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Acallamh na Senórach I (Author: Unknown)

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1685c] Is annsin do-riacht a chorn dála gu righ Eirenn, & tuc
1685d] a láimh in macaeimh é. As annsin adubairt Érenn: Taíi,
1685e] a fhiru Érenn! & ro táietar ríghrad co tái tostadach fria guth
1686] in uasail & in ard-righ .i. Cuind
. Ocus do fiarfaig
1687] iarsin cuich in macaemh? ‘As misi Finn mac Cumaill’, ar an
1688] macaem, ‘mac don óclach oca m-bái rígi na Fénne annallana, &
1689] tánac do dhénum mu mhuinnterais rit-sa, a Eirenn.’ ‘Mac
1690] carut & fir grádha thu, a mhacaeim’, (ar Conn). Ocus do éirigh
1691] in macaem & do-rinne a cora(igecht & a mhuinteras fri) rígh
1692] Eirenn
, & gabus Conn ar leth-láim h-é {folio 170b2}, & tic ar
1693] gualainn Airt meic Cuinn, & do gabsat ag ól & ag áibnes re
1694] h-edh is re h-athaid.

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1695] Is annsin ad-racht Eirenn re beinn m-bláth-cháin m-buabhaill
1696] do bhí 'na láim, & adubairt: ‘Da bh-fhaghainn aguibh, a
1697] fhira Eirenn, nech do choimétfaidh Temair gu tráth éirghi do
1698] ló amárach gan a loscad d' Aillén mac Midhna do-bhérainn a
1699] dhúthchus do, gémad beg, gémad mór h-é.’ Do éistetar immorro
1700] fir Eirenn co tái tostadhach ris-sin, uair no choidelduis mná co
1701] n-idhnaib & laeich letairthe risin ceol sírrechtach sídhi & risin
1702] n-gothán n-glésta n-guithbinn do chanad in fer
1703] soinemail sídhi no loiscedh Temair gacha bliadna.

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1704] Is annsin do eirig Finn & adubairt re rígh Eirenn: ‘Créd
1705] bus cuir & bus tennta dam-sa tar do cheann im a chomhall-sin?’
1706] ‘Cóicedaig Eirenn’, ar Conn, ‘ocus Cithruadh mac Fir Cóecat
1707] cona dráithib.’ Ocus tugaid uili isin coraighecht,
1708] & gabus Finn do láim Temair cona turrscar do coimét gu trath
1709] éirghi arnamhárach. Ocus do bhí óclach grádha do Chumhall
1710] a comhuidecht rígh Eirenn .i. Fiacha mac Conga.

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1711] ‘Maith a mhacaeim’, ar Fiacha: ‘cá luaighidhecht do-bértha
1712] dam-sa da fagainn sleg neimhnech áith uillend-glas
1713] duit, & nír' dibraicedh urchar n-imraill dhi.’ ‘Gá luagh chuingi
1714] oram?’ ar Finn. ‘Gid beg mór do rath ghéba do lámh dheas

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1715] a trian dam-sa & trian do chocair & do chomairli.’ ‘Raghaidh
1716] dhuit’, ar Finn, & do naidm air fo a bréithir. As ann do ráidh
1717] Fiacha: ‘Mar at-cluinfe in ceol sirrechtach síde & an
1718] timpan téit-bhinn & an fedán fogur-binn, ben a cumhdach do
1719] chenn na cráisighi, & tabuir redt' édan nó re ball eli dot ballaib,
1720] & ni léicfe gráin na sleigi neme codlad fort.’

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1721] Is annsin do éirig Find i fiadhnaisi fher n-Eirenn do
1722] choimét Temrach, & tuc Fiacha mac Congha sciath & sleg dhó
1723] gan fhis do Mhacuibh Morna ná do neoch eli dá raibe a tigh
1724] Themra, & táinic roime mar sin i timcheall na Temra, & nír'
1725] chian dó gu cuala in ceol sirrechtach, & tuc slinn na sleigi &
1726] a forgraín {SG 132}re a édan, & gabhaidh Aillén ac seinm a thimpain
1727] {folio 171a1} no gur' chuir cách 'na codlad mar do chleacht, & léicidh
1728] iarsin a chairce teined asa bheol do loscad na Temhrach, & do-condaicc
1729] Find sin,
& chuireas Find in brat corcra corrtharach
1730] búi ime a n-agaidh in cairce, & tuitit anuas asin aier, co ruc cairche
1731] in brat ceithir-fhillti sé láma fichet a talmain. Conadh Ard na
1732] Teinedh
ainm in aird, & conidh Glenn an Brait ainm an ghleanna.

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1733] Mar do rathaigh Aillén mac Midhna a dráidhecht do
1734] mhilled uime, tainic tar a ais d' innsaigid Sídha Findachaid &
1735] gu mullach Sléibi Fuait. Ocus leanus Find h-é co Carn Finnachaid,
1736] & mar do bhí Aillén ac dul tar dorus in t-sídha anunn
1737] tucFind mér a suaineamh na sleigi, & tuc urchar ádhmhar urmaisnech,
1738] co tarla a mullach a droma a n-Aillén, gur' chuir a chraidhi 'na
1739] lia dub-fhola tar a bhél. Ocus ros-díchenn Find h-é, & tuc in cenn
1740] for cúla co Temraig, & do chuir ar cuailli bhadhbhdha, & do bhí
1741] ann co h-éirgi gréine ós airdibh & ós innberaibh an talman.

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1742] Táinic iarum a máthair co h-Aillén, & tuc treas ar thoirrsi,
1743] & do-chuaidh d' iarraid leagha dhó.
    1. 1744] Toir-che a bainn-liaigh Amharrtha
      do gaet Aillén mac Midhna
      1745] do shleigh Fiacha meic Conga
      don brat bodhbdha, don birgha.
    2. 1746] Uchán ad-rochair Aillén
      táncatar a tri tonna,
      1747] atá sunn fuil a chraidhi
      maraen is smir a dhroma.
    3. 1748] Uchan ad-rochair Aillén
      sídhaidi Benne Boirche,
      1749] anois tairnic a mhaill-néill
      a Boirche a bainn-liaigh toir-che.
    4. 1750] Uch ba suairc
      Aillén mac Midhna a Sléib Fuait,
      1751] cuma nái ro loisc Temair
      ar gach n-ard-blaid ba h-í a chuairt.

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1752] Is andsin do éirghetar fir Eirenn uili um a rígh ar
1753] faithchi na Temhrach airm a m-búi Find. ‘At-chí sin, a ri’, ar
1754] Find, ‘cenn an fir do loisced Temair, & a fheadán & a thimpan
1755] & a chairchi ciuil, & dar leam ro saeradh Temair cona turrscar.’

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1756] Is andsin do línadh láthair leo, & do cruthaigedh comhairli,
1757] & as í comairle do crichnaiged acu, rígh-fhéinnidhecht Eirenn
1758] do tabairt d' Find. ‘Maith, a anam, a Ghuill mheic Morna’, ar
1759] Conn Cétchathach, ‘(do ro)gha duit, Eire d' fhacbáil nó do lámh
1760] do thabairt i láim Find.’ ‘(Dar mu b)réithir’, ar Goll, ‘as í mu
1761] lámh do-bér i láim Find.’

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1762] Is ann(sin tainic) a nert isin sén & isin soladh, & do
1763] éirghetar (trí catha na) Fénne, & tucsat a lámha a láim Fhind,
1764] {folio 171a2} & tuc Goll mac Morna rompa comad lugaiti an náire le
1765] neach ele don Fhéinn a tabuirt. Ocus do bhí Find isin ríghi-
1766] sin, ar Cáilte, ‘no gu bh-fuair bás & aidhed a n-Aill in Bruic
1767] a Luachair {SG 133} Degadh. Ocus an t-sleg do-beiri-se and laim-si, a
1768] Ilbric, as di do-rónad an gním sochair sin d' Eirinn, & as lé fuair
1769] Finn gach rath riamh, & ‘Birgha ainm bunaid na sleigi.’ ‘Coimhét
1770] acut in t-sleg, a Cáilti’, ar Ilbrec, gu finnam in ticfa Lir Sidhi
1771] Findachaid
cona braithrib,
do díghailt a e(oin) orainn.’