On 25/4/05 07:01, "Neil McLeod" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 1. "Rob soraid an sêt-sa" (p. 55 of the MS; also found
>> in Ériu 6, p. 112
> I see that in Ériu vi he describes this first poem as Middle Irish, and
> feels that it is consistent with having been composed by Mael-Ísu Ua
> Brolcháin. (The latter died in 1086.)
Further to the earlier message about the edition in Rí na nUile, another
later edition with another translation into modern Irish is by Muireann Ní
Bhrolcháin in her Maol Íosa Ó Brolcháin (An Sagart) 1986 where she includes
it in the second section titled "Dánta neamhchinnte" - poems which are not
definitely Mael Ísu's.
She includes only four of these "possibles" and gives the opinion (based on
verbal similarities) in the introduction that "Rob soraid" is the most
probable of the possibles (sorry Neil, not talking of the All-Blacks trial).