verse beg. Éist rim, a meic Cúanach

  • Irish
  • verse
Irish poem (13 stt.) attributed to Colum Cille and addressed to Baíthín mac Cúanach, a saint associated with Tech Baithín/Tagboyne, Co. Westmeath.
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  • Éist rim, a meic Cúanach
Addressee: Baíthín of TaghboyneBaíthín of Taghboyne
(fl. 6th/7th century?)
Baíthín mac Cúanach
Baíthín mac Cúanach, saint associated with Tech Baithín/Taghboyne, Co. Westmeath, and said to belong to the Cenél Énda. According to Pádraig Ó Riain, he is ultimately identical with Baíthín/Baíthéne mac Brénainn, Colum Cille’s successor in Iona.
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Ascribed to: Colum CilleColum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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