Betha Colmáin maic Lúacháin ‘The Life of Colmán mac Lúacháin’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Irish hagiography
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish.

12th century
prose, verse (primary)
Contains poems
Genfid úait-siu, a Lasair lán’ • ‘Amra gein gignither’ • ‘Mo mac, inmain hé’ • ‘Cethri fichit sé fir déc’ • ‘Colmán Lámglan, / lór a gile’ • ‘A Dúngail óicc feramail’ • ‘Colmán Lainde / flatha fine’ • ‘Do Chríst atlochar-sa’ • ‘Inmuin tríar táet and’ • ‘Fearr fer andát fir’ • ‘Bíaid mac amra acat-sa’ » etcetera
Associated items
Inmain tríar táed annInmain tríar táed annMedieval Irish poem (13 qq) concerning the ‘three Colmáns’, including Colmán mac Lúacháin, patron of Lann (Lynn, Co. Westmeath), attributed to bishop Etchen.


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Colmán of Lann
Colmán of Lann
(fl. 7th century)
Colmán mac Lúacháin, patron saint of Lann, now Lynn (Co. Westmeath)

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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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], Betha Colmáin maic Lúacháin: Life of Colmán son of Lúachan, Todd Lecture Series, 17, Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1911.
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December 2011, last updated: January 2024