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1572. O Neill Oileach fa mo mhac •
Length: short 3qq
Certainty: 5
Period:
  1. 14th early
  2. 17th mid
Areas:
  1. Connacht or Meath
Classes:
  1. verses from narrative cycle
Manuscripts:
  1. RIA 756(23/E/26) R. Tipper etc. 1717-26
  2. RIA 759 (23/F/15) M.O’Gormain etc.
  3. RIA 565 (23/N/33) N. Kearney 1851
Prints:
  1. transl. Carney, Geneal.Hist. O’Reillys, 71, 113
Motifs:
  1. creach, cattle-raiding
  2. War with English
  3. spending and defending?
  4. house
Poet Christian Names:
  1. Giolla Iosa Ruadh (RIA 759)
Poet Surnames:
  1. O Raighilligh d. 1331
Patron Christian Names:
  1. Maolsheachlainn mc Giolla Iosa Ruaidh
Patron Surnames:
  1. O Raighilligh, ri Breifne, d. 1328
Meter Vars:
  1. deibhidhe
Poem:

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Ó Néill Oileach fa mo mhac


[James Carney, A genealogical history of the O’Reillys, 1959, 71.]


1 O Néill Oileach fa mo mhac.

O Conchobhair chláir Connacht

O Bríain an fhuilt eangaigh fhinn.

Ó Ceallaigh, ’s O Cearbhuill


2 Creachadóir ar chlár Midhe.

an cruinnighe an caithmhidhe

fear daghoinigh ar chrodh Gaill

O Raghallaigh Maoil Seachloinn.


3 An áit ann shuidh a theach.

do chídh Eamhain is Uisneach

clár na Midhe amach.

is urlár Thighe Teamhrach.