Mo Ling and Grác

  • Old Irish
  • prose
  • Irish hagiography, Legends, minor Irish prose tales
Anecdote about Mo Ling and a neighbouring couple, Grác and his wife Crón
Initial words (prose)
  • Drochcomaithech ro baí i n-ocus dosom .i. Grác
  • Old Irish
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prose (primary)
verse (secondary)


Irish hagiography


Mo LingMo Ling of Ferns / Moling Luachra (d. 697) – Irish saint, abbot and patron saint of Tech Mo Ling (St Mullins, Co. Carlow) and reputed ‘bishop’ of Ferna (Ferns).
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[ed.] [tr.] Hull, Vernam, “Two anecdotes concerning St. Moling”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 18 (1930): 90–99.
90–94 [‘Mo Lling and Grác’] LL
[ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1967. xv + pp. 1119-1325.
CELT – pp. 1119-1192 and 1202-1325: <link>
1236–1237 Diplomatic edition from LL direct link
Dennis Groenewegen