verse beg. Iniu feras Bruide cath
- Early Irish
Brief poem (3 st.) on a battle fought by Bruide against an unnamed son of Oswiu (mac Os(s)a), which is usually identified as the battle of Dún Nechtain (685), in which Bruide mac Bile (Bridei III), king of the Picts, defeated the Northumbrians and King Ecgfrith, son of Oswiu, was slain. The poem is found in the Fragmentary annals of Ireland, where it is attributed to one Riaguil of Bangor and given in the context of the death of Flann Fína, i.e. Aldfrith, king of Northumbria, apparently in the erroneous understanding that ‘Oswiu’s son’ is intended to refer to him rather than his half-brother and predecessor Ecgwin. A note in the left margin seeks to support this interpretation by identifying Bruide as Aldfrith’s contemporary Bruide mac Deril (i.e. B. mac Der-Ilei, Bridei IV).
- Iniu feras Bruide cath
(fl. 8th/9th century?)
Riaguil of Bangor
The name ‘Riaguil of Bennchor’, suggesting a religious associated with the monastery of Bennchor (Bangor, Co. Down), is attested for: (1) a saint commemorated in the martyrologies of Tallaght and Donegal under 11 June, and (2) a poet to whom a couple of verses on the battle of Dún Nechtain (685) are attributed. Although the first name, presumably a monastic name, is relatively rare, it is possible but by no means certain that they refer to the same person.
- Early Irish
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