Ochtfhoclach Choluim Chille
verse beg. Día mór dom imdegail

  • Late Middle Irish
  • verse

Late Middle Irish poem (82 stt. in ochtfhoclach metre) attributed to Colum Cille, which is known for its length and stylistic complexity. 

First words (verse)
  • Día mór dom imdegail
Ascribed to: Colum CilleColum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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  • Late Middle Irish
Dated by Quin to the 11th or 12th century.
verse (primary)
  • ocht-fhoclach
Number of stanzas
82 stt.



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.] Quin, E. G., “Ochtfhoclach Choluim Chille”, Celtica 14 (1981): 125–153.
Quin, E. G., “Three notes”, Celtica 15 (1983): 140–141.
Note 3 Further readings.
Meyer, Kuno, “Nachtrag zu ochtḟoclach Coluim Cille”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 444.
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[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Ochtḟoclach Coluim Chille”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 37–41, 444.
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Based on 23 P 2.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Colum Cilli dorinne an ochtfoclach an sīs”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 198–217.
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Based on Laud Misc. 615.