verse beg. Mór liach Life lonngalach

  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Elegy
Poem (5 qq) on the death of Cerball mac Muirecán, king of Leinster (d. 909). It is attributed to his court poet Dallán (mac Móre).
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  • Mór liach Life lonngalach
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Ascribed to: Dallán mac MóreDallán mac Móre
(fl. c. 909)
early Irish poet; reputedly a bardic poet to Cerball mac Muirecáin, king of Leinster (d. c. 909)
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The poem is ascribed to Dallán, which has been understood to refer to Dallán mac Móre, the king's court poet.
  • Early Irish
verse (primary)
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Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry



Cerball mac MuirecáinCerball mac Muirecáin
(d. c. 909)
king of Leinster
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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.] Radner, Joan N. [ed. and tr.], Fragmentary annals of Ireland, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.
CELT – edition (2–182),: <link> CELT – translation (3–183): <link> CELT – introduction (vii–ix): <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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