verse beg. Secht meic áille Óengusa
- Early Irish
An Early Irish poem (9 qq) attributed to Colum Cille on the seven sons of a certain Óengus: Mo Thrianóc, Itharnaisc, Eóganán, Torannán, Troscán, Mo Chullian and Agatán. According to the poem, they crossed the sea, presumably from Scotland, and founded a number of monasteries in Ireland, in what became Uí Néill territory in Meath and Leinster. By God’s grace, four of these sons are said have to died together on the same day (8 June).
- Secht meic áille Óengusa
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2]p. 350fheading: ‘Inde dixit Colum Cille’beginning: ‘Secht meic aille Oengusa, etc.’First line only.
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2]p. 354d–eheading: ‘Colum Cille cecinit’beginning: ‘Secht meic áille Oengusa’9 qq.
- Early Irish
- aí fhreisligi (7³+7²+7³+7²)
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