verse beg. Cind cethri ndíni iar Frigrind forraig gleógal

Flann Mainistrech
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, dinnshenchas
First words (verse)
  • Cind cethri ndíni iar Frigrind forraig gleógal
Flann MainistrechFlann Mainistrech
(d. 1056)
Middle Irish poet ass. with Monasterboice (Mainistir Buite)
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MacNeill suggests that the ascription to Flann Mainistrech that heads the preceding poem in the Book of Leinster (see Ailech II) is intended to refer to five successive poems, including the present one.
  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

dinnshenchasIrish narrative literature, onomastic lore and learning, topographical literature
id. 32607


County Donegal, Id
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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.] MacNeill, John, “Poems by Flann Mainistrech on the dynasties of Ailech, Mide and Brega”, Archivium Hibernicum 2 (1913): 37–99.
48ff Edition and translation.
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. OʼBrien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 4, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1965. xxvii + pp. 761-1117.
CELT – pp. 761-781 and 785-841: <link>
785–787 Diplomatic edition.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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