Giolla Críost Brúilingeach

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Giolla Críost Brúilingeach (fl. 1440[1]) was a noted Scottish harper and poets. He was mentioned in the Book of the Dean of Lismore,[1] which possibly identifies him with Leim of Gigha,[1][2] and with the MacBhreatnaigh (Galbraiths) of that island.[1][2]

His poetry includes Scottish and Irish subjects, including one to Conochobar Óg MacDiarmada of Moylurg (1458), a chief in Connacht, requesting a new harp as a fee.[1]


  • McLeod, Wilson - Divided Gaels
  • Thomson, Derick (ed.) The Companion to Gaelic Scotland Gairm publications (Glasgow) 1994 ISBN 1-871901-31-6
  • Watson, Roderick (1995) The Poetry of Scotland: Gaelic, Scots and English, 1380-1980
  1. ^ a b c d e Thomson (1994). p116 Giolla Críost Brúilingeach Entry written by Derick S. Thomson
  2. ^ a b Thomson (1994). p117 Harpers Entry written by Derick S. Thomson and Colm O Baoill