verse beg. Náemhshenchas náemh Insi Fáil

  • Irish
  • verse
Versified list of the saints of Ireland.
First words (verse)
  • Náemhshenchas náemh Insi Fáil
ff. 206r–211r.m
beg. ‘Naoimhsheanchas naomh innsi Fáil’
169 qq. Colophon as transcribed in the catalogue description: A cconveint Dhúin na nGall do sccriobh an brathair Michel o Cleirigh an dhuan shencusa so da ngoirtear Naoimhsenchus naomh innsi Fáil. 25. April. 1636, as leabhar mheamruim le Muiris mac Torna uí Maoil Conaire.
f. 146
“mainly of the A type” (Plummer).
  • Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 173
Textual relationships
Related: Náemhshenchas náemh Insi Fáil (Version B)Náemhshenchas náemh Insi Fáil (Version B)Versified list of the saints of Ireland.
Náemhshenchas náemh Insi Fáil (Version C)Náemhshenchas náemh Insi Fáil (Version C)

A metrical list of the saints of Ireland that represents an expanded version (243 qq) of an earlier such list. This recension is considered to be the work of Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh or Peregrine O’Clery, who prefixed a prose preface in which he explains that he supplied additional verses for saints not previously included and names the sources he used, including the Félire Óengusso and Martyrology of Gorman. His text is accompanied by glosses that appear to have the Martyrology of Donegal as their source.



saints of IrelandIreland and Irish history, Irish people, saints
saints of Ireland
id. 27585


Secondary sources (select)

Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Charles Plummer, Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
Utrecht University Library: <link>
227–229 [id. 188.]
Dennis Groenewegen
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