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1837. Toghaim leannan do Leith Cuinn $
Length: middling
Certainty: 2
Period:
  1. 16th ult
  2. 17th early
Areas:
  1. Ulster
Classes:
  1. eulogy mp or
  2. Other mp
Manuscripts:
  1. RIA 475 (24/P/25) L. Cl. Suibhne 16th c.
Motifs:
  1. envoi to inghen Maolmhuire Mheic Suibhne
  2. imagery for patron (craobh eoluis, re lan)
  3. patron’s feasts
  4. poet as patron’s lover
  5. liberality to poets
  6. buanna, mercenary
  7. patron’s house (Rathmullen)
Patron Christian Names:
  1. Domhnall mac Toirdhealbhaigh
Patron Surnames:
  1. MacSuibhne Fanad fl. 1570-d.1619
Meter Vars:
  1. deibhidhe
Poem:

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Toghaim leannán do leith Chuinn

[RIA 475 (24/p/25) (= Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne), 80r, p. 153]

[Deibhidhe, Dán Díreach]


1 Toghaim leannan do leith Cuinn

do breth eolach clair Conaill

re togha sgol cru Cobhthaig[h]

cora clu ’s da comarthaib[h].

2 D[ó] mur leannan tucus toil

buanna riogh fhreime Dalaigh

mo sgeallan gur leiges leam

fa leannan eiges Eireann.

3 Leannán ollam[h] fhoid Bhanbha

ag so cuid da chomhargha

cur na troda is diol dámh

da ghniom dob fada ar imradh.

4 Na biodh éd ar dheaghmnaib de

fan leannan ler luidh meisi

’s nac feis le enfer dob al

ar ndenam leis mur lennan.

5 Leannan comainn do car sinn

Mac Suibhne as [s]e do bhraithfinn

ré lán is céile cubaid[h]

lan [d’]feile is d’ealaghain.

6 Leis mur leannan do luidh me

gan chead d’inghin Maoil Mhuire

na biodh sé uirthe ’na ed

ni mé bud chuirthe a coimed.

7 Mo linn toile ’na linn lain

uaim do righ rátha Maolain

tearc tol dan samail sin

cor ’na haghaidh ni heidir.

8 An toil tucus os aird uaim

niba toil ’na toil dimbuain

do leannan Cleire cru Cuinn

an-nú mur chele comaind.

9 Gnath gac aoinfer da fhaicsin

fios an fhionnmhuir oirdairc-sin

derbaid cliar nac tur tuirsi

triall go dun in Domhnoill-si.

10 Teagh ina linmhuire lucht ciuil

os cruitibh na dtéd dtaighiúir

ni sénta re hucht n-agha

is lucht denta degdana.

11 Teg ina lia trealamh troda

mur raith cloinne Cearmoda

re hucht timchail gac tochair

is lucht imchuir anndochair.

12 Teg on minca diol re daim

longport riogh ratha Maolain

duin tar gac aoinneach do fhoillsigh

mur daoineac in Domnaill-sin.

13 Mac Toirrdhelbaig nar thuill bheim

leannan cléire cru saorNéill

triall ’na cheann ar dhaim ndoilig[h]

nirb fearr traigh re taghoigid [leg. tathaighidh?].

14 Le comdhail a gcuach n-ordha

teagh nac failleach fritholmha

ól caigh do chu[mh]gaidh dhorus

sa raith cumdaigh clarsolus.

15 Craobh eolu[i]s a fhine fein

Mac Suibhne nar thuill toghbeim [leg. toibhéim]

do-chuaid[h] (?) sé ar imradh uadha

an ré imlan ardbhuanna.

16 Rádh gac aoinfir ’s ni me a-mháin

tar eis riogh ratha Maolain

o dháil tséd do daim daoinigh

nar coir éd fá [a] ilmaoinibh.

17 Ag so ar leannan don leith tuaigh

triath Fanad in fhóid fhinnfhuair

mo sgeallán uadha nir fhill

an leannan búana braithim.

18 A leannan cliar crú Dálaig

a-tá oraibh a fagbalaid[h] (?)

tar gac mbengan do cru Cuinn

mur leannan is tú toghaim. T. L.

19 Dol da dermad nir dhligh me

inghean maordha Meic Shuibhne

leantar dhi tar mnáibh Murbaig[h]

goin [leg. goma?] doigh [leg. dáigh?] i d’ollamain [leg. d’ollamhnaibh]

20 Sí ’na leannan do leth Cuinn

ag sgolaib[h] cinéil Chonaill

dob fiú a riar do dhaim doilig[h]

a mian gurbh ail fiagfr- [leg. fhiafraighidh?].