Trúag sin a Chaílte a chara

  • Late Middle Irish, Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle, Early Irish lyrics
Initial words (verse)
‘Trúagh sin a Cháoilte achara’ (in MacNeill, E., et al., Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn (1908–1953)) » In translation: “This is sad, dear Caílte”; ‘Trúag sin a Chaílte a chara’ (in Murphy, G., “Anonymous: Oisín’s parting from Caílte”, in Early Irish lyrics (1956)) » In translation: “This is sad, dear Caílte” » Normalised to Middle Irish spelling
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Late Middle Irish Early Modern Irish
  • (late) Middle Irish or (early) Early Modern Irish (Murphy)
c. 1200 (Murphy)
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas


Classical Irish poetry Duanaire Finn Early Irish poetry Finn Cycle


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.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Anonymous: Oisín’s parting from Caílte”, in: Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 164–167, 238.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] MacNeill, Eoin [ed.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 1: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society 7, London: Irish Texts Society, 1908.
Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge – editions: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
81; 194 Poem XXVII. Edition and translation

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
Internet Archive: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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