verse beg. Leasg amleasg sind gu Áth Clíath

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  • Early Irish poetry
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  • Leasg amleasg sind gu Áth Clíath
Ascribed to: Mac Líacc [Muirchertach]
Mac Líacc ... Muirchertach
(d.. 1014 / 1016 (AU))
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.
f. 20a
The text breaks off after the first words of the 28th quatrain.
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Related: A uad Fiachrach dar dhiall goilA uad Fiachrach dar dhiall goil

Medieval Irish poem which survives as an acephalous copy of 34 qq in the Book of Uí Mhaine (RIA MS D ii 1). The extant part deals with the exploits of Nath Í (Dathí) mac Fíachrach and the final quatrain contains an attribution to Mac Coisi.


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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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Mac Liacs Totenklage um Tadg úa Cellaig”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 229–231.
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