CELT document G402272

'Sí mo ghrádh


Edited by Thomas F. O'Rahilly

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  1. 'Sí mo ghrádh,
    an bhean is mó bhíos dom chrádh;
    annsa í óm dhéanamh tinn
    ná an bhean do-ghéanadh sinn slán.
  2. 'Sí mo shearc
    bean nár fhágaibh ionnam neart,
    bean nách léigfeadh im dhiaidh och,
    bean nách cuirfeadh cloch im leacht.
  3.  p.26
  4. 'Sí mo stór
    bean an ruisg uaine mar phór,
    bean nách cuirfeadh lámh fám chionn,
    bean nách luighfeadh liom ar ór.
  5. 'Sí mo rún
    bean nách innseann éinní dhún,
    bean nách cloiseann ní fán ngréin,
    bean nách déin (orm) silleadh súl.
  6. Mór mo chás,
    iongna a fhad go bhfaghaim bás;
    an bhean nách tiubhradh taobh liom,
    dar mo mhionn, isí mo ghrádh.

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Title (uniform): 'Sí mo ghrádh

Title (firstline): 'Sí mo ghrádh

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: 578 words

Publication statement

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: G402272

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

  • to be added at a later stage.


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

The edition used in the digital edition

‘’Sí mo ghrádh’ (1926). In: Dánta Grádha‍. Ed. by Thomas F. O’Rahilly. Cork: Cork University Press, pp. 25–26.

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  editor 	 = {Thomas F. O'Rahilly},
  title 	 = {'Sí mo ghrádh},
  booktitle 	 = {Dánta Grádha},
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  address 	 = {Cork},
  publisher 	 = {Cork University Press},
  date 	 = {1926},
  pages 	 = {25–26}


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Creation: By an unknown 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

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  1. 2015-06-02: 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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