Aithrí agus bás Oisín‘The repentance and death of Oisín’
verse beg. Ná bí feasta ag luadh na bhFiann

  • Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Finn Cycle
Final piece of Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig, in which Patrick tricks Oisín into asking him for forgiveness and grants him absolution. Oisín dies not long afterwards.
Aithrí agus bás Oisín
‘The repentance and death of Oisín’
Al. Aithrighe agus bás Oisín.
First words (verse)
  • Ná bí feasta ag luadh na bhFiann
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Early Modern Irish
  • late Early Modern Irish.

verse (primary)
  • rannaigecht dialtach (al. rannaigecht mór) (7¹+7¹+7¹+7¹)
Number of stanzas


Classical Irish poetryClassical Irish poetry

Finn Cycle
Finn Cycle
id. 578


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.] Ó Siochfhradha, Pádraig [An Seabhac], Laoithe na Féinne, Dublin: An Chumainn le Béaloideas Éireann, 1941.
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Secondary sources (select)

Ní Mhurchú, Síle, “Agallamh Oisín agus Phádraig: composition and transmission”, in: Sharon J. Arbuthnot, and Geraldine Parsons (eds), The Gaelic Finn tradition, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. 195–208.
197, 200–201, 203, 208
Dennis Groenewegen
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August 2012, last updated: November 2021