Category:Early Irish poetry

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Category:Early Irish poetry

This category covers poetry composed between c. 600–c. 1200, that is, in the Old and Middle Irish periods.

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Finn Cycle

[Dinnshenchas of Almu I], verse beg. ‘Almu Lagen, les na Fían’ , part of or cited in: Acallam na senórach, Fotha catha Cnucha, Dinnshenchas Érenn A
» In English: “Almu of the Leinstermen, a fort of the fiana” » Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Finn Cycle, Text entries » Type: dinnshenchas » Keywords: conception
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Dinnshenchas poem on Almu (the Hill of Allen, Co. Kildare), which recounts the tale of the conception of Finn mac Cumaill.

[Dinnshenchas of Almu II], verse beg. ‘Almu robo cháem dia cois’ , part of or cited in: Dinnshenchas Érenn C
» In English: “Almu, she was fair to the foot” » Form: form undefined » Stanzas: 4 st. » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Finn Cycle, Text entries » Type: Subject:dinnshenchas
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Dinnshenchas poem on Almu (the Hill of Allen, Co. Kildare).


[Dinnshenchas of Áth Líac Find I], verse beg. ‘Áth Liac Find, cid dia tá?’ , part of or cited in: Dinnshenchas Érenn A, Dinnshenchas Érenn C
» Author(s): Id:Máel Muru Othna » Ascribed author(s): Id:Máel Muru Othna » Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Finn Cycle, Text entries » Type: Subject:dinnshenchas
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Tract on the dinnshenchas of Áth Líac Find, a ford of the Shannon.


» In English: “Lore of women” » Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Mythological Cycle, Cycles of the Kings, Ulster Cycle, Early Irish poetry, Irish legendary history, Finn Cycle, Text entries
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The title Banshenchas refers to two versions composed in the late Middle Irish period:
  1. a metrical version composed by Gilla Mo Dutu Úa Caiside in 1147 and
  2. a longer version in prose.
Follow the links for further references.

[Bec innocht lúth mo dá lúa], verse beg. ‘Bec innocht lúth mo dá lúa’
» Ascribed author(s): Id:Caílte mac Rónáin » Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Stanzas: 4 st. » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle, Text entries
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Poem of four stanzas, attributed to Caílte. It uses a special, learned vocabulary known as bérla na filed.



...other poems in the Finn Cycle

Ulster Cycle

[A chloch thall for elaid úair], verse beg. ‘A chloch thall for elaid úair’
» In English: “O stone yonder upon the cold tomb” » Ascribed author(s): Id:Cináed úa hArtacáin » Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Ulster Cycle, Early Irish poetry, Text entries
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Poem on a stone at Monasterboice, Co. Louth.

[Dinnshenchas of Achall], verse beg. ‘Achall ar aicce Temair’ , part of or cited in: Dinnshenchas Érenn A, Dinnshenchas Érenn C
» In English: “Skryne opposite Tara” » Ascribed author(s): Id:Cináed úa hArtacáin » Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Ulster Cycle, Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Text entries » Type: dinnshenchas » Keywords: revenge
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Dinnshenchas poem mostly on Achall, i.e. the Hill of Skreen, Co. Meath, with prose on Duma nEirc and Duma nAichle. Both the poem and the prose text offer the story according to which Achall died of grief for her brother Erc, who was killed in vengeance for Cú Chulainn’s death, and was buried in the mound that would bear her name.

[Amrae Chon Roí], verse beg. ‘Ní hada dom anmuin / apairt ro-m-nét’ , part of or cited in: Independent, Aided Chon Roí
» In English: “Not meet for my soul is the deed that has quelled me” » Language(s): Old Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Ulster Cycle, Early Irish poetry, Text entries
[Dinnshenchas of Ard Macha], verse beg. ‘In mag imríadat ar n-eich’ , part of or cited in: Dinnshenchas Érenn C, Dinnshenchas Érenn B
» Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Stanzas: 27 st. » Categories: Ulster Cycle, Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Text entries » Type: dinnshenchas
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Tract on the dinnshenchas of Ard Macha.

[Atchíu fer find firfes cles], verse beg. ‘Atchíu fer find firfes cles’ , part of or cited in: Introduction to the Táin bó Cúailnge
» In English: “I see a fair man who will perform weapon-feats” » Ascribed author(s): Id:Fedelm ... Connacht prophetess » Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Stanzas: 10 st. » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Táin bó Cúailnge, Text entries
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Poem attributed to Fedelm, a poetess (banfhili) and seeress from Connacht, in the first two recensions of the Táin bó Cúailnge. In this poem, she prophesies the coming of Cú Chulainn and his heroic deeds.


...other poems in the Ulster Cycle


Dinnshenchas Érenn

Leinster poems

Lyrics

[A bennáin a búiredáin], verse beg. ‘A bennáin a búiredáin’ , part of or cited in: Buile Shuibne
» In English: “Antlered one, belling one” » Language(s): Late Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Text entries » Type: early Irish lyrics
[Caíni amra laisin m-Bran], verse beg. ‘Caíni amra laisin m-Bran’ , part of or cited in: Immram Brain
» In English: “Bran deems it a wondrous pleasure” » Language(s): Old Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Text entries » Type: early Irish lyrics
[Cotail becán becán bec], verse beg. ‘Cotail becán becán bec’ , part of or cited in: Duanaire Finn
» Language(s): Late Middle Irish, Early Modern Irish » Form: form undefined » Stanzas: 15 st. » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Finn Cycle, Text entries » Type: early Irish lyrics
[Cros Chríst tarsin n-gnúisse], verse beg. ‘Cros Chríst tarsin n-gnúisse’
» Author(s): Id:Mugrón ... abbot of Iona » Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Text entries » Type: early Irish lyrics, Subject:Irish lyrical verse
[Deus meus adiuva me], verse beg. ‘Deus meus adiuva me’
» In English: “My God help me” » Author(s): Id:Ua Brolcháin (Máel Ísu) » Language(s): Middle Irish » Form: form undefined » Categories: Early Irish poetry, Text entries » Type: early Irish lyrics
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Early Irish poem attributed to Máel Ísu Ua Brolcháin


... other early Irish lyrics

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