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855. Eistidh re Conall calma $
Length: middling 23qq
Certainty: 5
Period:
  1. 12th ult
  2. 13th mid
Areas:
  1. Ulster
Classes:
  1. Historical
Manuscripts:
  1. RIA 479 (23/P/26) Bk Fenagh 1516
  2. Bodl.Rawl. B 514 Betha CC &poems 16c
  3. RIA 1080 (B/iv/2) M. O Cleirigh 1627-8
  4. Book of O’Conor Don c. 1631
  5. NLI G 131 Cucoigcriche O Cleirigh
Prints:
  1. transl. Hennessy & Kelly, Bk Fenagh, 398
Motifs:
  1. envoi to God
  2. imagery for patron
  3. war with Foreigners
  4. reim rioghraidh, regnal list
  5. swearing by chief’s hand ?
  6. list of subject territories
Poet Christian Names:
  1. Giolla Brighde (BOCD, RIA 4, NLI G 167)
Poet Surnames:
  1. MacConmidhe
Apologue Subclasses:
  1. Conall Gulban & conquest of Ulster
Meter Vars:
  1. deibhidhe
Poem:

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Éisdidh re Conall calma


[Text below from Rawlinson B.514, Oxford, Bodleian Library, folio 63r; published in W. M. Hennessy and D. H. Kelly, The Book of Fenagh (1875) 398 ff.]


Slicht an tseinliubair ceadna an duan-sa


1 Eistigh re Conall calma

7 re hEoghan amra

mar do rinneatar an dail

a mullach droma Cruacháin.

2 A-dubairt Eogan gan fhaill

“dena roind duinn a Conaill

Cairbri sluagbuidneac na crech

Enna irghalach.”

3 “Mad mesi roindes na fir

a-derim rit a Eogain

nac fuighe caem cara

roga uaim tar éis randa.”

4 “Do-ber forbann duid-se sin

Eogan at-bert re brathair

“agat ar loss cloidim cuirr

ó Ess Ruaidh go Ross nirghaill.”

5 “Dá cuinge tú orm-sa sin

scailfead ar coinne a Eogain

biaid agam-sa fen rem gus

na triucha do cosnus.”

6 A-dubairt Eogan co ceill

fer reidighte cloinde Neill

“an te le tancamar ar feacht

tabraim-ne dó sennsireacht.”

7 “Do-gen-sa fen roinn daib-si

’s do Cairpri Benne Baiscne

do rogha duid-[s]e don roinn

no annaidhe Enna alainn.”

8 “Leic damh Enna ara óige

a fail mo laimhe ’s mo dóide

ní bia sunn a n-airc rea lá

raib mo spraic-si uasa.”

9 “Oir is let Cairpri de sin

oir is leat Enna amlaid

cein merus damh re nert nga

saithfead ar clannaib Colla.”

10 Nir [leg. Iar?] sin scailid clanna Neill

a coinne Cruachain co leir

go menmnach fa mer a muirn

gac fer dib docum a feruinn.

11 A-dubairt Enna an fer fíal

re Con[all] re ndula siar

“re hucht clann Colla na cath [leg. crech?]

sunna as ail lium imfhuirech.”

12 “Ac a Enna ná cagair

an dail derthi na habuir

erc-se co Doiri na ndamh

feithfed-sa soir go Cruachain.”

13 Gabuidh Enna a nDoiri dil

dun Calgaid inn áithEmain

gabaid Conall cona druing

siar go hEss Ruaidh meic Badhairn.

14 Deisidh Eogan a nOilech

an leoman gan imfhuirech

7 gabaid Cairpri an áigh

siar go Glenn ndirech n[D]allain.

15 Ar fhaicse Ennai da tighib

clann Eogain gan athaighidh

ger mac athar dó ger fell

on lo rainic do Chonall.

16 Cuiris Enna techta siar

go Conull nGulpan nglanfhíal

dá indissin tíar ’na tigh

Eogan air a can aighidh.

17 “Is olc an t-adbar tnutha”

ar Enna a cind a triucha

“beith sa port ’na doigh faghail

a longaib do Danaruib.”

18 “Indiss do mac mo mháthar

mesi ni lacc mo láthar

fáidhedh mar do gell a-mach

no fuirgedh toir anOilech.”

19 Doiri longport Baedain binn

úa Ainmirech meic Con[aill]

reimhe re bliadain gan fheill

ar ngabail rige nErend.

20 Ba longport é d’Aed na ndinn

Doiri calgach na ngeibinn

gor tuit re Colum na cell

ar crabud ’s ar crossfighell.

21 Tri rig a Conull na cath

tainic re Colum craibthec

ass ann (?) tucsat a ngeill

go Doiri n-uass- (?) n-aicmheil.

22 Mé ar comairce an mórCoimded

la brisfidher na sleibte

a llo bratha na trethan

budh lethan lucht a este. E.

23 Cominmain lium ar sin de

Conull Eogan as Cairpri

7 Enna fial ’ma le

ger e deridh a n-este. Eistid. re Conull