verse beg. Éstid a éolchu cen ón

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Middle Irish poem attributed to Flann Mainistrech, embedded in a number of recensions of the Lebor gabála Érenn (Min, A and C, but not in B).
Initial words (verse)
  • Éstid a éolchu cen ón
“Listen, scholars, without flaw”
Ascribed to: Flann MainistrechFlann Mainistrech
(d. 1056)
Middle Irish poet ass. with Monasterboice (Mainistir Buite)
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Textual relationships
Related: Dinnshenchas of Benn Boirche IIDinnshenchas of Benn Boirche IIProse and verse texts on the dinnshenchas of Benn Boirche (Mourne Mountains, Co. Down - see Gwynn).


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Secondary sources (select)

Thanisch, Eystein P., “The reception and use of Flann Mainistrech and his work in medieval Gaelic manuscript culture”, 2 vols, PhD thesis: University of Edinburgh, 2015.
Edinburgh Research Archive – PDF: <link>
Thanisch, Eystein, “Flann Mainistrech’s Götterdämmerung as a junction within Lebor gabála Érenn”, Quaestio Insularis 13 (2012): 68–93.
Dennis Groenewegen
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January 2016, last updated: January 2022