Texts

Dinnshenchas of Cell Chorbbáin
verse beg. Cell Chorbbain, clár cen chreidim

  • Early Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas of Cell Chorbbáin (Kilcorban).
Initial words (verse)
  • Cell Chorbbain, clár cen chreidim
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Middle Irish
Date
James P. Carney, ‘The dating of early Irish verse texts, 500–1100’, Éigse 19 (1982–1983): 179 dates the poem, along with others, to the time-frame c.900-920.
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
25

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn

Subjects

Cerball mac MuirecáinCerball mac Muirecáin (d. c. 909) – king of Leinster
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Gormfhlaith ingen Fhlainn ShinnaGormfhlaith ingen Fhlainn Shinna (d. 948) – daughter of Flann Sinna, king of Mide from the Clann Cholmáin branch of the southern Uí Néill, and Gormlaith, daughter of Flann mac Conaing, king of Brega.
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Cell ChorbbáinCell Chorbbáin

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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>
340–347 [id. 125. ‘Cell Chorbbáin’] Poem. 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>
467–469 [id. 125. ‘Cell Chorbbáin’] direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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