Agallamh na seanórach
- Early Modern Irish, Middle Irish
- prosimetrum, prose, verse
- Finn Cycle
A composite recension of the tale of the conversation (agallamh) between St Patrick and representatives of the old Fían, Oisín and Caílte.
The text comprises parts of Acallam na senórach, the whole of the Acallam bec and additional matter in prose and verse.(1)n. 1 Nessa Ní Shéaghdha, Agallamh na seanórach, vol. 1 (1942): xxxi. Whereas Caílte is Patrick's main interlocutor in the Acallam na senórach, this role is largely assumed by Oisín in the present text. Some 122 poems (2)n. 2 Nollaig Ó Muraíle, ‘Agallamh na seanórach’ in An fhiannaíocht... (1995): 104. For an index of initial lines of verse, see the edition by Nessa Ní Shéaghdha, Agallamh na seanórach (1942–1945). are cited in the text, including:
Also referred to as An tAgallamh déanach ‘The late Agallamh’ (Ó Muraíle) or ‘The Reeves Agallamh’ (Flahive).
Fragments and excerpts, probably ultimately derived from RIA MS 24 P 5 above. NLI MSS G 124–126 are in the hand of Seón Mac Solaidh.
- Early Modern Irish Middle Irish
- Middle Irish source material has been modernised.
A poem found in Agallamh na seanórach, where it is attributed to Cáilte. The poem is largely a topographical catalogue of birds and beasts from all over Ireland, which are pairs of wild animals collected by Caílte as a ransom for Finn, who is imprisoned by Cormac mac Airt, king of Tara.
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