verse beg. Cúiced Lagen na lecht ríg

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Poem, including a list of the kings of Leinster.
Initial words (verse)
  • Cúiced Lagen na lecht ríg
Ascribed to: Gilla na Náem Úa DuinnÚa Duinn (Gilla na Náem)
(d. c. 1160)
Gilla na Náem Úa Duinn
Irish scholar and poet who was attached to the monastery of Inis Clothrann, now Inchcleraun (Island), in Lough Ree.
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Gilla na Náem Úa Duinn in the ascription which precedes the poem in LL; the speaker refers to himself in the last quatrain of the poem.
  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)


Early Irish poetry


 Kings of Leinster


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.

[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 1, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954. 260 pp. + 4 pl.
CELT – edition (pp. 1-260): <link>
135–144. Diplomatic edition. direct link
Translation wanted.

Secondary sources (select)

Bhreathnach, Edel, “Two contributors to the Book of Leinster: Bishop Finn of Kildare and Gilla na Náem Úa Duinn”, in: Richter, Michael, and Jean-Michel Picard (eds.), Ogma: essays in Celtic studies in honour of Próinséas Ní Chatháin, Dublin: Four Courts, 2002. 105–111.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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