Bibliography — Classification Index

H 4.1.1: Blathmac

Bergholm (Alexandra): Keening in the poems of Blathmac.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 2–13.
Barrett (Siobhán), Stifter (David): Blathmac’s stanzas 260–303 on Judgement Day.
In Celtica 31 (2019), pp. 19–89.
Presents diplomatic text, normalised critical edition and English translation of the fragmentary material in the last two folios of NLI G 50 (pp. 141-144), omitted in James Carney's 1964 edition of Blathmac’s poems.
Stifter (David): The language of the poems of Blathmac.
In Reassessments on Blathmac’s poems (2015), pp. 47–103.
1. Blathmac son of Cú Brettan: his name, time and place; 2. Carney’s edition; 3. Blathmac and his sources; 4. Metrics; 5. Phonology; 6. Morphology; 7. Lexicon; 8. Syntax; 9. Conclusion.
Boyd (Matthieu): The poems of Blathmac, Son of Cú Brettan, and The dream of the rood.
In SMART 19/2 (Fall, 2012), pp. 49–80.
Lambkin (Brian): The structure of the Blathmac poems.
In StC 20–21 (1985–1986), pp. 67–77.
Discusses the practice of keening in early Ireland as evidenced in the Blathmac poems.
Breatnach (Liam): Legal and societal aspects of the poems of Blathmac.
In Reassessments on Blathmac’s poems (2015), pp. 104–118.
Examines how the Biblical sources underlying the Blathmac poems were adapted to suit early Irish legal and societal institutions, focusing on clientship and sick-maintenance.
Lambkin (Brian): Blathmac’s bithchuíniu: ‘perpetual keening’ and migration.
In Reassessments on Blathmac’s poems (2015), pp. 119–155.
Carey (John): Three notes: 2. cobfolaid.
In Celtica 20 (1988), pp. 125–128.
cobfolaid in the poem, beg. Tair cucum, a Maire boíd, ascribed to Blathmac mac Con Brettan, emended to cobfodail (vn. of con-fodlai), meaning here ‘alloted portion’.
Lambkin (Brian): Blathmac and the Céili Dé: a reappraisal.
In Celtica 23 (1999), pp. 132–154.
Includes some comparison with Félire Óengusso, and some discussion of the significance and meaning of the term céle Dé.
Ó Dochartaigh (Caitriona): Devotional and liturgical themes in the poems of Blathmac.
In Reassessments on Blathmac’s poems (2015), pp. 156–172.
Attempts to identify the Christian literary sources used by Blathmac in the composition of his poems.
Ní Shéaghdha (Nessa): The poems of Blathmhac: the ‘fragmentary quatrains’.
In Celtica 23 (1999), pp. 227–230.
Provides a transcription of the fragmentary quatrains (i.e. nos 260-303) of the poems of Blathmac, contained in NLI MS G 50, not included in James Carney’s edition (The poems of Blathmac, Dublin 1964 [BILL 5593]).