verse beg. Longas Inbir Domnann

  • Irish
  • verse
Irish poem (27 qq) attributed to Colum Cille, which prophesies the arrival of a large fleet of foreign invaders at Inber Domnann (Malahide Bay, north Co. Dublin) before Judgment Day.
First words (verse)
  • Longas Inbir Domnann
Ascribed to: Colum Cille
Colum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).

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The attribution to Colum Cille is found in a rubric as well as in the penultimate quatrain of the poem (mac Feidlimt[h]e forfinn / a ainm Cille Coluim).
pp. 130.1–131
rubric: ‘Colum Cille cecinit’
beg. ‘Longas Inbir Domnann’
27 qq.
  • Irish
verse (primary)
  • rinnard (6²+6²+6²+6²)
Number of stanzas: 27 qq.
Textual relationships
(Possible) sources: Baile in ScáilBaile in Scáil
Related: Baile in ScáilBaile in ScáilEistea frim a Baithín buainEistea frim a Baithín buainAn Irish prophecy in verse (66 stt in two of the earliest versions), attributed to Colum Cille and addressed to his successor, Baíthín.
Trédhe nach fuilngeand rígh réilTrédhe nach fuilngeand rígh réil

Medieval Irish prophetic poem (72 qq) attributed in the final stanza to Bécán Bec mac Dé, better known elsewhere as the prophet Bec mac Dé. According to Eleanor Knott, it is a composite work, which may be regarded as falling into at least two sections (A = qq. 1–13, B = qq. 14-72).



id. 47094
Mog Ruith
Mog Ruith
Legendary Irish magician from Munster, who was linked in Ireland to biblical and apocryphal traditions, notably as a pupil under Simon Magus and as one responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist. He appears in Irish genealogies as a descendant of Medb and her lover Fergus mac Roích and as an ancestor for Fir Maige Féine, in the area about present-day Fermoy.

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Flann CinachFlann Cinach
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.

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Inber Domnann
Inber Domnann ... Malahide
County Dublin
No short description available

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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.] [tr.] Herbert, Máire, “The fleet of Inber Domnann”, in: John Carey, Emma Nic Cárthaigh, and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (eds), The end and beyond: medieval Irish eschatology, vol. 2, 17.2, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2014. 715–720.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Aus Laud 615. Colum Cille cecinit”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 343–344.
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