Marion Gunn wrote:
> "Eisirt" is known amongst Modern Irish speakers, most particularly
> as the name of to the hero of a book of the same name, so many
> people brought up here would learn its meaning from parent or
> teacher and the story the book tells is an illustration of what it
> means to be an eisirt.
You mean of course _Eisirt_ by Peadar Ó Laoghaire, which he based on
the 13th century version of the old tale "Echtra Fergusa maic Léite".
Eisirt is the court poet of Iubdán, king of the lúchorpáin, in this
fantastic version of the older tale. Is there anything particular in
Ó Laoghaire's book, which I have never read, that links the name
Eisirt to the Old Irish term "esirt"?