Giolla Caoimhghin

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Giolla Caoimhghin, who died in 1072, was the most celebrated Celtic poet and historian of his time. Copies of some of his pieces are preserved in the Book of Ballymote and Book of Leacan and form the basis for the Irish chronology of many after writers. His Irish version of the Historia Britonum of Nennius was edited by Dr. Todd, with an English translation and notes, for the Irish Archaeological Society, in 1848.

Sources

253a. Nennius, Irish Version of the Historia Britonum: Edited by Rev. James H. Todd, D.D. (I. A. S.) Dublin, 1848.

339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

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