Texts

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.
Initial words (verse)
  • In clocán-sa na ríg ruad
Language
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish (Poppe)
Form
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.

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.

Classification

Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry
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Subjects

Éimíne of MonasterevinÉimíne of Monasterevin
patron of Rosglas (Ros Glaise), i.e. Monasterevin, Co. Kildare
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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.] Poppe, Erich, “A Middle Irish poem on Éimíne’s bell”, Celtica 17 (1985): 59–72.
Contributors
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
Page created
November 2014, last updated: April 2021