Iomarbhágh na bhfileadh‘The contention of the bards’

  • Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Irish poetry
  • Early Modern Irish
verse (primary)


Irish poetryIrish 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.] [tr.] McKenna, Lambert [ed.], Iomarbhágh na bhfileadh: The contention of the bards, 2 vols, Irish Texts Society, 20, 21, London: Irish Texts Society, 1918.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Leerssen, Joep, The contention of the bards (Iomarbhágh na bhFileadh) and its place in Irish political and literary history, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series, 2, London: Irish Texts Society, 1994.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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February 2012, last updated: March 2022