verse beg. Eol dam i ndairib dréchta

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Ulster Cycle, Irish historical verse
Poem on the battles of the Leinstermen and the heroes who fell at their hands
First words (verse)
  • Eol dam i ndairib dréchta
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Ascribed to: Flann mac Máel Máedóc
Flann mac Máel Máedóc
(fl. 10th century)
early Irish poet, son of Máel Máedoc mac Díarmata

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  • Middle Irish
10th century
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 43


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797
Irish historical versevernacular Irish verse, Irish histories
Irish historical verse
id. 29741

Here intended to be understood in the sense of vernacular Irish ‘verse which purports to record knowledge of the historical traditions of Ireland’ (Smith 2002).


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Leinster/Cúige Laighean
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[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Do chomramaib Laigen inso sís”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 117–119.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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