verse beg. Maiccni Echach ard a nglé

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Poem on Eochu Muigmedón's five sons. 12 stanzas
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  • Maiccni Echach ard a nglé
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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  • Middle Irish
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Early Irish poetry


Eochaid MugmedónEochaid Mugmedón / Eochu Mugmedón (supp. fl. late 4th century) – legendary Irish king; important ancestor figure in Irish tradition as the father of Níall Noígíallach (a quo the Uí Néill), and of Ailill, Brión/Brían and Fíachra.
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Níall NoígíallachNíall Noígíallach / Níall mac Echach Muigmedóin (supp. fl. 4th/5th century) – high-king of Ireland in early and medieval Irish tradition
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Ailill mac Echach MuigmedóinAilill mac Echach Muigmedóin – son of Eochaid Mugmedón
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Fíachra mac Echach MuigmedóinFíachra mac Echach Muigmedóin (supp. fl. 4th/5th century) – son of Eochaid Mugmedón and Mongfind; father of Nath Í; ancestor figure of the Uí Fíachrach of Connacht.
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[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1957. xxi + pp. 471-760.
CELT – pp. 471-638 and 663: <link>
637–638. Diplomatic edition. direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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