verse beg. Maiccni Echach ard a nglé
- Middle Irish
- Early Irish poetry
- Maiccni Echach ard a nglé
(d. 891 x 918)
Flann mac Lónáin
early Irish poet; called ‘the Virgil of the Irish’ (Firgil Gáedel) and ‘King of the Poets of Ireland’ respectively.
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2]p. 150bheading: ‘Fland mac Lonain cecinit’beginning: ‘Maiccni Echach ard a ngle’12 qq.
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318 cols 573–958 = section of the Yellow Book of Lecan [s. xivex/xvin]cols 901.m–902 context: Aided Chrimthaind maic Fhidaig ocus Trí mac Echach Muigmedóin12 qq.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 12 (536) = Book of Ballymote (Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta) [1384 x 1406]p. 264(145v)b context: Aided Chrimthaind maic Fhidaig ocus Trí mac Echach Muigmedóin12 qq.
- Middle Irish
A brief prose passage found in the Book of Leinster, which summarises events in the power struggles between Brían, Fíachra and Ailill, sons of Eochaid Mugmédon, including the poisoning of Crimthann mac Fidaig, king of Ireland, by his sister Mongfhind. The text highlights some of the place-names in that story. Because the manuscript page is worn at the right edge, the text is now partly illegible.
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