CELT document G402292

Soraidh slán don oidhche a-réir

Niall Mór Mac Muireadhaigh

Edited by Thomas F. O'Rahilly

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  1. Soraidh slán don oidhche a-réir,
    fada géar ag dul ar gcúl;
    dá ndáiltí mo chur i gcroich,
    is truagh nách í a-nocht a tús.
  2. Atáid dias is tigh-se a-nocht
    ar nách ceileann rosg a rún;
    gion go bhfuilid béal re béal,
    is géar géar silleadh a súl.
  3. Tocht an ní chuireas an chiall
    ar shilleadh siubhlach na súl;
    cá feirrde an tocht do-ní an béal
    sgéal do-ní an rosg ar a rún?
  4. Uch, ní léigid lucht na mbréag
    smid tar mo bhéal, a rosg mall;
    tuig an ní(-se) adeir mo shúil,
    agus tú insan chúil úd thall;
  5.  p.52
  6. "Cuinnibh dhúinn an oidhche a-nocht,
    truagh gan sinn mar so go brách;
    ná léig an mhaidean is-teach,
    éirigh 's cuir a-mach an lá!"
  7. Uch, a Mhuire, a bhuime sheang,
    ós tú is ceann ar gach cléir,
    tárthaigh agus gabh mo lámh, —
    soraidh slán don oidhche a-réir!

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Title (uniform): Soraidh slán don oidhche a-réir

Title (firstline): Soraidh slán don oidhche a-réir

Author: Niall Mór Mac Muireadhaigh

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: 687 words

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Date: 2015

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

CELT document ID: G402292

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 (index).
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy MS 5 (olim 23 D 4) 17th century Munster.
  3. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland Adv 72/1/36 E. Mac Gilleoin 1690.
  4. Red Book of Clanranald C&N Mac Mhuir. 17-18th century.
  5. Maynooth, Russell Library, C87b O'Curry incl. transcript of RIA 5.


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

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‘Soraidh slán don oidhche a-réir’ (1926). In: Dánta Grádha‍. Ed. by Thomas F. O’Rahilly. Cork: Cork University Press, pp. 51–52.

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  title 	 = {Soraidh slán don oidhche a-réir},
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Creation: By the bardic poet Niall Mór Mac Muireadhaigh. 1575–1600

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Keywords: bardic; poetry; love; forbidden love

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  1. 2015-06-03: 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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