Texts

Dinnshenchas of Ochan (Ochonn Midi)
verse beg. Déiccid ferta níthaig Néill

  • Middle Irish
  • verse, prose
  • Early Irish poetry, Cycles of the Kings, Dinnshenchas Érenn, dinnshenchas
Texts on a burial mound near Tara, relating a version of the death of Níall Noígiallach.
Initial words (verse)
  • Déiccid ferta níthaig Néill
“Behold the martial trench of Níall”
Initial words (prose)
  • Ochund Midhe, canas rohainmniged?
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Author
Ascribed to: Cináed úa hArtacáinCináed úa hArtacáin
(d. 975)
Cináed ua hArtacáin, Úa hArtacáin (Cináed)
Middle Irish poet.
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In LL, the poem is ascribed to Cináed ua hArtacáin (d. 975).
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse, prose (primary)
Textual relationships
See Orcuin Néill Noígíallaig and Aided Néill Noígíallaig for alternative versions of the death of Niall Noígiallach.
Related: Orcuin Néill NoígíallaigOrcuin Néill NoígíallaigEarly Irish literary account of the death of Níall Noígíallach.Aided Néill NoígíallaigAided Néill NoígíallaigOrcuin Néill NoígíallaigOrcuin Néill NoígíallaigEarly Irish literary account of the death of Níall Noígíallach.

Classification

Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry
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Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80
Dinnshenchas Érenn
Dinnshenchas Érenn
id. 6712
dinnshenchasIrish narrative literature, onomastic lore and learning, topographical literature
dinnshenchas
id. 32607

Subjects

Níall NoígíallachNíall Noígíallach
(supp. fl. 4th/5th century)
Níall mac Echach Muigmedóin
high-king of Ireland in early and medieval Irish tradition
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OchanOchan

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Sources

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.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
36–41 [id. 5. ‘Ochan’] Poem. direct link direct link direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 272–336, 418–484.  
An edition and translation of the prose texts in the Dinnshenchas Érenn as they occur in Rennes, Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole, MS 598. Missing texts are supplied from the Book of Lecan version.
TLH – edition (I, pp. 277-336): <link> TLH – translation (I): <link> TLH – edition (II, pp. 418-484): <link> TLH – translation (II): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 272–336: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link> Internet Archive – 418–484: <link>
295–297 [id. 6. ‘Ochonn Midi’] Prose from Rennes MS. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 2, Todd Lecture Series 9, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1906.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
99–100 [id. 5. ‘Ochan’] direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen, Patrick Brown
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May 2011, last updated: August 2021