Mo Ling and the brigands

  • Early Irish
  • prose, verse, prosimetrum
  • Irish hagiography, Anecdote, Legend
Anecdote about Mo Ling
Initial words (prose)
  • Fechtas aile do M'Ling is toidin co n-accai nonbur dona dibergachaib cuci
  • Early Irish
prose, verse, prosimetrum (primary)


Irish hagiography
 Anecdote  Legend

Subject tags

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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díberga, brigands


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.] Meyer, Kuno, “Mélanges: Anecdotes of St. Moling”, Revue Celtique 14 (1893): 188–194.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
190–194 LL
[dipl. 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.
CELT – pp. 1119-1192 and 1202-1325: <link>
1241–1242 Diplomatic edition from LL direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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