Cóir Connacht ar chath Laighean

Cóir Connacht ar chath Laighean is a fourteenth-century Irish poem.[1][2]

It is an address to Aedh Ó Conchobair, King of Connacht (d. 1309 and is thought to be "the earliest extant bardic poem containing an 'arming the hero' sequence with reference to the new Norman style of arms.'

It is of a piece with An sluagh sidhe so i nEamhuin?, composed nearly four hundred years later.


  1. P Harbison (1976) 'native irish arms and armour in medieval Gaelic literature, 1170-1600', The Irish Sword 12, 173-99
  2. Katherine Simms (1990) "Images of Warfare in Bardic Poetry", Celtica 21.

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