The sword of Oscar
verse beg. A cloidhimh chléircín an chluig

  • Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Duanaire Finn, Classical Irish poetry, Finn Cycle
First words (verse)
  • A cloidhimh chléircín an chluig
“Sword of the bell-ringing clerkling”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
ff. 23v.m–27v.m
beg. ‘A cloidhimh chléircín an chluig’
context: Duanaire Finn

111 qq.

ff. 145(203)va.inf–146(204)vb
beg. ‘A cloidheam cleithrín acluig’

103 qq, with an additional quatrain in the lower margin.

  • Early Modern Irish
  • Early Modern Irish (Murphy)
“the main portion can hardly have been written till after the Middle Irish period” (Murphy).
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 111


Duanaire Finn
Duanaire Finn
id. 11031
Classical Irish poetryClassical Irish poetry

Finn Cycle
Finn Cycle
id. 578


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.] 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>
49–55; 153–162 Poem XX. 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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