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352. Brian O Ruairc mo rogha leannan $
Length: short 3qq
Certainty: 5
Period:
  1. 16th mid
  2. 16th ult
  3. 17th early
Areas:
  1. Connacht
Classes:
  1. eulogy mp
Manuscripts:
  1. Book of O’Conor Don 1631
Prints:
  1. text Knott Ir. Syll. Poetry, p. 23
Motifs:
  1. imagery to describe patron
  2. qualities of patron’s character
  3. poet as patron’s spouse or lover
  4. prophecies of a ruler
  5. High-kingship of Ireland
  6. Historical comparisons
Poet Christian Names:
  1. Fearghal Og BOCD
Poet Surnames:
  1. Mac an Bhaird
Patron Christian Names:
  1. Brian
Patron Surnames:
  1. O Ruairc
Meter Vars:
  1. seadhna
Poem:

Poem in printable PDF format

Brian Ó Ruairc mo rogha leannán


[Eleanor Knott, An introduction to Irish syllabic poetry of the period 1200-1600, second edition, Dublin 1974, 23]


Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird .cc.


1 Brian Ó Ruairc mo rogha leannán

lór a bhuga ag bronnadh séad;

‘s is lór a chruas i gcrú chaoilshleagh,

an cnú do chnuas Ghaoidheal nGréag.


2 Murchadh mhac Briain, bradán Sionna

samhail Í Ruairc ó Ráith Té;

nó Niall Caille, nár éar aoinfhear,

déar aille na n-aoigheadh é.


Rí Calraighe na gcreach líonmhar,

budh leis Teamhair, treabh na Niall;

béal Bearchán do bhí dhá labhra -

budh rí ar seanchlár Banbha Brian. Brian