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Dinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge II
verse beg. Áibind, áibind, Echtge ard

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas on Slíab Echtge
Initial words (verse)
  • Áibind, áibind, Echtge ard
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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In both manuscripts, the poem is said to have been a postmortem composition by Flann mac Lonáin, the prose preface relating that it was recited to Mac Liac following a fast against him. Gwynn (following O'Curry(1)n. 1 W. K. Sullivan • Eugene O'Curry, On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish: a series of lectures: Lectures, vol. 1, vol. 2 (1873): 99–100.) suggests that Mac Liac is more likely to have been the true author of the poem.
Manuscripts
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Textual relationships
Cf. story of Fergus mac Ruide in Slíab Echtge I.

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn
 dinnshenchas

Subject tags

 Slíab Echtge

Sources

Notes

W. K. Sullivan • Eugene O'Curry, On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish: a series of lectures: Lectures, vol. 1, vol. 2 (1873): 99–100.

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>
304–313 [id. 56. ‘Sliab n-Echtga II’] Poem. direct link direct link direct link
[ed.] Gwynn, E. J., The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 5, Todd Lecture Series 12, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1935.
Internet Archive – vol. 5: <link>
123 Variant readings from YBL (H 3. 18)

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>
531–535 [id. 56. ‘Sliab n-Echtga II’] direct link
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