verse beg. Fír uisci / maith a ciall, maith a tuigsi
- Fír uisci / maith a ciall, maith a tuigsi
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D ii 1 (1225) = Leabhar Uí Mhaine (The Book of Uí Maine) f. 62(119)ra–rbheading: ‘Colum Cille cc’beginning: ‘Fíruisci maith a ciall, maith a tuigsi,’
33 qq. Here a further attribution to Colum Cille is found in an additional final quatrain (Is me Colum Cilli cáidh).
- London, British Library, MS Additional 30512 = Leabhar Uí Maolconaire [s. xv-xvi]f. 41vbeginning: ‘Fir uisgae sin fir uisci’31 qq.
- London, British Library, MS Additional 33993 [s. xvi]f. 16vbeginning: ‘Fir uisgi / maith a ciall maith a tuicsi’31 qq.
- Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 5100-5104 (507) ff. 26v.11–27v.19beginning: ‘Fir usgi maith a ciald mait a tusci’31 qq.
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.
Secondary sources (select)
Brief note on Fioruisge maith a ciall a tuigse, citing Colgan., p. 472.
page url: https://codecs.vanhamel.nl/F%C3%ADr_uisci_maith_a_ciall_maith_a_tuigsi
numerical alternative: https://codecs.vanhamel.nl/index.php?curid=63286
page ID: 63286
page ID tracker: https://codecs.vanhamel.nl/index.php?title=Show:ID&id=63286
“It praises the simple virtues of the early Irish saints, regretting the new interest in Latin learning and stressing the church’s duty of hospitality, particularly to poets and scholars. It is easy to appreciate the popularity of such a poem with the learned classes and their desire to see it included in manuscripts” [in this case, MS Additional 33993].