verse beg. Tigernmas mac Follaig aird

Gilla Cóemáin
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
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  • Tigernmas mac Follaig aird
First words
(Tigernmas son of noble Follach)
Gilla CóemáinGilla Cóemáin
(fl. 1072)
Middle Irish poet
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Ascribed to: Gilla CóemáinGilla Cóemáin
(fl. 1072)
Middle Irish poet
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Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


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.] Smith, Peter J., “An edition of Tigernmas mac Follaig aird”, in: Emer Purcell, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan, and John Sheehan (eds), Clerics, kings and vikings: essays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015. 458–476.
[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 5, Irish Texts Society, 44, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1942.
Internet Archive: <link>
432–437 direct link
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, and M. A. OʼBrien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 1, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954. 260 pp. + 4 pl.
CELT – edition (pp. 1-260): <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Smith, Peter J., Three historical poems ascribed to Gilla Cóemáin: a critical edition of the work of an eleventh-century Irish scholar, Studien und Texte zur Keltologie, 8, Münster: Nodus Publikationen, 2007.
Dennis Groenewegen
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