Texts

    verse beg. Maiccni Echach ard a nglé

    • Middle Irish
    • verse
    • Early Irish poetry
    Poem on Eochu Muigmedón's five sons. 12 stanzas
    Initial words (verse)
    • 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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    Language
    • Middle Irish
    Form
    verse (primary)
    Number of stanzas
    12

    Classification

    Early Irish poetry

    Subject tags

    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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    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.

    [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.
    CELT – pp. 471-638 and 663: <link>
    637–638. Diplomatic edition. direct link
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