Gilla Cóemáin

  • fl. 1072
  • Irish poets
Middle Irish poet
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Ritari, Katja, “‘Whence is the origin of the Gaels?’: remembering the past in Irish pseudohistorical poems”, Peritia 28 (2017): 155–176.  
This article explores the construction of Irish identity in the pseudohistorical poems of two authors, Máel Muru Othna and Gilla Cóemáin. In their poems, the memory of the past - real or imagined - is used to establish a continuity for the Irish as a clearly delineated people from the dawn of time to the authors’ medieval present.
Smith, Peter J., “Gilla Cóemáin (fl. 1072)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–. URL: <>.