Leabhar Gabahála
The Book of the Conquests of Ireland

The Recension of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh
MS. 23K32, RIA
Ed. and Trans. R.A.S. Macalister and Eoin Mac Neill
(Dublin, Hodges, Figgis & Company - 1916).



CHAPTER VII
THE CONQUEST OF THE TUATHA DE DANANN.

OF THE ADVENTURES OF IOBATH, SON OF BEOTHACH. SON OF IARBANEL, SON OF NEIMHEDH AND OF HIS SEED,
FROM THE TIME WHEN THEY LEFT IRELAND AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF CONAINN'S TOWER
TILL THEY RETURNED AS THE TUATHA DE DANANN TO IRELAND, AGAINST THE FIR BOLG.
OF THE NUMBER OF THEIR KINGS, OF THE LENGTH OF THEIR REIGNS, AND OF THEIR DEATHS,
IS RELATED FURTHER, TOGETHER WITH THE GENEALOGY OF SOME OF THEM



From Adam till the Tuatha De Danann took Ireland, 3303

From the Flood till the Tuatha, De Danann came, 1061

90. As for Iobath son of Beothach, son of Iarbanel, son of Neimhedh, after his leaving Ireland with his people after the conquest before described, they settled in the northern islands of Greece. They were there till numerous were their children and their kindreds. They learned druidry and many various arts in the islands where they were, what with fiothnaisecht, amaitecht, coinhliocht, and every sort of gentilism in general, till they were knowing, learned, and very clever in the branches thereof. They were called Tuatha De ; that is, they considered their men of learning to be gods, and their husbandmen non-gods, so much was their power in every art and every druidic occultism besides. Thence came the name, which is Tuatha De, to them.

91. These were the cities where they were being instructed ; Falias, Gorias, Finias, and Murias. They had an instructor of learning in each one of these cities. These are their names ; Morfesa in Falias, Esras in Gorias, Usicias in Finnias, and Semias who was in Muirias. From Failias was brought the Lia Fail, which Lugh had in Temair ; this is what used to scream under every king who took the sovereignty of Ireland, from the time of Lugh Lamfhada to the time of the birth of Christ, and it has never screamed thereafter under any king from that out ; for it was a demon that had entrance into it, and the powers of every idol ceased in the time of the birth of the Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary. From that [Lia] Fail is called Inis Fail, as Cinaeth O Hartacain proves, having said —

The stone on which my heels stand,
from it is named Inis Fail ;
between two strands of a mighty flood,
Ireland altogether is called the Plain of Fal.


From Gorias was brought the spear that Lugh had ; no battle was maintained against him who had it in his hand. From Finias was brought the sword of Nuadha ; none used to escape who was wounded by it. From Muirias was brought the cauldron of the Dagda ; none came from it unsatisfied.

92. After they completed their learning, they went between the Athenians and the Philistines, so that they dwelt between them. Now there arose battles and fightings between those races after that, so that they were malicious and evil disposed one to the other. Many battles were fought between them on both sides, and it is against the Athenians they used to be won, till all their warriors save a little remnant were exhausted. Then the Tuatha De join in friendship with the Athenians, so that they formed through druidry demon-spirits in the bodies of the soldiers of the Athenians who were slain, so that they were fit for battle ; so that they used to encounter them [the Philistines] again. The Philistines thought it immensely astonishing to see the men they used to slay fighting with them the day after. They related that to their druid. Their elder gave them advice, saying, "Take," said he, "pegs of hazel and of quicken to the battle on the morrow ; and if yours be the victory, thrust the pins in the backs of the necks of the men who shall be slain to-morrow ; and if they be demons, heaps of worms will be made of them."

93. They do so. The Philistines are victorious, and they thrust the pegs in the backs of the necks of the warriors they slew, and they were worms on the morrow. Thence the strength of the Athenians is humbled, and the Philistines were powerful. Then they remember their hostility and unfriendliness against the Tuatha De, in the matter of the confederacy they had made with the Athenians against them ; so that this is what they resolved,. to assemble to attack them to revenge their spite against them.

94. When the Tuatha De knew that, they went in flight before the Philistines till they received patrimony and land in Dobar and Iardobar in the north of Scotland. Seven years were they in that place. Nuadha being prince over them. This was the counsel decided by them at the end of that time, to attack Ireland against the Fir Bolg, as they were populous ; for to reach there was theirs by heredity.

95. When they arrived at this resolution, they set out on the sea ; and their adventures thereon are not related till they took harbour in the coast of Ireland ; a Monday in the Calends of May particularly. They bum their boats and ships thereafter, in order that the Fomoraigh should not get them for their service against them ; and further, in order that they themselves should not have them to flee therein from Ireland, if it was against them the Fir Bolg should be victorious. Thereafter they make a great darkness around them, till they reached the mountain of Conmaicne Rein in Connacht without the Fir Bolg perceiving it. Then they demand battle or the kingship of their kinsmen the Fir Bolg.

96. So after that the battle of Magh Tuiredh of Cong was fought in Conmaicne Cuile Toladh of Connacht between them. He who was king of the Fir Bolg then was the Eochaidh son of Erc we have mentioned above. Tailltiu, daughter of Maghmor king of Spain, was wife of that Eochaid ; and Nuadha, son of Eochaidh, son of Eadarlamh, was king over the Tuatha De. They were a long time fighting that battle, so that it was won at last against the Fir Bolg, and the rout was pressed northward, and eleven hundred of them were slaughtered, from Magh Tuiredh till they reached the strand of Eothaile. Edleo, son of Alldae is the first man who fell in Ireland of the Tuatha De, by the hand of Nercon, grandson of Siomon.

97. The Tuatha De were pressing upon the Fir Bolg till they came on king Eochaid, son of Erc, in the place we have mentioned, so that he fell at the hands of the three sons of Neimhedh, son of Badrae, namely, Ceasarb, Luamh, and Luachra. Even the Tuatha De were slain and cut off to a great extent, and they lost their king Nuadha in the joining of the battle, after his arm was hewn from his shoulder. Afterwards Diancecht, the leech, and Creidhne the wright, set on him a silver arm, with vitality in every finger and every joint of it. But Miach, son of Diancecht, lops the silver arm from him after a while, and puts joint to joint, and sinew to sinew, and heals it in thrice nine days ; and Diancecht his father was envious of him. For this cause he used to be called Nuadha "Silverarm."

98. As for Tailltiu, daughter of Maghmor, king of Spain, wife of Eochaidh son of Erc, queen of the Fir Bolg, she wedded Eochaidh the Rough son of Dui the Blind of the Tuatha De ; and Tailltiu comes after the fighting of that battle of Magh Tuiredh to Coill Chuan ; and the wood is cleared at her command, so that it was a clovery plain before the end of a year, and she inhabited it afterwards. And Cian son of Diancecht (Scal the Dumb is another name of that Cian) gave his son, named Lugh, son of Eithne daughter of Balor, to Tailltiu for fosterage. And she desired of her foster and of her friends that from her should be named that place that was cleared by her, and that she should be buried there after her death. After that Tailltiu died in Tailltiu, and was buried ; so that it is her grave which is north-westward from the assembly-place of Tailltiu. Her mourning games used to be performed each year by Lugh and by the kings after him ; a fortnight before Lughnasad, and a fortnight after, they used to be held continually. Lughnasad is the nasad of Lugh : nasad is an assembly or festival in commemoration or memorial of a death.

99. Now the Fir Bolg were all slaughtered in that battle as we have said, save a few ; and those of them who survived fled before the Tuatha De into the outermost isles and islets of the sea, so that they dwelt in them after that.



CHAPTER VIII
OF THE GENEALOGY OF SOME OF THE TUATHA DE

100. The children of Elathan, son of Dealbaoth, son of Néd, son of Iondae, son of Alldae, son of Tai, son of Tabam, son of Enna, son of Baath, son of Iobath, son of Beothach, son of Iarbanel the Prophet, son of Neimhedh, son of Agnoman, were Bres, Elloith, Daghda, Dealbaeth, and Oghma.

101. Ere, Fodla, and Banba, the three daughters of Fiachna, son of Dealbaeth, son of Oghma, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaeth.

102. Fea and Neman, the two daughters of Elcmar of the Brugh, son of Dealbaeth, son of Oghma, son of Elathan ; wives of Néd, son of Iondae, from whom Ailech Néid is named.

103. Badb, Macha, and Moir-Rigan, the three daughters of Dealbaeth, son of Néd, son of Ionda. Ernbas, daughter of Eatarlamh, son of Ordan, son of Iondae, son of Alldae, was mother of all those women. Mor-Riogan had another name, Ana ; from her are named the Paps of Anann in East Luachair. Dona, daughter of Dealbaeth, son of Oghma, son of Ealathan, was mother of Brian, Iucharba, and Iuchar, and they are called the three gods of Dona ; from them are the Tuatha De Danann called ; for Tuatha De was their name till those arrived among them, and Tuatha De Danann was their name afterwards.

104. Goibniu the smith, Luichne the carpenter, Creidhne the wright, Diancecht the leech, were sons of Easarg the Speckled, son of Néd, son of Iondae. Oenghus, that is "the young son," son of the Daghda, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaeth, son of Néd. Lugh, son of Cian, son of Diancecht ; Cridhenbel Bruidhne (that is "his mouth was in his bosom"), and Casmael, the three satirists. Bechaille and Dinann, the two she-lords. Eadan the poetess, daughter of Diancecht, son of Easarg, the Speckled son of Néd. Cairpre, the poet, son of Tuar, son of Tuirell, son of Cat Conaitchenn, son of Ordan, son of Iondae, son of Alldae. Eadan the poetess was mother of that Cairbre. The three sons of Cermad Mirbél, son of Daghda, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaeth, Dermitt, Ermit, and Aedh were their names.

105. Of them spake Eochaid Ua Floind —

1 Ireland with pride, with weapons,
hosts encountered on her old plain ;
westward to sunset they were distributed,
their chiefs of capture around Temair.

2 Thirty years after Genann,
the goblin host took the fertile land ;
against the race of Bolg, a victorious stroke,
was the visit of the Tuatha De Danann.

3 God permitted it, though He drove them,
they landed, with horror, with high deed,
as a cloud of great fighting of spectres,
on the mountain of Conmaicne of Connacht.

4 Of men by lawful right,
was the freeman whose strong seed it was ;
Bethach, of noble warrior origin and nimble,
son of Iarbanel, son of Neimhedh.

5 They did not offer terms or right
about the place of Fail to the sunse ;
there was fire and battle
at last on Magh Tuiredh.

6 The Tuatha De, it was a feat of power,
from the Bolg-race challenged the kingship ;
in their battle with much pride,
there died companies of hundreds of thousands.

7 The sons of Eladan, a beauty of weapons,
against a wolf-man, a spoiling of division,
Bres from the *** land of Banba (?)
Daghda, Delbaeth, and Oghma.

8 Ere, although it should reach a road-boundary,
Banba, Fodla, and Fea,
Nemann of the prophetic divisions, (?)
Donann, mother of the gods.

9 Badb and Macha a store of treasure,
Moir-Riogan a foundation of enchantments,
accomplishments of severe battle,
were the noble daughters of Ernbas.

10 Goibnenn, who was not weak in kindling,
Luichtne the carpenter, the wright Creidne,
Diancecht going roads of great healing,
Mac an Occ, Lugh son of Eithne.

11 Cridenbel Bruinne the famous,
Bechuille, Dinann the shapely,
Casmaol with exact bardism,
Cairbre son of Etan, and Etan.

12 The grandsons of the Daghda, who had three shares,
divided Banba of the conquerors ;
the princes of worthy renown let us describe,
the three sons of Cearmat of Cuala.

13 He utterly destroyed them from their land,
the Son of God, from the smooth, stately royal plain ;
respecting valour, or deeds, or clear division,
so that their seed is not in Ireland.

14 Eochaid, without enchantment of idols,
shaped the distinction of good verses ;
but as for knowledge of the warrior bands of whom we speak,
although we enumerate them we do not worship them.

15 I adore the name of the King who measured you —
publish ye every truth which I relate,
who has spread abroad every storm on which I think,
who formed the pleasant land of Ireland.



CHAPTER IX
OF THE KINGS OF THE TUATHA DÉ DANANN, OF THEIR HISTORY,
OF THE LENGTH OF THEIR REIGNS. AND OF THEIR DEATHS, THIS IS RELATED.

106. BRES, son of Ealathan, son of Ned, son of Ciolcach, son of Plosg, son of Liparn, son of Golam, son of Largadh, son of Mercell, son of Salt Clarach, son of Starn of the Teeth, son of Sipurn, son of Sadal, son of Ucatt, son of Effec, son of Pelest, son of Fedel, son of Cush, son of Cham, son of Noe ; Seven years was he in the kingdom of Ireland till the arm of Nuadha was healed, after it was cut from him in the first battle of Magh Tuiredh as we have related. And in right of his mother. Ere, daughter of Dealbaoth, the Tuath De Danann yielded the kingdom to Bres, so long as the arm of Nuadha was a-healing. Then Bres died in the Carn of Ua Neid when he had drunk the red rota in the form of a great draught ; and he was buried in the Carn, so that from him it was named. It is, however, an opinion of other historians, as is clear in the Dindsenchas of the same carn, that the father of Bres was of the Tuatha De Danann themselves — that is, Bres, son of Elathan, son of Dealbaeth, son of Néd, son of Iondae, son of Tai, son of Tabam, son of Enna, son of Baath, son of Ibath, son of Beothach, son of Iarbanel the Prophet, son of Neimhedh, son of Agnamon, etc. 3310.

107. NUADHA SILVER-ARM, son of Eachtach, son of Eatarlamh, son of Ordan, son of Iondae, son of Alldae, son of Tai, son of Tabarn, son of Enna, son of Baath, son of Ibath, son of Beothach, son of Iarbanel the Prophet, son of Neimhedh ; twenty years was he in the kingdom, till he fell at the hand of Balor of the Mighty Blows, in the battle of Magh Tuiredh of the Fomhoire. 3330.

108. LUGH LAMHFHADA, son of Cian, son of Diancecht, son of Easarg, the speckled, son of Néd, son of Iondae, son of Alldae ; forty years till he fell at the hands of Mac Cuill in Caen-Druim. 3370.

109. EOCHAID OLLATHAIR, whose name was the Daghda, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaeth, son of Néd, son of Iondae ; fourscore years till he died in the Brugh of the deadly darts of the cast that Cethlenn shot at him in the first battle of Magh Turedh. 3450.

110. DEALBAETH, son of Oghma Sun-face, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaeth, son of Néd, son of Iondae ; ten years till he fell by the hand of his own son, namely, Fiacha, son of Dealbaeth. 3460.

111. FIACHA, son of Dealbaeth, son of Oghma ; ten years till he fell by the hand of Eoghan of Inbher. 3470.

112. ERMIT, that is, Mac Cuill, DERMIT, that is Mac Cecht, AEDH, that is Mac Greine, the three sons of Cermatt Mirbél, son of the Daghda, son of Elathan ; thirty years till they fell in the battle of Tailltiu at the hands of the sons of Mil, as is related below. Ethor, Tethor, and Cetheor were three other names of the children of Cermatt. Now Mac Cuill, the hazel was his god, Ethor his name, Banba his wife ; Mac Greine, the sun his god, Cethor his name, Eriu his wife ; Mac Cecht, the ploughshare his god, Tethor his name, Fodla his wife. 3500.

113. Manannan, son of Elloth, son of Elathan, son of Dealbaoth, son of Néd ; Gaer and Oirbsiu are two other names of the same Manannan, and from him is named Loch Oirbsen ; and when his grave was dug it is there the lake burst out, so that from him it is named.

114. Of those it was said —

1 Ethor high got renown,
stem the man ;
Hazel his god, grandson of the Daghda, who was not black.
Banba his wife.

2 Tethor strong, strong in battle,
keen the warrior ;
Fodla his wife, many poems he finished,
the ploughshare he believed.

3 Cethor the curly, fair his complexion,
he was a craftsman ;
Eriu his wife, a generous woman was she,
sun his god.

4 Manannan, son of Lir from the lake,
who stretched the greatest sward ;
Oirbsiu his name, after a hundred battles,
death he met.



CHAPTER X
THE GENEALOGY OF SOME OF THE TUATHA DE DANANN FURTHER

115. Miodhar of Bri Leith, son of Ionda, son of Echtach, son of Eatarlamh, son of Ordan, son of Iondae, son of Alldae. Caicher and Nechtan, the two sons of Namha, son of Eochaid the Rough, son of Dui the Dark, son of Breas, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaoth, son of Néd, son of Iondae, son of Alldae, son of Tai, son of Tabharn. Bodb of the Sid east of Feimhen, son of Eochaid the Rough, son of Dui the Dark, son of Breas, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaeth. Siughmall, son of Cairbre the Crooked, son of Ealcmar, son of Dealbaoth, son of Oghma, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaoith, son of Néd. Aoi, son of Ollamh, son of Oghma, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaeth, son of Néd.

116. The six sons of Dealbaeth, son of Oghma, son of Ealathan, son of Dealbaoth, were Fiachna, Ollamh, Ionda, Brian, Iucharba, and Iuchar. The three last are the three gods of Danu, as we have said. Dealbaeth, whose descendants those are, was called Tuireall.

117. Oenghus, that is, the Young Son (sic), and Aedh the Beautiful, and Cermat Mirbél, the three sons of the Daghda, son of Elathan. The children of Diancecht, son of Easarg the Speckled, are Cu, Cethen, Cen, Miach, Ciach ; Eatan the poetess, mother of Coirbre ; Armed the she-leech ; they are the two daughters of Diancecht. Brigit the poetess, daughter of the Daghda ; hers were Fe and Men, two royal oxen, whence is Femhen ; for that was the place of pasture where they used to be pastured. Uillenn Red-edge, son of Caicher, son of Namha, son of Eochaid the Rough, son of Dui the Dark, by him fell Manannan in the battle of Cuilliu.

118. Boind the daughter of Dealbaeth, son of Oghma, son of Ealathan. Abhcan, son of Biccfealmhas, son of Cu, son of Diancecht, poet of Lugh, son of Ethliu. Én, son of Biccén, son of Starn, son of Edleo, son of Alldae, son of Tai, son of Tabarn, etc.

119. Every secret of art, every subtlety of knowledge, and every diligence of healing that exists, from the Tuatha De Danann had their origin. And although the Faith came, these arts were not driven out, for they are good.

120. Of the kings of the Tuatha De Danann was this said ; Tanaidhe O Maoil-Chonaire composed it —

1 The Tuatha De Danann under mystery,
a people without performance of religion,
whelps of the portion that has withered,
people of the flesh and blood of Adam.

2 Nobles yonder of the strong race,
people of the withered stack,
let us declare, in the time in which we are,
their period and their kingdom.

3 Seven years of Nuadha, noble and slender,
over the troop of tuneful sense,
was the princedom of the man clever, fairhaired,
before their coming to Ireland.

4 On Magh Tuiredh, heavy with doom,
till he left the yoke of battle,
from the pale conqueror of the world
his arm of sovereignty was lopped off.

5 Seven years of Breas, it was not a bright space,
through misery for the poem-abbot ;
in princedom over the plain generous in nuts (?),
till the hand of Nuadha was healed.

6 Nuadha, after that twenty years,
wielded blows on an expedition ;
till Lugh of warlike spearpoints was made king
the many crafted, without growing cold.

7 Forty to Lugh, it was complete,
in the kingdom over the territory of Banba ;
he reached no heavenly naked bed ;
eighty to the Daghda.

8 Ten years to vehement Dealbaoth,
until there came *** man of present course,
without concealment over the edge of rash spears :
ten other to Fiachna.

9 Thirty years, I tell it,
over every great land of Ireland,
in the kingdom over Ireland of the white territory,
were the grandsons of the Daghda skilled in deinseang.

10After that came the sons of Mil,
who arrived for their reddening,
great children of the blithe hero who was boasted,
from Spain without growing cold.

11 Till the active Gaedhil slew them
by the troop through cunning,
it is not fabulous or foolish,
small was the weakness of the Tuatha.

121. Of the deaths of the Tuatha De Danann as Flann Mainistrech composed it —

1 Hear o learned without fault,
if ye desire, that I relate
the deaths with cunning, long ago,
of the choice of the Tuatha De Danann.

2 Edleo, son of Alldae of the cliffs,
the first man of the Tuatha De Danann
who fell in virgin Ireland,
by the hand of Nerchu, grandson of Semeon.

3 Fell Ernbas, high her valour,
Fiacha, Echtach, Edarghal,
Tuirell Biccreo of the steading of Breg,
in the first battle of Magh Tuiredh.

4 Elloth of the valour fell,
the great fierce father of Manannan,
and Donann of perfect combats,
by De Domnann of the Fomhoire.

5 Cethin and Cu died
of horror in Airceltra ;
Cian far from his house they slew —
Brian, Iucharba, and Iuchar.

6 Died of the darts of the bright sun
Coirbre the great, son of Etan ;
Etan died over the water
from sorrow for Cairbre white-head.

7 In Magh Tuiredh it was through battle
fell Nuadha Argetlamh ;
and Macha, after that Samhain,
by the hand of Balor of the Strong Blows.

8 Oghma fell without being weak
before Innech, son of De Domnann ;
Casmaol of the lucky breast was slain
by De Domnann of the Fomnoire.

9 Died of plague penetrating,
Diancecht and Goibniu the smith ;
Luichtne, the carpenter, fell as well
by a strong fiery arrow.

10 Creidhne, the pleasant Wright, was drowned
on the sea-pool of fierce water,
bringing ore of noble gold,
to Ireland from Spain.

11 Breas died in the Carnof Ua Neid
by the treachery of Lugh without full falsehood,
it was then a cause of strife,
of drinking poisonous water in the form of a deep draught.

12 Bechuille and Dinann the faithful,
the two she-lords died,
an evening with druidry at last,
at the hands of tawny air-demons.

13 At the head of the eastern strand there fell,
in the very side of the fort of Oilech,
Iondae the great, son of Dealbaoth the faithful,
before Gann, son of Dair of white fist.

14 Died Fea, who was of lasting fame,
at the end of a month after his slaying,
at the same rath, we remember,
of sorrow for Iondae fairhaired.

15 Boand died, the combative (?)
at the well of noble Nechtan's mound ;
Ainghe, daughter of Daghda, died
of love of Daire of brown Banba.

16 Cairpre died, thou rememberest,
by the hand of Nechtan, son of Namha ;
Nechtan died, the fierce,
at the hand of Siughmall, grandson of noble Midher.

17 Abcan, son of cold Biccfhealbas,
poet of Lugh with store of victory,
fell before Oenghus, without reproach,
in Dair (?) of Midher the splendid.

18 Midher, son of another Iondae,
fell by the hand of Elcmar ;
Elcmar of the battle, fell
by the hand of Oenghus the perfect.

19 Brian, Iucharba, and Iuchar there,
the three gods of the Tuatha De Danann,
died at Man, over the clear sea,
by the hand of Lugh, son of clear Ethniu.

20 Cearmat Mirbel the stately fell
before Lugh of Ethniu the savage ;
in jealousy about his wife, great the manner
after the druid wiled her to him. (?)

21 By the hand of Mac Cecht, without blame,
fell Cian the harper ;
Lugh fell over the wave there,
by Mac Cuill, son of Cearmat.

22 Aedh, son of the Daghda, fell
before fair, valiant Corrcheann ;
without deceit it was a covetous deed,
having gone to his wife in carnal intercourse.

23 Corrcheann from Cruach fell,
the hero savage and fickle,
by the stone which he raised at the strand,
over the grave of Aedh the perfect.

24 Cridinbel the perverse, the crooked, fell,
chief satirist of the Tuatha De Danann,
for the gold that was got in wild Banba
by the hands of Daghda, grandson of Dealbaeth.

25 In coming from cold Alba,
the son of the Daghda, ruddy of countenance,
in the creek of the Boyne on this side,
there it is Oenghus was drowned.

26 The one son of Manannan from the gulf
the first love of the maiden Dibél,
the tender youth fell in the field,
at the hand of Beannan the rash from Breghmagh.

27 Néd, son of Iondae, and his two wives,
Badb and Neman without lie
were slain in Aileach, without fault,
by Neptar the Red of the Fomhoraigh.

28 Fuamnach the inconstant, who was wife of Mider,
Siughmall and Bri without crimes,
in Bri Leith, it was a splendid place,
they were burnt by Manannan.

29 The son of Ealloth of the battle fell,
the wealthy gem Manannan,
in the battle at Cuillenn hard,
by the hand of Uilliu of the red eyebrows.

30 Uilliu with pride fell
before Mac Greine with clear victory ;
the wife of the noble Daghda died
of plague on a slope in Liathdruim.

31 The Daghda died of blood-wounds
in the Brugh, it is no falsehood,
since Cethlenn the woman had wounded him
in the first battle of Magh Tuiredh.

32 Dealbaoth fell with his son
by the hand of Caicher, son of Nama ;
Caicher was killed at the inconstant Boyne
by the hand of Fiachna, son of Dealbaeth.

33 Fiachna and Aoi, the noble, fell
before Eoghan of the Creek the perfect ;
Eoghan of the cold Creek fell
before Eochaid of Knowledge iron-hard.

34 Eochaid of Knowledge fell after that
before Aedh and before Labraidh ;
Labraidh, Oenghus, and Aedh,
[fell] before Cermat the decorous and fair-formed.

35 Ere and Fodla with victory,
Mac Greiniu and Banba with pride,
Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht with war,
in the battle of Tailltiu they fell.

36 Mac Cecht by Eremhon noble ;
Mac Cuill by Emher the perfect ;
Ere here by Suirghe after that ;
Mac Greine by Amergin.

37 Fodla by Etan with pride ;
by Caicher Banba with victory ;
whatever place they may sleep, those are
the deaths of the heroes, hear ye.



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