verse beg. Marthain duit, a Ioraird fhéil

  • Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Dialogue poem between Mac Líacc and Urard mac Coise.
Initial words (verse)
  • Marthain duit, a Ioraird fhéil
(Long life to you, generous Urard)
Speaker: Mac Líacc [Muirchertach] Urard mac Coise
  • Irish
verse (primary)


Early Irish poetry


Mac Líacc [Muirchertach]Muirchertach ... Mac Líacc (d.. 1014 / 1016 (AU)) – Middle Irish poet, who is described as 'chief poet of Ireland' (ard-ollamh Érenn) in the Annals of Ulster; becomes the subject of a body of later medieval Irish literature.
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Urard mac CoiseUrard mac Coise / Irard mac Coise / Erard mac Coise (d. 983 x 1023) – Irish poet
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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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Zweigespräch zwischen Mac Liac und Irard Mac Coisse”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 218–222.
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Edited from B iv 2.

Secondary sources (select)

O'Leary, Aideen M., “The identities of the poet(s) Mac Coisi: a reinvestigation”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 38 (Winter, 1999): 53–72.
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen