verse beg. Mochean duit a chluicc bláith bind

  • Irish
  • verse
Irish poem attributed to Colum Cille, on St. Patrick’s bell.
First words (verse)
  • Mochean duit a chluicc bláith bind
  • Irish
  • Kenney suggested that the final three quatrains, the first of which identifies the speaker as Colum Ciile, are not original to the core of the poem.
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
8 qq.



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.] Reeves, William, “On the bell of St. Patrick, called the Clog an Edachta [read November 9, 1863]”, Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 27 (1877–1886): 1–30.
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Secondary sources (select)

Kenney, James F., “Chapter IV: The monastic churches, their founders and traditions: I. The primitive foundations”, in: James F. Kenney, The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Revised ed., 11, New York: Octagon, 1966. 288–371.
348; cf. 440
Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2022