Mo Ling and the trenching of his millstream

    • Middle Irish
    • prose
    • Irish hagiography, Anecdote, Legend
    Middle Irish anecdote about Mo Ling, here presented as a fosterson of St Máedóc of Ferns, and the trenching of a watercourse or millstream (taídiu) at Tech Mo Ling.
    Initial words (prose)
    • Mo Lling Luachra dalta do Maehóc Ferna
    • Middle Irish
    prose (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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    [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>
    1237–1238 Diplomatic edition from LL direct link
    [ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, The martyrology of Oengus the Culdee, Henry Bradshaw Society 29, London: Harrison, 1905.
    CELT – edition (prefaces, prologue, main text and epilogue): <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>
    152–154 Laud version
    Dennis Groenewegen
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