Seilg Shléibhe na mBan‘The chase of Sliabh na mBan (Slievenamon)’
verse beg. Lá da ndechaidh Fionn na bfían

  • Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Finn Cycle
Fenian poem
Seilg Shléibhe na mBan
‘The chase of Sliabh na mBan (Slievenamon)’
Initial words (verse)
  • Lá da ndechaidh Fionn na bfían
“One day Fionn of the fían went”
First words from the Duanaire Finn version: ‘La da ndechaidh Fionn na bfían’
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Early Modern Irish
  • Early Modern Irish (Murphy)
16th century (Murphy)
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
17 » Duanaire Finn version


Classical Irish poetry Duanaire Finn 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.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 2: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society 28, London: Irish Texts Society, 1933.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
216–221 Poem LVIII (The chase of Slievenamon). Edition and translation
[ed.] [tr.] O'Daly, John, Laoithe fiannuigheachta; or, Fenian poems, second series, Transactions of the Ossianic Society 6, Dublin: John O'Daly, 1861.
Internet Archive: <link>
126–131 direct link

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