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Flann Mainistrechlocked

(d. 1056)
  • John Carey

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Flann Mainistrech (d. 1056), poet and historian, was lector (fer léigind) in the monastery of Monasterboice (Louth), Ireland: his epithet, meaning ‘of Mainistir’, is itself a reference to Monasterboice or Mainistir Buite. His father, Echthigern mac Óengusso, apparently held the same office, for in one of his earlier poems ...

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S. Mac Airt & G. Mac Niocaill, eds., (1983)
J. O'Donovan, ed. and trans., , 7 vols. (1848–51); 2nd edn (1856); 3rd edn (1990)
Irish Texts Society