On the settlement of the Fotharta and the Laígsi
- Early Irish
- Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502 2, ff. 19–89 = Lebar Glinne Dá Locha (?) [1125 x 1150]f. 70rabeginning: ‘Is aire dano do-ratait na sáere-se do Laíchsib arin dochratti báe i n-amsir Con Corb do dingbáil do Laignib’ context: Tract on the Laigin, Genealogical tract on the Fothaid
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 2 = Book of Lecan [s. xvin]f. 95(104)vcbeginning: ‘Dochraiti mor robui for Laignib i n-aimsir Conchorb’This version incorporates a rosc ascribed to the magician Mac Da Churr (corresponding to Moccu Mugairn in the Rawl. B 502 version of the rosc) and is followed by the poem Fothairt for trebaib Concorb and a genealogical tract on the Fothaid.
- Early Irish
- It must be older than the date in which Rawl. B 502 was compiled (1125 x 1150). No published linguistic analysis is known at this stage. Dobbs states that the Book of Lecan version is most probably younger than the Rawl. B 502 version, but does not attempt a linguistic dating of the text.
An exchange of two roscada found in the context of an origin legend concerning the Fothairt. The first, shorter rosc (beg. Huait a meic hui Moguirni) is uttered by Eochaid Fúath Airt, ancestor of the Fothairt, and addressed to one Moccu Mugairne, who utters the second, longer rosc to him (beg. A Eochaid Airtt Fuath arafalnather iath aneoil), in the course of which he prophecies the coming of Brigit (Brig eoit).
Poem on St Brigit's people, the Fothairt, and their expulsion from Tara. It is 19 stanzas long in both manuscripts.
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