verse beg. Colum Cille cend Alban

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
First words (verse)
  • Colum Cille cend Alban
Ascribed to: Mugrón [abbot of Iona]Mugrón ... abbot of Iona
(d. c.981)
Abbot of Iona and supposed author of a number of vernacular Irish poems. His obit in AFM remembers him as ‘scribe/writer and bishop, sage of the three divisions’ (scribhnidh ⁊ epscop, saoi na t-Tri Rand).
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As the poem is concerned with Colum Cille, the Mugrón to whom the poem is attributed (Mughrón cecinit) is likely the 10th-century abbot of Iona of that name.
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish?
verse (primary)



Colum CilleColum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Aus Laud 615. Mughrón cecinit”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 340.
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C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2018, last updated: July 2020