verse beg. A Brigit bennach ar sét
- Early Irish
An Irish poem of prayer attributed to Mo Ling at the end of the Bóroma tract, in which Brigit and other saints are addressed.
- A Brigit bennach ar sét
(c. 439/452–c. 524/526)
patron saint of Kildare, whose cult spread both within and outside of Ireland.
Mo Ling of Ferns, Moling Luachra
Irish saint, abbot and patron saint of Tech Mo Ling (St Mullins, Co. Carlow) and reputed ‘bishop’ of Ferna (Ferns).
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2]p. 308heading: ‘Conid and doringni Mo Lling in etarguidi seo’beginning: ‘A Brigit bennach ar sét’ context: BóromaThe poem, here described as a prayer (etarguide), is attributed to Mo Ling and occurs in a section of the Bóroma relating to that saint.
- Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 4190-4200 (3409) [s. xvii1]heading: ‘conid ann ro chan na bríathra-sa .i.’beginning: ‘A Brigit bennach ar sétt’ context: Genemain Moling ocus a bethuFirst line only, attr. to Mo Ling. It occurs in a section which gives a version of that section in the Borama which relates to the saint.
The first line is also cited in the Martyrology of Donegal, under the entry for the feast-day of Cruaidh Cosfhada on Oct. 26th, again in a context which suggests awareness of the Bóroma.
- Early Irish
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