verse beg. Hériu ard inis na rríg

Gilla Cóemáin
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Irish legendary history
First words (verse)
  • Hériu ard inis na rríg
“Lofty Ireland, island of the kings”
Author
Gilla Cóemáin
Gilla Cóemáin
(fl. 1072)
Middle Irish poet

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Ascribed to: Gilla Cóemáin
Gilla Cóemáin
(fl. 1072)
Middle Irish poet

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Gilla Cóemáin (fl. 1072)
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse (primary)

Classification

Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry
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Irish legendary historyIrish legendary history
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Subjects

Finn mac Cumaill
Finn mac Cumaill (Find úa Báiscni)
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle, Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt)
Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían

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Sources

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.

[ed.] [tr.] Smith, Peter J., Three historical poems ascribed to Gilla Cóemáin: a critical edition of the work of an eleventh-century Irish scholar, Studien und Texte zur Keltologie, 8, Münster: Nodus Publikationen, 2007.
Edition, with translation and full commentary.
[ed.] [tr.] Mac Carthy, Bartholomew [ed. and tr.], The codex Palatino-Vaticanus, no. 830, Todd Lecture Series, 3, Dublin, 1892.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
142–213 Edition and translation based on LL and variants from BB. direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen, Patrick Brown
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June 2011, last updated: January 2024