verse beg. Benaidh bhar cluig ar Conall

  • Irish
  • verse
Irish poem (3 qq) attributed to Colum Cille.
First words (verse)
  • Benaidh bhar cluig ar Conall
Ascribed to: Colum Cille
Colum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).

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p. 78.10–13
rubric: ‘Coluim Cille cecinit’
beg. ‘Benaidh bhar cluig ar Conall’
3 qq.

Second quatrain (beg. Domnall dorinde oirne maith) quoted in § 136; first one in § 326.

  • Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 3 qq.



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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Coluim Cille .cc.”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 48.
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Secondary sources (select)

Ó Riain, Pádraig, “A study of the Irish legend of the wild man”, Éigse 14:3 (1972): 179–206.
182 n. 9

Cites the poem as providing a possible instance of madness as a consequence of a sacerdos' (here Colum Cille’s) malediction, although he admits that the king, Conall, is not described as becoming a madman.

Dennis Groenewegen
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