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935. Fior mo mholadh ar mhac Domhnaill
Length: short 9qq
Certainty: 3
Period:
  1. 15th mid
  2. 15th ult
Areas:
  1. Scotland
Classes:
  1. eulogy mp
Manuscripts:
  1. Black Book of Clanranald 17th - 18th c.
Prints:
  1. transl. Rel.Celt. ii, 264;Watson Deo-Greine 11,54
Motifs:
  1. imagery for patron (grian, onchu)
  2. nobility of ancestry
  3. hospitality to poets
  4. poet-patron relationship
  5. prowess in war
  6. Highkingship (taking Tara)
  7. Historical Comparison
Patron Christian Names:
  1. [Eoin mac Alasdair ?]
Patron Surnames:
  1. MacDomhnaill (fl. c. 1435-1493)
Meter Vars:
  1. trian rannaigheachta (al. Rann. bec bec)
Poem:

Poem in printable PDF format

Fíor mo mholadh ar mhac Domhnaill


[A. Macbain and Rev. J. Kennedy (eds), Reliquiae Celticae II (Inverness, 1894), p. 264]


Fior mo mholadh ar mhac Domhnaill

cur le gcengluim

cur gac[h] comhlann

croidhe leomhuin

lamh nár tughadh

Guaire Gaoidheal aoinfher Uladh

táth na pobal

rosg le rugadh

cosg na ccogadh

grian na nGaoidheal gnúis í Cholla

fa bhruach banna

luath a longa cuilen confuigh

choisger foghla

croidhe cunnla bile Banbha

tir na tennal

deirg na dheghaidh a bhert bunuidh

techt go Temhair

measgadh Midhe onchu Íle

f reim na feile

tren gac[h] tíre

nior ér aoinfher

no dáimh doiligh craobh fhial oinigh

ó fhiadh nOiligh

nior fhás uime acht rioghna is ríogha

fuighle fíora. Fior mo moladh