verse beg. Flann for Éirinn
- Early Irish poetry, eulogies and panegyrics
- Flann for Éirinn
Flann Sinna, Flann mac Máele Sechnaill
Flann Sinna (‘of the Shannon’), son of Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid; was high-king of Ireland from the Clann Cholmáin, the leading branch of the southern Uí Néill.
Máel Muru of Othain
Early Irish poet and historian, who was apparently attached to the monastery of Othain (now Fahan, Inishowen barony, Co. Donegal), as his epithet suggests
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D iv 1 ff. 1-8 [s. xiv?]f. 7vb ff
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 2 = Book of Lecan [s. xvin]f. 8vb ff
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 K 32 (617) [s. xvii]p. 207ff
- (Unidentified)Further copies yet to be confirmed
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A discussion of Edward the Elder’s relations with the Insular World beyond the confines of modern England is not a promising subject. His main interest in the Celtic-speaking nations of Britain seems to have lain either in the area of domination, or at least of leadership, but the evidence for his ambitions in even this area is not extensive (see Davidson this volume). Edward himself seems to have made little impact on the world beyond Angelcynn. His death is noted in neither the Annales Cambriae nor in any of the surviving Irish chronicles. Edward’s absence from these records is not, however, simply a reflection of a lack of interest in the affairs of the English. The death of Æthelflæd of Mercia is noted by the Annales Cambriae (917) and by the Annals of Ulster (918.5), which also note the death of Eadwulf of Bamborough (913.1). A little later the Battle of Brunnanburh is noted in both these chronicles (AC 938; AU 937.6) and Æthelstan’s death likewise (AC 941; AU 939.6).
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