Laíd cluic Éimíne
verse beg. In clocán-sa na ríg ruad

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Poem on the bell of Éimíne of Ros Glaise. In the manuscripts the poem is typically found in conjunction with the prose tale Cáin Éimíne Báin.
First words (verse)
  • In clocán-sa na ríg ruad
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish (Poppe)
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 32
Textual relationships
Related: Cáin Éimíne BáinCáin Éimíne Báin

Miraculous story which relates how the community of St Éimíne Bán at Ros Glaise (probably Monasterevin, Co. Offaly) received a charter of privileges from the king of Leinster. It is said to have been granted after Éimine and his 49 monks sacrificed their lives to save Bran úa Fáeláin (d. 693), king of Leinster, and 49 chiefs of the province from the plague.


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


Éimíne of Monasterevin
Éimíne of Monasterevin
patron of Rosglas (Ros Glaise), i.e. Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

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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.] Poppe, Erich, “A Middle Irish poem on Éimíne’s bell”, Celtica 17 (1985): 59–72.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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