Texts

verse beg. Eól dam seiser cloinne Cuinn

Néide ua Maolchonaire
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, eulogies and panegyrics
Praise poem tracing the descent of Toirrdelbach Ua Conchobair to Conn Cétchathach.
Initial words (verse)
  • Eól dam seiser cloinne Cuinn
Author
Néide ua MaolchonaireNéide ua Maolchonaire
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Ascribed to: Aonghus Fionn Ó DálaighÓ Dálaigh (Aonghus Fionn) (c.1548–c.1602) – also Aonghus Ó Dálaigh Fionn;
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Néide ua MaolchonaireNéide ua Maolchonaire
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In later manuscripts, the poem is frequently ascribed to Aonghus Fionn Ó Dálaigh, but Ó Cróinín considers Néide ua Maolchonaire, to whom the poem is attributed in TCD 1291, to be a more probable candidate.
Language
  • Middle Irish
Date
apparently mid-twelfth century (Ó Cróinín)
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
50

Classification

Early Irish poetry

Subjects

Toirrdelbach Ua ConchobairUa Conchobair (Toirrdelbach)
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Conn CétchathachConn Cétchathach – legendary high-king of Ireland; son of Fedlimid Rechtmar
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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.] Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Eól dam seiser cloinne Cuinn: the fortunes of a twelfth-century Irish syncretistic poem”, in: Sheehan, Sarah, Joanne Findon, and Westley Follett (eds.), Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 198–219.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Eól dam seiser cloinne Cuinn: the fortunes of a twelfth-century Irish syncretistic poem”, in: Sheehan, Sarah, Joanne Findon, and Westley Follett (eds.), Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 198–219.
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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