verse beg. Andsu immarbáig ri Lagnib

  • Early Irish
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  • Early Irish poetry
First words (verse)
  • Andsu immarbáig ri Lagnib
First words
It is difficult to contend with Leinstermen
Ascribed to: Dubthach maccu LugairDubthach maccu Lugair
(supp. fl. 432)
Legendary Irish poet and legal expert, who plays an important role in the pseudo-historical prologue to the Senchas Már.
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The poem is headed ‘Dubthach hua Lugair cecinit.’
  • Early Irish
verse (primary)


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


Uí ChennselaigUí Chennselaig
Uí Cheinnselaig
Group of dynasties based in Leinster.

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Énna CennselachÉnna(e) Cennselach mac Labrada
(fl. 5th century)
ancestor of the Uí Chennselaig, a sept of the Laigin; son of Labraid Loingsech; king of Leinster
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Crimthann mac Énnai ChennselaigCrimthann mac Énnai Chennselaig
son of Énna Cennselach, king of Leinster
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[ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. OʼBrien, and Anne OʼSullivan [eds.], The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>
215 Diplomatic edition direct link
[ed.] [tr.] OʼCurry, Eugene, “Appendices”, in: Eugene OʼCurry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861. 461–648.
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482–484 (Appendix III)
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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