CELT document G402267

A bhean fuair an falachán


Edited by Thomas F. O'Rahilly

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  1. A bhean fuair an falachán,
    do-chiú ar fud do chiabh snáithmhín
    ní as a bhfuighthear achmhasán
    d'fholt Absolóin mhic Dháivídh.
  2. Atá ar do chéibh chleachtsholais
    ealta chuach i gceas naoidhean;
    ní labhraid an ealta-soin,
    's do bhuaidhir sí gach aoinfhear.
  3. Do bharr fáinneach fionnfhada
    roichidh fád rosgaibh áille,
    na ruisg corra criostalta
    go mbíd 'na gclochaibh fáinne.
  4. Maise nua do thógbhais-se,
    gibé tír as a dtáinig, —
    do lámh gan idh órdaighthe
    is céad fáinne fád bhráighid.
  5. Do chas an cúl tláthbhuidhe
    timcheall an mhuinéil dírigh:
    iomdha idh fón mbrághaid-sin, —
    is brágha í dá-ríribh!

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Title (uniform): A bhean fuair an falachán

Title (firstline): A bhean fuair an falachán

Author: unknown

Editor: Thomas F. O'Rahilly

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Electronic edition compiled by: Beatrix Färber

Funded by: University College Cork, School of History

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1. First draft.

Extent: 624 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: 2015

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

CELT document ID: G402267

Availability: Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only. The text is reproduced with the kind permission of the estate of Thomas F. O'Rahilly.

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Manuscript sources

  1. Castlerea (Co. Roscommon), Clonalis House, Book of the O'Conor Don, 1631.
  2. London, British Library, Add. 40,766; Fermanagh, late 17th century.
  3. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1381 (olim H 5 9) written by Toird. Ó Reilly 1684.
  4. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1419 (olim H 6 15) written by M. Newby 1714-15.


  • Thomas F. O'Rahilly, Dánta Grádha: an anthology of Irish love poetry (A.D.1350-1750), second edition (Cork 1926).

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‘Beag linn ar mbeannacht don mbás’ (1926). In: Dánta Grádha‍. Ed. by Thomas F. O’Rahilly. Cork: Cork University Press, p. 17.

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  title 	 = {Beag linn ar mbeannacht don mbás},
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  address 	 = {Cork},
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  date 	 = {1926},
  pages 	 = {17}


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Creation: By an Irish unidentified bardic poet. This poem has not been dated. 1200–1625

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  • The text is in Classical Modern Irish. (ga)

Keywords: bardic; poetry; love; hair; Biblical allusions

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  1. 2015-05-11: Header created; file proofed (1) and encoded, parsed and validated, SGML and HTML versions created. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 1998: Text captured by scanning. (ed. Students at the CELT project)

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