verse beg. Bronaig Conailli indiu
Early Irish poem, 4 qq of which are quoted in the Annals of Ulster, in an entry sub anno 688 concerning the battle of Imlech Pich. The poem, here attributed to one Gabaircenn or Gaborchenn, laments the deaths of two leaders on the side of the Conailli, Dub Da Inber and Uarchride. On the grounds that quatrains 2-3 are metrically distinct from 1 and 4, Kuno Meyer expressed doubt if all four quatrains originally belonged together.
- Bronaig Conailli indiu
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1282 (H 1. 8) [s. xvi]f. 25vheading: ‘Gabaircenn cecinit [?]’beginning: ‘Bronaigh Conailli indiu’ context: Annals of Ulster4 qq. written across the lower margin of the page, in the hand of H1 (not the main scribe). Hennessy remarks that the ascription (on the left) is not very legible, but that the name “looks like” Gabaircenn. The verses are not found in MS B of the Annals of Ulster.
- Beginning: ‘Bronach Conaille aníu’Context: Fragmentary annals of IrelandFirst quatrain only, s.a. 686.
- Beginning: ‘Bronach Conailli indiu’Context: Annals of the Four MastersFirst quatrain only, s.a. 686 (multiple manuscripts).
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