verse beg. Rochúala la nech légas libru

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    • Rochúala la nech légas libru
    “I have heard it said by someone who reads books”
    Ascribed to
    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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    Móinach of CashelMóinach of Cashel
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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.] Meyer, Kuno, Miscellanea Hibernica, University of Illinois Studies in Language and Literature 2.4, Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois, 1917.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    17–18 Edition and translation.
    [dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. O'Brien, and Anne O'Sullivan (eds.), The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
    CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>
    Vol. 3, 622 Diplomatic edition. direct link
    Dennis Groenewegen
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