Mo Ling and the Devil

  • prose, verse
  • Irish hagiography, Anecdote, Legend
Anecdote about Mo Ling
Initial words (prose)
  • Fechtas dósom oc ernaigthi ina eclais. co n-acca in n-óclach cuci isa tech
prose, verse (primary)
Contains poems
Is ór glan is nem im gréin


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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The DevilThe Devil
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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.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed.], Goidelica: Old and early Middle Irish glosses, 2nd ed. (1866), London, 1872.  
Internet Archive: <link>
179–182 Text from 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>
1239–1240 Diplomatic edition of the LL version direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, The martyrology of Oengus the Culdee, Henry Bradshaw Society 29, London: Harrison, 1905.  
Edition and translation of the Félire Óengusso, with introduction, notes, etc.
CELT – edition (prefaces, prologue, main text and epilogue): <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>
154–156 Laud 610 version
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], On the calendar of Oengus, Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Irish Manuscript Series 1.1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1880.  
comments: Stokes' first edition of the Félire Óengusso (the second edition is Stokes 1905a). A new version of the preface was published as Stokes 1881-1883a.
Internet Archive: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen