The death of Goll
verse beg. Abair a Oisín mheic Finn

  • Early Modern Irish, Late Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Duanaire Finn, Classical Irish poetry, Finn Cycle
First words (verse)
  • Abair a Oisín mheic Finn
“Tell us Oisín son of Fionn”
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 Late Middle Irish
  • late Middle Irish and Early Modern Irish (Murphy).
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 62
The poem ends etreliqua (abbreviated), suggesting that the exemplar would have been longer


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>
58–61; 165–169 Poem XXII. 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>
Ó Briain, Máirtín, “Duanaire Finn XXII: Goll and the champion’s portion”, in: John Carey (ed.), Duanaire Finn: reassessments, 13, London: Irish Texts Society, 2003. 51–78.
Dennis Groenewegen
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