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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).
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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. 
An edition and translation of the prose texts in the Dinnshenchas Érenn as they occur in Rennes, Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole, MS 598. Missing texts are supplied from the Book of Lecan version.
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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