
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