verse beg. In chloch fors’ tát mo dí sháil

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
A Middle Irish poem attributed to Cináed úa hArtacáin, of which one quatrain on the Lía Fáil in Tara is preserved in recensions of the Lebor gabála Érenn.
First words (verse)
  • In chloch fors’ tát mo dí sháil
Ascribed to: Cináed úa hArtacáin
Cináed úa hArtacáin
(d. 975)
Middle Irish poet.

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Ascribed to Cináed ua hArtacáin (d. 975).

The sigla given below are those of Macalister.

  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 1


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


Lía FáilLía Fáil

Lía FáilLía Fáil
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Temair ... Tara
County Meath
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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.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 4, Irish Texts Society, 41, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1939.
Internet Archive: <link>
244–245 Recensions B and C. direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. S., and John Mac Neill, Leabhar Gabhála: the book of conquests of Ireland. The recension of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, vol. 1, Dublin, 1916.  
comments: Unfinished, as no further volumes have been forthcoming.
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144–145 Ó Cléirigh recension.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Broin, Tomás, “Lia Fáil: fact and fiction in the tradition”, Celtica 21 (1990): 393–401.
Dennis Groenewegen
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