Texts

Dinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge II
verse beg. Áibind, áibind, Echtge ard

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, dinnshenchas

Dinnshenchas on Slíab Echtge.

Initial words (verse)
  • Áibind, áibind, Echtge ard
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: Flann mac LonáinFlann mac Lonáin
(d. 891 x 918)
Flann mac Lónáin
early Irish poet; called ‘the Virgil of the Irish’ (Firgil Gáedel) and ‘King of the Poets of Ireland’ respectively.
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In both manuscripts, the poem is said to have been a postmortem composition by Flann mac Lonáin, the prose preface relating that it was recited to Mac Liac following a fast against him. Gwynn (following O'Curry(1)n. 1 Eugene O'Curry • W. K. Sullivan, On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish: a series of lectures: Lectures, vol. 1, vol. 2 (1873): 99–100.) suggests that Mac Liac is more likely to have been the true author of the poem.
Manuscripts
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Textual relationships
Cf. story of Fergus mac Ruide in Slíab Echtge I.
Related: Dinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge IDinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge IDinnshenchas on Slíab EchtgeDinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge IDinnshenchas of Slíab Echtge IDinnshenchas on Slíab EchtgeTrí h-ollamain ChondachtTrí h-ollamain ChondachtShort Irish prose tale about three poets of Connacht, Mac Liac, Mac Coise and Flann mac Lonáin. The text occurs in the Yellow Book of Lecan by way of a preface to the verse Dinnshenchas of Slíab nEchtga II attr. to Flann and follows another prose introduction about and poem attributed to Flann (Bó bithblicht meic Lonán).

Classification

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

Subjects

Slíab EchtgeSlíab Echtge

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Sources

Notes

Eugene O'Curry • W. K. Sullivan, On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish: a series of lectures: Lectures, vol. 1, vol. 2 (1873): 99–100.

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. 3, Todd Lecture Series 10, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1913.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
304–313 [id. 56. ‘Sliab n-Echtga II’] Poem. direct link direct link direct link
[ed.] Gwynn, E. J., The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 5, Todd Lecture Series 12, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1935.
Internet Archive – vol. 5: <link>
123 Variant readings from YBL (H 3. 18)

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 3, Todd Lecture Series 10, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1913.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
531–535 [id. 56. ‘Sliab n-Echtga II’] direct link
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