verse beg. Téighim ann do shúr (na) n-íath

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A poem found in Agallamh na seanórach, where it is attributed to Cáilte. The poem is largely a topographical catalogue of birds and beasts from all over Ireland, which are pairs of wild animals collected by Caílte as a ransom for Finn, who is imprisoned by Cormac mac Airt, king of Tara.

First words (verse)
  • Téighim ann do shúr (na) n-íath
Speaker: Caílte mac Rónáin
Caílte mac Rónáin
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle)
or Caílte mac Crundchon meic Rónáin, kinsman of Finn mac Cumaill and a prominent member of his fían; accomplished warrior and hunter; one of the protagonists of Acallam na senórach

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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.] Ní Shéaghdha, Nessa [ed.], Agallamh na seanórach, 3 vols, vol. 3, Leabhair ó Láimhsgríbhnibh, 15, Dublin, 1945.
Corpas.ria.ie: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Wilde, W. R., and Eugene OʼCurry [coll.], “On the unmanufactured animal remains belonging to the Academy”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 7 (May 1859, 1857–1861): 181–212.
Internet Archive: <link>
184–191 (text and translation), 182–183 (introduction)
Dennis Groenewegen
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