Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Senchán Torpéistlocked

(fl. 6th–7th cent.)
  • Elva Johnston


Senchán Torpéist (fl. 6th–7th cent.), Gaelic poet, is not commemorated by a contemporary annalistic reference. However, he is associated with Guaire Aidne (d. 663), Uí Fhiachrach king of Connacht, and many historians have imagined that he might have had genuine links with that king's court. Furthermore, it has been argued that an early ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

S. Mac Airt & G. Mac Niocaill, eds., (1983)