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verse beg. Flann for Éirinn

  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, eulogies and panegyrics
Praise poem for Flann Sinna mac Maíle Sechnaill, who is addressed as ‘king of Tara’.
Initial words (verse)
  • Flann for Éirinn
Flann over Ireland
Ascribed to
Máel Muru OthnaMáel Muru of Othain / Máel Muru Othna (d. 887) – Early Irish poet and historian, who was apparently attached to the monastery of Othain (now Fahan, Inishowen barony, Co. Donegal), as his epithet suggests
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Máel Muru Othna (d. 887)
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Date
879 x 887, if the ascription to Máel Muru holds true (Carey).(1)n. 1 John Carey, ‘Máel Muru Othna (d. 887)’ in Oxford dictionary of national biography... (2004,2004-present).
Form
verse (primary)
Addressee
Flann Sinna mac Maíle SechnaillFlann mac Máele Sechnaill / Flann Sinna (d. 916) – Flann Sinna (‘of the Shannon’), son of Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid; was high-king of Ireland from the Clann Cholmáin, the leading branch of the southern Uí Néill.
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Classification

Early Irish poetry

Subjects

Flann Sinna mac Maíle SechnaillFlann mac Máele Sechnaill / Flann Sinna (d. 916) – Flann Sinna (‘of the Shannon’), son of Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid; was high-king of Ireland from the Clann Cholmáin, the leading branch of the southern Uí Néill.
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Sources

Notes

John Carey, ‘Máel Muru Othna (d. 887)’ in Oxford dictionary of national biography... (2004,2004-present).

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Secondary sources (select)

Carey, John, “Máel Muru Othna (d. 887)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/17769>.
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