verse beg. Mochen, mochen, a Brénaind

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Initial words (verse)
  • Mochen, mochen, a Brénaind
  • Middle Irish
11th century?
verse (primary)


Early Irish poetry


Brénainn of ClonfertBrénainn of Clonfert / Brénainn mac Findloga (d. 577) – Brénainn (Brenden; Brendan) mac Findloga, early Connacht saint, patron of Clonfert, and legendary voyager
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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.] Oskamp, H. P. A., “Mochen, mochen, a Brénaind: ? By Máel Ísu Ó Brolchán”, Éigse 13 (1969–1970): 92–98.
Edited from both manuscripts.
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Eine mittelirisches Gedicht auf Brendan den Meerfahrer”, Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (1912): 436–443.
Internet Archive: <link> Dbooks.bodleian.ox.ac.uk: <link>
Edited from LL.

Secondary sources (select)

Clancy, Thomas Owen, “Brendan’s European tour: the Middle Irish poem Mochen, mochen, a Brénaind and the changing nature of pilgrimage in the eleventh century”, in: Strijbosch, Clara, and Glyn S. Burgess (eds.), The Brendan legend. Texts and versions, The Northern World 24, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2006. 35–52.