Mór ar bfearg riot a rí Saxan

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Mór ar bfearg riot a rí Saxan

verse beg. Mór ar bfearg riot a rí Saxan, a sé a dhamra

Ó Dálaigh (Gofraidh Fionn)
Classical Irish poem by Gofraidh Fionn Ó Dálaigh in commemoration of Maurice fitz Maurice (Muiris Óg), second earl of Desmond. It includes an episode about Lug's arrival at Tara, after which Maurice is likened to the Irish deity.

Author

Gofraidh Fionn Ó Dálaigh

Ascribed to

Gofraidh Fionn Ó Dálaigh

Manuscripts

Language

Early Modern Irish

Date

Bergin dates the composition of the poem to the late 1350s, within a few years of the death of the poem's subject.

Form

primary form(s) — verse

Number of stanzas

60

Mór ar bfearg riot a rí Saxan

Categories

Classical Irish poetryMythological Cycle
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
web page identifiers

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  • Sources

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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

[ed.] Bergin, Osborn, “Mór ar bfearg riot a rí Saxan”, in: Bergin, Osborn, Irish bardic poetry: texts and translations, together with an introductory lecture, ed. Fergus Kelly and David Greene, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1970. 73–81.
CELT – edition: <link>
The Lug episode only (beg. Tadhbhas do Lugh, leannán Teamhra)
[tr.] Carney, James (tr.), Medieval Irish lyrics, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967.
86ff [id. 37.]
[ed.] Knott, Eleanor, An introduction to Irish syllabic poetry of the period 1200–1600, 2nd ed. (1928), Cork: Cork University Press, 1934.
54ff [‘The coming of Lugh’]

Queried results

if available
Bergin, Osborn, “Mór ar bfearg riot a rí Saxan”, in: Bergin, Osborn, Irish bardic poetry: texts and translations, together with an introductory lecture, ed. Fergus Kelly and David Greene, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1970. 73–81.
CELT – edition: <link>
Carney, James (tr.), Medieval Irish lyrics, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967.
86   “Tadbhás do Lugh, leannán Teamhra (The coming of Lugh)”
Knott, Eleanor, An introduction to Irish syllabic poetry of the period 1200–1600, 2nd ed. (1928), Cork: Cork University Press, 1934.

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