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26. A chinn Diarmada Ui Chairbre $
Length: short (7qq)
Certainty: 1
Period:
  1. 15th ult
Areas:
  1. Scotland
Classes:
  1. elegy mp
Manuscripts:
  1. NLS Adv.72/1/37 Bk of Dean of Lismore
Prints:
  1. transl. (Watson, SV, no. xii)
Motifs:
  1. Envoi to ‘saint’ (God)
  2. Patron’s generosity to poets
  3. execution of criminals
Poet Christian Names:
  1. (The Dean of Knoydart) Bk Dean
Poet Surnames:
  1. title only
Patron Christian Names:
  1. Aonghus (mac Eoin Iarla Ros)
Patron Surnames:
  1. MacDomhnaill (na hAlban)
Meter Vars:
  1. RannBheag
Poem:

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A chinn Diarmaid Uí Chairbre


[Watson, W. J. Scottish Verse from the Book of the Dean of Lismore (Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, Volume 1, Edinburgh 1937), poem 12, p. 96]


A ughdar so Deadhan Chnóideoirt


1 A chinn Diarmaid Uí Chairbre,

giodh lór th’airgne agus t’uaille,

cha mhór liom méad do dhocra

gé ’taoi i gcrochadh ré cuaille.


2 Cha truagh liom fád ghruaig ghreannaigh,

ná gaoith ghleannaigh dá gairbhe,

cha truagh liom gad id ghiallaibh,

a chinn Diarmaid Uí Chairbre.


3 Mairg do smuain do bhéim brághad

nach badh námha do chairdis;

och is mairg nár thill t’iachtaigh,

a chinn Diarmaid Uí Chairbre.


4 Do milleadh leat rí Íle,

fear imirt fhíona is airgid,

’gá dtá an trilis úr iarnaidh,

a chinn Diarmaid Uí Chairbre.


5 Rí Íle na gcorn gcomhóil,

do chuir onóir ar chairdibh;

mairg do chréacht a chneas niamhgheal,

a chinn Diarmaid Uí Chairbre.


6 Ionmhain liom a bhas mhórdha,

nár dhoichleach óir ná airgid,

’s lérbh annsa fleadh is fiadhach,

a chinn Diarmaid Uí Chairbre.


7 Iarraim ar rígh na n-a[b]stal,

an tí fhasgas le [...],

dá fhurtacht feasda ó phianaibh,

a chinn Diarmaid Uí Chairbre. A chinn Diarmaid