verse beg. In trá is Foich nó is Beach

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
A single quatrain preserved in a genealogical tract in the Book of Ballymote and here attributed to Mac Liag.
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  • In trá is Foich nó is Beach
Ascribed to: Mac Líacc [Muirchertach]Mac Líacc ... Muirchertach
(d.. 1014 / 1016 (AU))
Muirchertach ... Mac Líacc
Middle Irish poet, who is described as 'chief poet of Ireland' (ard-ollamh Érenn) in the Annals of Ulster; becomes the subject of a body of later medieval Irish literature.
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Ascribed to Mac Líacc.
  • Middle Irish
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Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


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.] Duignan, Michael V., “The Uí Briúin Bréifni genealogies”, The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 64:1 (1934): 90–137.
Dennis Groenewegen
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