CELT document G400043

M'airiuclán hi Túaim Inbir

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    M'airiuclán hi Túaim Inbir

    My little oratory

    Suibne Geilt:

  1. M' airiuclán h-i Túaim Inbir barr edin
    nī lántechdais be sēstu —
    cona rētglannaib a réir
    cona gréin, cona ēscu.
  2. Gobbān du-rigni in sin
    (co n-ēcestar dūib a stoir);
    mu chridecān, Dīa du nim,
    is hé tugatōir rod-toig.
  3. Tech innā fera flechod,
    maigen 'nā áigder rindi;
    soilsidir bid hi lugburt
    os ē cen udnucht n-imbi.

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Title (uniform): M'airiuclán hi Túaim Inbir

Title (translation, English Translation): My Little Oratory

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Electronic edition compiled by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by: University College, Cork and Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.

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2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Extent: 818 words

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Publisher: CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork

Address: College Road, Cork, Ireland— http://www.ucc.ie/celt

Date: 1996

Date: 2010

Distributor: CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.

CELT document ID: G400043

Availability: The hard copy on which the present electronic edition is based is copyright by Oxford University Press, and is here used by kind permission of the publishers.

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Manuscript sources

  • Unterdrauberg, Carinthia, Codex Sancti Pauli.


  1. J. G. O'Keeffe, Buile Shuibne (London 1913; Dublin 1932).
  2. Whitley Stokes, Goidelica. 2nd ed. (London 1872) 177.
  3. Whitley Stokes, John Strachan, Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus, vol. 2 (Cambridge 1903) 294.
  4. Ernst Windisch, Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch (Leipzig 1880).
  5. Heinrich Zimmer, Glossae Hibernicae (Berlin 1881) 268.


  • J. G. O'Keeffe, Buile Shuibne (London 1913).

Sources, comment on the text, and secondary literature

  1. J. Carney, "Suibne Geilt" and "The Children of Lir", Éigse 6 pt. 1 (1950) 83–110.
  2. K. Jackson, The Motive of the Threefold Death in the Story of Suibne Geilt, Féil-sgríbhinn Eóin Mhic Néill (1940) 535 sq.
  3. K. Jackson, A Further Note on Suibhne Geilt and Merlin, Éigse 7 (1953) 112 sq.
  4. K. Jackson, Studies in early Celtic nature poetry (Cambridge 1935) 122–123.

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‘My Little Oratory’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 112.

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  title 	 = {My Little Oratory},
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  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
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  publisher 	 = {Clarendon Press},
  date 	 = {1956},
  pages 	 = {112}


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Creation: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria c.775–825

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  • The text is in Old Irish. (ga)
  • The subtitle is in English. (en)

Keywords: poetry; medieval; Suibne; Geilt

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  7. 1996-02-05: Creation and insertion of TEI Header for the anthology; revision of structural mark-up. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)
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  12. 1994: Proofing and correction of edition. (ed. Patricia Kelly)
  13. 1993: Data capture completed. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)

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