CELT document G402268

I mbrat an bhrollaigh ghil-se

Fearchar Ó Maoilchiaráin

Edited by Thomas F. O'Rahilly

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  1. I mbrat an bhrollaigh ghil-se
    ní bhiadh an dealg droighin-se,
    dá mbeith, a Mhór bhéildearg bhinn,
    an éindealg d'ór i nÉirinn.
  2. San mbrat-sa níor chóir do chur
    acht dealg d'fhionndruine uasal,
    nó dealg iongantach d'ór cheard,
    a Mhór bhionnfhoclach bhéildearg.
  3. A fholt lag ar lí an ómra,
    a chur id bhrat bhreacórdha,
    a stuaigh chobhsaidh nár chealg fear,
    níor chosmhail dealg don droighean.
  4. Níor churtha, a chnú mo chroidhe,
    id bhrat eangach iolbhuidhe,
    a ghruaidh dhearg do-ghéabhadh geall,
    acht dealg do-ghéanadh Gaibhneann.
  5. A ghruadh chorcra do char mé,
    gan dealg óir acht an uair-se
    ar feadh na huaire, a ghlac ghlan,
    do bhrat uaine do b'annamh.

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Title (uniform): I mbrat an bhrollaigh ghil-se

Title (firstline): I mbrat an bhrollaigh ghil-se

Author: Fearchar Ó Maoilchiaráin

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: 647 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: G402268

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. Brussels, Bibl. Royale MS 6131-33, 17th century.
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy MS 629 (olim 23 A 45) written by M. Mac Gormain 1745.
  3. Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G433 mid 18th century fragments.
  4. London, British Library MS 127, written by M. O Gorman 1775.
  5. London, British Library MS 161, written by L O Tarann et al. 1778-.


  • 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. 18.

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  title 	 = {Beag linn ar mbeannacht don mbás},
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Creation: By the bardic poet Fearchar Ó Maoilchiaráin. This poem has not been dated. 1200–1625

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

Keywords: bardic; poetry; love; mythical allusion

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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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