Saint Dallán, or Forgaill

Life
fl.600; Irish saint, and chief of Irish bards in Imtheacht na Tromdáimhe [Proceedings of Great Bardic Assemby], and supposed to inaugurated bards’ extortion of hospitality from Guaire, king of Connacht, and was killed as a result; avenged by his successor, Senchán Torpéist; poetry edited by T. O’Beirne Crowe, as The Amra Choluim Chilli (Dublin 1871), and Whitley Stokes, ‘The Bodleian Amra Chomluimb Chille’, Revue Celtique XX 1899, XXI, 1900; also Irish Minstrelsy, James Hardiman, ed. (Dublin 1831), trans. of odes to Aodh Mac Duach; Panegyric verse on Columba, Bishop [?]Saan, and Abbot Conall Coel; d. Connacht. ODNB DIW OCIL

 

Works
Vernam E. Hull, [ed.,] ‘Amra Choluim Chille’ in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie (q.d.), xxviii, 242pp.

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Criticism
Caerwyn Williams & Máirín ní Mhuiríosa, Traidisiún Liteartha na nGael (1979), ‘Saothrú na Gaeilge in Éirinn’ [chap. outling the origins of Irish writing in a clerical context].

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