Texts

The adventure on Slieve Gullen
verse beg. Lá do bhí sealg Shléibhe Guillenn / do hinnioll ré mac Cumhaill

  • Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Finn Cycle
Initial words (verse)
  • Lá do bhí sealg Shléibhe Guillenn / do hinnioll ré mac Cumhaill
“One day the son of Cumhail was preparing the case of Slieve Gullen”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Author
Anonymous
Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Modern Irish
  • Early Modern Irish (Murphy)
Date
“The vocabulary employed is on the whole suggestive of the 15th century” (Murphy).
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
170

Classification

Classical Irish poetry Duanaire Finn Finn Cycle

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.] Murphy, Gerard [ed.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 2: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society 28, London: Irish Texts Society, 1933.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
248–297 Poem LXII. Edition and translation

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
Internet Archive: <link>
143–145
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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