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Dallán Forgaill [Dallan] (fl. 597), poet

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/7031

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Dallán Forgaill [Dallan] (fl. 597), poet, mourned the death of St Columba (Colum Cille), founder of the monastic community of Iona, in one of the earliest surviving poems in Irish, the Amra Choluim Chille ('The wonders of Colum Cille'). The patron for whom the poem was composed was probably ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Christianity

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