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1025. Gabhaim mo dheich rainn san rian [al. Gabh...]
Length: short 10qq
Certainty: 4
Period:
  1. 17th mid
Areas:
  1. Munster
Classes:
  1. eulogy mp
Manuscripts:
  1. Mayn. M 107 ?Aodh B. Mac Cruitin 1712
  2. BL Sloane 3154 D. O Conchobhair 1716
  3. RIA 11(E/iv/3) Ainnd. Mac Cruitin 1727
  4. RIA 7 (24/L/13) Uill. Ruadh Mac Coitir
  5. RIA 673 (23/C/23) ? 1762-8
Motifs:
  1. imagery for patron
  2. patron aithghin of illustrious ancestor
  3. favour with English Crown
  4. caithreim, battle career (ref. to)
  5. cooperation btn Irish and English
  6. allusion to Fiannaigheacht
  7. Classical allusion
Poet Christian Names:
  1. Seaan mac Finghin Arda Canachta
Poet Surnames:
  1. cname only (RIA 7, 673 - anon. M 107 etc)
Patron Christian Names:
  1. Murchadh
Patron Surnames:
  1. O Briain, Baron Inchiquin d. 1674? 1597?
Meter Vars:
  1. deibhidhe + ceangal in amhran in 1st 2 MSS
Poem:

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Gabhaim mo dheich rainn san rian

[RIA 7 (24/L/13), 54]

Sean mac F[í]ngin Arda Can[acht]a cecinit

[Deibhidhe, Dán Díreach]

[Poem edited as minor thesis for the degree of MA in Classical Irish by Pádraig Mac an Bhaird, under direction of Professor, P. A. Breatnach, 1998]


1 Gabhaim mo dheich r[a]inn san rían

do Mhurchadh mhuidheas airmghliadh

crann bagair Gaoidheal is Gall

nár agair aoinneach [leg. -fhear] anbhfann.

2 Inneoin chogaidh chrí(th)che Fáil

dragan donn tseachnann síocháin

craobh is posda dhá phríonsa

an t-Osgar caomh cúilfhionn-sa.

3 Múcha[dh] ainbhreath iaithe Flainn

oirleaghach shleachta cConailla

flathbhuanna mur f(h)áidh na bfiann

cathghuala cháidh na ccaomhNiall.

4 Aicil chothuighthe na ccath

bile buadhach bláth Brianach

géag glanúr nár bhuail a(i)n bhéim

barún gan chluain ’na chaithréim.

5 Hearcil beodha bíodha an uilc

grian lunnrach gacha longphuirt

gríobh áidh athGhuaire gan cheas

fáidh as flathnuaidhe réimhes (réimhfheas).

6 Ionnmhus daimhe dearga[dh] gha(dh)

tamhain chomharrtha tarbh troda(dh)s

coileach catha dhon fheinn úir

go reim bflatha et bfoirtiuin.

7 Mogha Nuadhach Nár oile

nó Brian buadhach Boroimhe

an tslat don choll gan chríonach

nó mac mur Gholl ghleóghníomhach.

8 Fraoch draige ruagaib rofhadars

nó aithghin Lúgh Lámhfhada

ar ccosg tóra na ttonn ttathachs

nó Conn crodha Céadchathach.

9 Éigne Sionna na ttonn ttais

maighir innbhir an Fhorgais

eo Féile ciuine caoimhe

Siuire réidh et ríoghDhaoile.

10 Onnchú fhiadhaicc d’fhuil Eoghain

curaidh go méinn mearleoghain

seabhac d’[e]alta[in] Innsi Í Chuinn

an gealtúr [leg. -tuir] (geil) gíl-si [leg. gill-se?] (seo) ghabhuim. Finit

Arna sgríobh le hUilliam Ruadh mac [Coitir] dá anmcharaid fein an t-athair Seaghan Ó Briain Mac Diarmuda.