CELT document G402305

Mairg do-bheir grádh leatromach

Maghnus Ó Domhnaill

Edited by Thomas F. O'Rahilly

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  1. Mairg do-bheir grádh leatromach,
    is a thabhairt 'na thuile;
    och! is cunnradh easbhadhach
    nách bí duine mar dhuine.
  2. Tugas, géar chúis ghuasachtach,
    grádh nár bh'oircheas do thabhairt;
    och, fa-ríor! ní fhuarasa,
    gé madh beag, fuath 'na aghaidh.
  3. Oram rugadh d'éigeantas, —
    measa leam a fhios agam!
    anam nó dhó i n-éinphearsain,
    is corp oile gan anam.
  4. Gibé atá ar tí m'anma-sa,
    deacraide dhó a bhuain asam, —
    annamh fear mo mharbhtha-sa,
    i gcorp oile atá m'anam.
  5. Truagh nách fuil a hanam-sa
    mar tá an t-anam-sa agam;
    gidh é a hanam m'anam-sa,
    ní hé m'anam-sa a hanam.
  6.  p.73
  7. Truagh nách fuil an croidhe-se
    mar tá ar gcroidhe-ne dhise;
    gidh é a croidhe ar gcroidhe-ne,
    ní hé mo chroidhe a cridhe.
  8. Truagh nách fuil an corpán-sa
    uirthi tar mhnáibh na Banbha, —
    an stuaigh ríoghdha rosgmhálla,
    ós í atá ag iomchar m'anma.

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Title (uniform): Mairg do-bheir grádh leatromach

Title (firstline): Mairg do-bheir grádh leatromach

Author: Maghnus Ó Domhnaill

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: 680 words

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Date: 2016

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

CELT document ID: G402305

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.
  2. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates, 71. 1. 49.


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

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‘Mairg do-bheir grádh leatromach’ (1926). In: Dánta Grádha‍. Ed. by Thomas F. O’Rahilly. Cork: Cork University Press, pp. 72–73.

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Creation: By a bardic poet; possibly Maghnus Ó Domhnaill; the date range was supplied from the Bardic Poetry Database. 1500–1525

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

Keywords: Magnus Ó Domhnaill; bardic poetry; love

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  1. 2016-06-22: SGML and HTML versions created. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
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  3. 1998: Text captured by scanning. (ed. Students at the CELT project)

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