Texts

Preface to Broccán’s hymn

  • prose
  • Irish religious texts, prose introduction to verse
Short prose preface to Broccán's hymn (‘Ní car Brigit’). It tells that the hymn was composed by Broccan clóen at the behest of Ultán of Ardbraccan, who had collected the miracles (ferta) of Brigit; and that Broccán composed it in Slíab Bladma (Slieve Bloom) or in Cluain Mór Móedóc, in the reign of Lugaid mac Lóegaire and Ailill mac Dúnlainge
For the hymn, see Ní car Brigit.
Initial words (prose)
  • Locus huius ymni Sliab Bladma, vel Chluain mór Móedóc
Author
Anonymous
Form
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
(Possible) sources: Broccán’s hymnBroccán’s hymn
Related: Broccán’s hymnBroccán’s hymn

Classification

Irish religious textsIrish religious texts
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prose introductions to verseprose, prefaces, introductions and epilogues
prose introductions to verse
id. 27819

Subjects

Broccán clóenBroccán clóen
(d. 650)
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Ultán of ArdbraccanUltán of Ardbraccan
(d. 657)
Ultán moccu Chonchobair
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Irish poet and saint, abbot at Ard Breccáin (Ardbraccan) in Co. Meath.
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Lugaid mac LóegairiLugaid mac Lóegairi
son of Lóegaire mac Néill
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Ailill mac Dúnlainge [king of Leinster, fl. 6th century]Ailill mac Dúnlainge ... king of Leinster, fl. 6th century
(fl. first half of the 6th century)
king of Leinster; son of Dúnlaing and ancestor for the Uí Dúnlainge
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Brigit of KildareBrigit of Kildare
(c. 439/452–c. 524/526)
patron saint of Kildare, whose cult spread both within and outside of Ireland.
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Slíab Bladma
Slíab Bladma ... Slieve Bloom
County Laois, Id
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Clúain Mór MóedócClúain Mór Móedóc

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Sources

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[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, and John Strachan (eds.), Thesaurus palaeohibernicus: a collection of Old-Irish glosses, scholia, prose, and verse, 3 vols, vol. 2: Non-Biblical glosses and scholia; Old-Irish prose; names of persons and places; inscriptions; verse; indexes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903.  
comments: Reprinted by DIAS in 1987, together with Stokes' supplementary volume.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link> Wikisource: <link>
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[ed.] Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson (eds.), The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, vol. 1: Text and introduction, Henry Bradshaw Society 13, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.  
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction
Volume 2: Translation
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>
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[tr.] Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson, The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translation and notes, Henry Bradshaw Society 14, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.  
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction
Volume 2: Translation
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books (missing: pp. 18-19): <link>
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