Cóir Connacht ar chath Laighean

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Cóir Connacht ar chath Laighean ("Justice of Connacht on the battle of Leinster") 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.'[according to whom?]

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.