Rise up Osgar
verse beg. Eirigh súas, a Oscair

  • Late Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Duanaire Finn, Classical Irish poetry, Finn Cycle
First words (verse)
  • Eirigh súas, a Oscair
“Rise up Oscar”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Acallam na senórach version Attested as part of the story of Oscar's first battle.
Duanaire Finn version
  • Late Middle Irish
  • Late Middle Irish (Murphy).
probably between 1100 and 1150 (Murphy)
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 6


Duanaire Finn
Duanaire Finn
id. 11031
Classical Irish poetryClassical Irish poetry

Finn Cycle
Finn Cycle
id. 578


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.

Acallam na senórach
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Acallamh na senórach”, in: Ernst Windisch, and Whitley Stokes [eds.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 4, Leipzig, 1900. 1–438, ix–xiv.
Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> CELT – corrected edition (without Stokes’ notes): <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Lines 1032–1043
Duanaire Finn
[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard [ed.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 2: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society, 28, London: Irish Texts Society, 1933.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
176–177 Poem LII. Edition and translation

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society, 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
Internet Archive: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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