verse beg. Clann Ailella Oluim uill

  • Early Irish
  • verse
Early Irish poem (8 qq) on the descendants of Ailill Ólom, king of Munster.
First words (verse)
  • Clann Ailella Oluim uill
  • Early Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 8 qq.
Textual relationships
Related: Apair ri síl nEógain MóirApair ri síl nEógain MóirEarly Irish poem on the descendants of Éogan Mór, attributed in one version to Senchán Torpéist.



Ailill Ólomm
Ailill Ólomm
(time-frame ass. with Irish legendary history)
king of Munster; reputed ancestor of the Éoganacht and Dál Cais; a prominent figure in various king-tales, such as those revolving around the Battle of Mag Mucrama.

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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.

[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. OʼBrien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1957. xxi + pp. 471-760.
CELT – pp. 471-638 and 663: <link>
592–593 Book of Leinster version.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Die Nachkommen Ailill Ōlomms”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 377.
Internet Archive: <link>

Laud 610 version collated with Rawl. B 502 and the Book of Leinster.

Translation wanted
Dennis Groenewegen
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April 2023, last updated: June 2023