Torna

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Torna was an Irish poet who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries. He fostered Niall of the Nine Hostages. O'Curry gives an interesting account of such of Torna's poems as have come down to our day (amongst the most valuable being one enumerating the great men interred at Cruachan (now Rathcroghan), County of Roscommon, and thus concludes his notice: "There is no reason to think, as O'Flaherty does, that he did not survive King Dathi, who died in 428, nor that he had embraced the faith before writing this poem."

Sources

261. O'Curry, Eugene: Ancient Irish Manners and Customs: Edited by W. K. Sullivan, Ph.D. 3 vols. London, 1873.

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