verse beg. Tiughulbh in tighe abadh

  • Irish
  • verse

Medieval Irish poem attributed to Colum Cille, which tells of three Pictish brothers and their building works (mounds, etc.) in the area of land belonging to Dairmag (Durrow) at a time when Laisrén was prior of the monastery.

First words (verse)
  • Tiughulbh in tighe abadh
Ascribed to: Colum CilleColum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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  • Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
17 qq.



Laisrén mac FeradaigLaisrén mac Feradaig
(d. 605)
Lasrén mac Feradaig, Laisrán mac Feradaig, Laisrén of Iona
Third abbot of Iona, in succession to Baíthéne; previously prior of Dairmag (Durrow, Co. Offaly) and one of Colum Cille’s companions in Scotland.
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Tiughulbh, Erolbh and TorulbhTiughulbh, Erolbh and Torulbh
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.

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Dairmag/Dermag ... Durrow
County Offaly
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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.

Edition wanted
[tr.] Williams, Sterling De Courcy, “The termon of Durrow”, The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 9 (1899): 44–55, 219–232.  

Incl., on pp. 220-221, a translation, by Whitley Stokes, of the poem beg. Tiughulbh in tighe abadh (Laud 615).

220–221 Translation by Whitley Stokes.
Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2022