verse beg. Rob soraid an sét-sa

Máel Ísu Ua Brolcháin
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Middle Irish poem attributed to Colum Cille.
Headed Ein Reisesegen in Kuno Meyer’s first edition of the text (1907) and Blessing the road before a journey in his subsequent edition (1912).
First words (verse)
  • Rob soraid an sét-sa
Ua Brolcháin (Máel Ísu)
Ua Brolcháin (Máel Ísu)
(d. (c.) 1086)
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Kuno Meyer (1912) makes a case for Máel Ísu Ua Brolcháin (d. 1086) as the author of the poem.
  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 3


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


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.] Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, Maol Íosa Ó Brolcháin, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1986.
[id. 11.] Edition and modern Irish translation
[ed.] [tr.] Ó Conghaile, Seán S. [crit. ed.], Seán Ó Ríordáin [tr.], and Caitlín Ní Maol-Chróin [intro.], Rí na n-uile: liricí diaga a cumadh idir an 9ú agus an 12ú céad, Dublin: Sáirséal agus Dill, 1964.  
A selection of fifteen, mostly Middle Irish poems, critically edited by Seán S. Ó Conghaile and translated into modern Irish by Seán Ó Ríordáin.
40–41 [‘Beannacht ar an aistear’] Edition of the text by Ó Conghaile, with a translation into modern Irish by Ó Ríordáin
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno, “Four religious poems”, Ériu 6 (1912): 112–116.
TLH – 3. A prayer to Christ for help (ed.): <link> TLH – 3. A prayer to Christ for help (tr.): <link> TLH – 4. Three wishes (ed.): <link> TLH – 4. Three wishes (tr.): <link>
112 [id. 1. ‘Blessing the road before a journey’]
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Ein Reisesegen”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 221.
TLH – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
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