Texts

verse beg. Scuchais in fer cerdda ar cáe

  • Early Irish
  • verse

Poem (6qq) on Cairid mac Findcháem, an ancestor of the Conmaicne Cúile Tolad and Síl Caritha, who was blessed by St Patrick. The earliest manuscript version, which is in Rawlinson B 502, adds two additional quatrains, which are, however, metrically distinct from the first 6 qq of the poem.

Initial words (verse)
  • Scuchais in fer cerdda ar cáe
Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Metre
The final two quatrains in the Rawlinson version are in different metrical forms.
  • rannaigecht dialtach (al. rannaigecht mór)rannaigecht dialtach (al. rannaigecht mór) (7¹+7¹+7¹+7¹)
Number of stanzas
6

Classification

Subjects

Cairid [a quo Síl Caritha]Cairid ... a quo Síl Caritha
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ConmaicneConmaicne / Conmhaicne – early Irish population group, including branches such as the Conmaicne Dúine Móir (alias C. Ceniúil/Cenéoil Dubáin), Conmaicne Cúile (Tolad) and the Conmaicne Réin.
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Conmaicne Cúile ToladConmaicne Cúile Tolad – or simply, C. Cúile; branch of the Conmaicne
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Síl CarithaSíl Caritha
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Saint PatrickSaint Patrick / St Patrick (fl. 5th century) – No short description available
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Sources

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.] O'Brien, M. A. [ed.], Corpus genealogiarum Hiberniae, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1962.  
comments: Reprinted in 1976 and 2005, with an introduction by J. V. Kelleher.
CELT – pp. 1–332 (Rawl. B 502): <link>
317–318 Rawl. B 502 version.
[ed.] Grosjean, Paul, “Notulae hibernicae”, Analecta Bollandiana 49 (1931): 98–101.
[ed.] [tr.] Grosjean, Paul, “De S. Benigno: episcopo Ardmachano”, in: Delehaye, Hippolyte, and Paul Peeters (eds), Acta sanctorum, 68 vols, vol. 67: Novembris tomus 4, Paris, 1925. 145–188.
180–181 Text of the poem in the Brussels MS, with Latin translation.

Secondary sources (select)

O'Rahilly, T. F., Early Irish history and mythology, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1946.
150–151
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