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774. Do loite[d] leigis Eirinn $
Length: middling 23qq
Certainty: 5
Period:
  1. 16th ult
  2. 17th early
Areas:
  1. Connacht
Classes:
  1. elegy mp
  2. another ‘poet’
Manuscripts:
  1. TCD 1341 (H.3.20) 15c & 16c. Medical
Motifs:
  1. patron’s intellectual attainments
  2. poets as one of several learned classes
  3. inhabitants exposed by death
  4. general grief
  5. reward in Heaven assured
  6. medical lore
  7. poets companion
Patron Christian Names:
  1. Eoin mac Diarmada
Patron Surnames:
  1. O Callannain
Meter Vars:
  1. deibhidhe
Poem:

Poem in printable PDF format

Do loiteadh leigheas Éireann

[TCD 1341 (H.3.20), 295]

[Deibhidhe, Dán Díreach]


1 Do loite[adh] leigis Eiri[o]nn

truag liom an crioch cneastseimsing

da lot uainn fan uile ní

a Muire is truag nach tuigtí.

2 Ní hí a Dhé as ro measa linna

Eire oileanach aoibinn

acht tír ’na mbi mo bhuna[dh]

do-cim í gan anacal.

3 Siol Anmchaid[h] an aignidh mhir

a lucht fogloma is fisigh

ortha(r) legthar lamh go fír

ni cleachtar ár gan imshníomh.

4 Beg nár loite[adh] úainn uile

ord gaisge[idh] ord (aignedhe) eagnaidhi

ni saoilim nach dubhach dhuit

a thulach aoibinn oirdruic.

5 Lucht biortha na mbhreth molta

lucht ndheilbhthe ndhuan ndhiogachta

ni mhair a Dhe a ndheachmadh sin

ni leanfadh me dhá marbhnaidh.

6 Nir chas [dúinn?] aonch(ei)reim eile

da bhrith a úain ainglídhe

fer ler truagh cor ar gcreid(h)e

go dul úainn dar [leg. don?] bfisige.

7 Lucht is doilge duinn go dul

dar cum Dia ar thuinn thalmhun

lucht cumhdaigh na gcorp ndaonna

ugdair narb olc aontaobha.

8 Rugadh uainn go nuadh a-nois

saoidh leagais (?) lomlan d(o)’eolas

fer gan claoin um cenn (a) chreide

ca saoidh (do) budh fearr d’fisige.

9 Dob iomda maith eile air

ollamh legais fhóid Anmchaid[h]

gan aonalt dar chan ’na corp

nár char daonacht is dioghacht.

10 O aois oigleinib go heug

docuide Criost da coimhéd

míllsi bhreug na mbhan mbhanda

nior char na [leg. ná?] séd saoghalta.

11 Ni has ucht [leg. a hucht?] gurbh e mo sheisi

Eoin mo compain cride-si

tearc ’na dhiaigh a Dhe a shamuil

liaigh mar e ni fhacamar.

12 An ch[e]ist do ligdis leaga

dhiobh do dhioth a tuigsiona

realta eoil dar ghiall an ghaois

a ciall ar Eóin do iardaois.

13 Go ti cenn aite fhad(h)a

tar eis Eoin mic Diarmada

cuis o mbhiam feasta folamh

ceasta na híarr d’fuasgaladh.

14 Níor fhagaib[h] (?) ni feidm folláin

oidhe[idh] Eoinn [sic] Hi Challannáin

do sgéal (?) dearbhtha is cáir creide[i]mh

meanma a bhfaidh na [a] bfisige[ibh].

15 Nir guill doctuir da ndheacaidh

riam go mor ar Maineac[h]aibh(aibh)

go dul d(o)’Eoinn úain a C[h]oim(h)dhe

fa tuar leoin dar legain-ne [leg. leagaidh-ne?].

16 Neach mar Eoin ni dail doilge

do chuir cheille a tteagsoidhe

ar fedh Bhanbha mbhain mbhriothgil

doigh nach tarla a dteoruichthe[ibh].

17 Mairg do-chonnairc a Dhe a dhul

ar bhfisige ar bhfheallsa[mh]s

fer bhogtha cruais gac[h] ceasta

an ghluais mholta is minteaxa.

18 A lucht leigte gac[h] leabha[i]r

leithéd Eóin ar airghiona[ibh]

o Chliath Mail teas go Thoraigh

doigh nach feas go bhfagabh(m)uir.

19 Do bhi re [leg. le?] hEoin a Dhe dhuinn

a ttaobh toirberta is deghruinn [leg. deghrúin?]

mo chuid do legaibh criche [leg. craoi?] Cuinn

cáoi ’na dhegaid[h] dha ndhernainn.

20 Tar mhorain d’[fh]er(f)aibh fhoid Bhregh

in runn [leg. rún] chaoidhce do cheilfedh

ar m(bh)ionn sul ar mbhoigh [leg. bhfáidh] fisigh

duinn do budh áil innisín.

21 Os e is crioch dhó fa dere[dh]

dul d’eug cuis nac[h] ceilfither

grás Dé na ndhúl go bhfhaga

ar rún e ’s ar n-an(a)mchara.

22 Gan dul go dun a Dhé as-teach

Eóin ar cairde ga [leg. dá?] gcurthar

baogal dam-sa a Dhe nimhe

os me is f[h]allsa a n-aitrighe. finis

[The following in different script]

23 Eó taisdill na bhfhu[a]rán bhfhis

sgoith eoil gach ughdair leghis

tig dhá oidhi[dh] sinn gan sedh

doile[igh] linn mar do loiteadh. Do...