Amra Senáin
verse beg. Senán soer síd-athair

  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Irish religious texts
Eulogy on Senán mac Geirrcinn, saint of Inis Cathaig (Scattery Island, Co. Clare), with gloss.
First words (verse)
  • Senán soer síd-athair
Ascribed to: Dallán ForgaillDallán Forgaill
(fl. 597)
early Irish poet, known as the author of Amra Choluim Chille
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verse (primary)
Number of lines: 15


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Senán of Inis CathaigSenán of Inis Cathaig
Senán of Scattery Island
Senán mac Geirrcinn, patron saint of Inis Cathaig (Scattery Island, Co. Clare)
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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.] Breatnach, Liam, “An edition of Amra Senáin”, in: Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Liam Breatnach, and Kim R. McCone (eds), Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney, 2, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989. 7–31.
Edition from the Leabhar Breac version.
[ed.] Grosjean, Paul, “Trois pièces sur S. Senán [1. L’épilogue de la Vie irlandaise; 2. Amra Senáin; 3. La Vie latine du Bréviaire de Saint-Pol-de-Léon]”, Analecta Bollandiana 66 (1948): 199–230.
Edition from the Brussels manuscript
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley, “Amra Senáin”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 220–225.
Internet Archive: <link>
Edition (without English translation) based on a photograph of the copy in TCD 1336; with introduction, notes, and text and translation of the accompanying preface and epilogue.
Dennis Groenewegen
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