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1216. Linn fPadruig na purt solas
Length: short 6qq
Certainty: 5
Period:
  1. 16th ult
Areas:
  1. Ulster
Classes:
  1. religious
  2. praise church cp
Manuscripts:
  1. NLS Adv. 72/2/14 ? cent.
Prints:
  1. transl. S. Leslie, St Patrick’s Purgatory, pp. 179-80
Motifs:
  1. envoi to S. Patrick
  2. the Devil
  3. sin and repentance
  4. inevitability of death
  5. the Seven Sacraments: baptism
  6. poet on pilgrimage
Poet Christian Names:
  1. Fearghal Og (NLS 72/2/14)
Poet Surnames:
  1. O hUiginn
Meter Vars:
  1. deibhidhe
Poem:

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Lionn Pádraig na bport solas


[Shane Leslie, Saint Patrick’s Purgatory (1932), p. 179. Cf. introduction (p. ix), where Osborn Bergin and Lambert McKenna are thanked for having deciphered and edited the Irish poems. They are edited from NLS Adv. MS lxiv (cf. p. 167).]


Fearghal Óg Ó hUiginn cct.


1 Linn Pádraig na bport solas

glanfaidh ní dom fhaltanas

dul ’n-a uaimh is daingean dúinn

dár mbuain d’aingeal an iomthnúidh.


2 [Tuig] go bhfuil an bás id bhun

ná bí a cholann id chodladh

gar uaibh do leabaidh lighe

freagair uair na haithrighe.


3 An peacthach truagh bhíos i mbraid

d’éis a luighe i linn Phádraig

fágbhaidh an sruth sul tí is-teagh

sa chruth i mbí ar n-a bhaisteadh.


4 Do fhágaibh Dia do dhealbh neamh

do leigheas locht ar sinsear

Pádraig ’s an iris do b’fhearr

i n-inis fhádbhuig Éireann.


5 . . . . mar sin

síoth feirge Dé ar n-a déinimh

fáth as ar thigthe tairse

ag cách d’itche an éarlaimhse.


6 Annsacht Phádraig phuirt nimhe

ann romhainn go réidhighe

nualasair óma sean sinn

feadh na huamhasain Ifrinn.