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Dinnshenchas of Cnogba
verse beg. Búa, ingen Rúadrach Rúaid

  • Middle Irish
  • verse, prose
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas text on Cnogba (Knowth). 22 quatrains.
Initial words (verse)
  • Búa, ingen Rúadrach Rúaid
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
Flann mac LonáinFlann mac Lonáin / Flann mac Lónáin (d. 891 x 918) – early Irish poet; called ‘the Virgil of the Irish’ (Firgil Gáedel) and ‘King of the Poets of Ireland’ respectively.
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Flann fileFlann file
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Flann MainistrechFlann Mainistrech (d. 1056) – Middle Irish poet ass. with Monasterboice (Mainistir Buite)
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The poem is attributed to Flann mac Lonáin in RIA MS D ii 2 (S), but to Flann file in the other manuscripts, perhaps for Flann Mainistrech (Gwynn).
Manuscripts
Dinnshenchas Érenn B (prose)
Dinnshenchas Érenn C (mixed)
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse, prose (primary)
Number of stanzas
22

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn
 dinnshenchas

Subject tags

 Cnogba ... Knowth

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.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Bodleian dinnshenchas”, Folk-Lore 3 (1892): 467–516.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
506 [id. 43. ‘Cnogba’] Prose text. direct link
[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>
40–47 [id. 4. ‘Cnogba’] Edition of the poem, based on YBL, H, S and S3. direct link direct link direct link
[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>
483 [id. 4. ‘Cnogba’] Edition and translation of the prose text from YBL, wth variants from H, S and S3. 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>
Vol. 4, 483–484 [id. 4. ‘Cnogba’] direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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