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Acallamh na Senórach I (Author: Unknown)

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3871] ‘Caide ainm ind achaid-sea, a Chailti?’ ar Pátraic. ‘Gort
3872] ind Fhostáid
ainm in guirt-seo’, ar Cailte. ‘Cred in fostod?’ ar
3873] Pátraic. ‘Óclach d' Fhind tarmairt imtecht uad ar bithin a thuarastail,
3874] uair fata leis co rainic do .i. Druimderg Dana mac
3875] Duib Dechelt do Connachtaib inso, & tangadur tri catha na
3876] Féinne da fhastud, & nir' thairis accu, & do-riacht Find da
3877] fastud, uair badur búada ara fhastud óclaíg{folio 130b2} & bá dona
3878] buadaib-sin, acht co n-dernad Find tri raind dó comad t-shidach
3879] é ina degaid.’ Ocus adubairt Find:{SG page 180}
    1. 3880] Tú sin, a Druimdeirg Dana
      a urdeirg na h-urbagha,
      3881] gé thís uaim aniu co m-blad
      is cetlud duit ceilebrad.
    2. 3882] Do-ratus duit ic Raith Chró
      tri coecta uingi a n-aen-ló,
      3883] lán mo chuaich a Carn Ruide
      d' airget ocus d' ór buide.
    3. 3884] IN cumain let ic Raith n-Ái
      da fuaramar in da mnái,
      3885] ocus aduadmar na cno
      missi ann ocus tusso.
      3886]

      Tú sin.

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3887] IS ann sin do eirgedur in sluag uili assa h-aithle-sin co
3888] Ros na h-Echraide, risa n-abar Ailfind isin tan-so, & is uime

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3889] aderthai Ros na Echraidi ris .i. in tan no bídis cuicedaig Eirenn
3890] ic ól i Cruachain is ann do bidis a n-echradha a lúb-gortaib
3891] gabala. ‘Ad-ráe buaid & bennacht,’ a Cailti, ar Pátraic, ‘as
3892] mor in fis & in t-eolus-sin acut.’

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3893] Ni cian ro badur ann co facadur ind aen-mnai da n-indsaighid,
3894] & brat úaine uimpi, & leine don t- shlemen-shíd buidhe fria
3895] cnes, & niam-lann d' ór buidhe réna h- édan. ‘Canas tangais, a
3896] m'anam?’, ar Cailte. ‘A h-Uaim Chruachan’, ar inn ingen. ‘Ocus
3897] cia thusa, a m' anum?’ ar Cailte. ‘Scothniam ingen Buidb
3898] Deirg meic in Daghda missi’, ar sí. ‘Cid rot-imluaid
3899] & rot-aistrig ille?’ ar Cailte. ‘Iss ed rom-imluaid,’
3900] ar in n-ingen, ‘d' iarraid mo choibche ort-su, a Cailti’,
3901] ar inn ingen, ‘uair ro geallais uair éicin dam-sa h- í.’ ‘Cred tuc
3902] ort-sa gan tiacht da h-iarraid co Carn Cáiridha thes i coiced
3903] Laigen?’ ‘Neim-fhírindech adeire sin’, ar inn ingen, ‘& in deiliugud
3904] tucad ó cheile oraind.’ ‘INgnad lind mar at-chiamait sibh’,
3905] ar Pátraic ‘.i. inn ingen as í óc ildelbach & tusa, a Cailti’, ar
3906] Pátraic, ‘at shenoir chrin chrotach crom-liath’. ‘Do-fuil a adhbhur-
3907] sin acum’, ar Cailte, ‘& ní lucht com-aimsire sind, & do Tuathaib
3908] Dé Danann
iss í, & nem-irchradach iat sein, & missi do Clannaib
3909] Miled
, & di-mbuan irchradach iat.’

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3910] ‘Tabair freagra ar in mnái’, a Cháilti, ar
3911] Pátraic. ‘Do-bér immorro’, ar Cáilte, & do éirigh roimhe cu Carn
3912] Soghradhach
re Cruachain aniar- thúaid, & tuc a uillinn clí risin
3913] carn, & do chuir secha h-é & tuc a láim fon carn & tuc in Lugbordach
3914] anís .i. crannóc tucadh a c(omair chísa &) chánachais d' Fhind
3915] mhac Cumaill, & tuc Find 'na thuarasdal do Choná(n Mhael)
3916] mhac Mhorna, & do fholaig Conán isin carn h-í. Ocus as am(laid)
3917] {folio 184a1} do bhói in chrannóc & a lán d' ór innti,
3918] & tuc Cáilte ina coibhche don inghin h-í. ‘As gairit ón t- sligid
3919] & ó ré na carpat fuaruis sin, a Cháilti’, ar Pátraic. Ocus
3920] adubairt Cáilte:
    1. 3921] Dáine bátar sunn co sé
      saeire aid- ble a n-innile,
      3922] nocha sochaide rus-gaib
      cincub cian á shliged- haibh.
    2. 3923] Atá foluch i Sléibh Fuaith
      do chuirfedh Eirinn má cuaird,
      3924] trí cét uingi don ór dherg
      maraen is an Duille Dearg
    3. {SG page 181}

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    4. 3925] Atait ceathra dabhcha óir
      a fír-mhullach Sléibi Smóil,
      3926] in dabhuch as luga dhíbh
      fairsing n-dési, cumang trír.
    5. 3927] {F§}Ata fer óir a cuimrech
      isin raith ic Sen-Luimnech,
      3928] slabrad airgit air dib n-glond
      a fuil tri cóecait conglonn.
    6. 3929] Atat tri sréin nó cuic shreín
      arna folach dom láim féin,
      3930] in t-éolas téighim don dáil
      dol i taib Duma Massáin.
    7. 3931] Ata mo lend cona delg
      is cona cimsaib óir deirg,
      3932] isin cnuc ic Tuaigh Imne
      ro facus h-é ic Osraighi.
    8. 3933] Ata mo scian becc croda
      cona h-eim do líg logh- mair
      3934] a Mullach Droma tinde
      ní fo laighi acht casnaidhi.
    9. 3935] Dabach fuil i n-il-lathaib
      ro ceilfed mac ar a máthair,
      3936] beg-ní ros-beir o dainib
      lán duirnd aen- fir do tlathaigh.
    10. 3937] Atat da cornd nó tri cuirnd
      re taeb go duilb ac Ros Cuill,
      3938] co cochluib óir gribda gle
      co carrmoclaib fíndruine.
    11. 3939] Ata 'sa tulaigh leith aníar
      ro ba shaithech triur do trian,
      3940] iter da cairthe ata in cornd
      ar in faithchi ac Dún Moghdornd.
    12. 3941] Atat cethri tindi dh' ór
      isin carraic os Connlón,
      3942] isin tindi is luga dib
      degh-eiri deisi no trír.
    13. 3943] Ro fácus clesán Conrí
      ar in fertan ac Senchai,
      3944] a h-aithle
      [...]
      in fir
      Con Culaind meic Subaltaigh.
    14. 3945] Tá fithcell Crimthain Níadh Náir
      a Caill mac n-Draigh in Casain,
      3946] lán do íriallaib a mna
      con foirfed secht lanamna.
    15. 3947] Ata mo cloidemh calma
      isin cnuc i Carnd Abla,
      3948] cid bé ro béradh imach
      ro bo gell tri cét loilghech.
    16. 3949] Ata mo brandub co m-bloidh
      isin t-shléib os Leitir Broín,
      3950] cuiciur airgit gil can glór
      ocus ochtur do derg-ór.
    17. 3951] Atá m' fithcell ic Ess Ruaid
      isin tulaigh leth atuaidh,
      3952] a taiscidh a medon craind
      cen esbaid fir da foirind.
    18. 3953] Atait cethri cleib do gual
      dol i taib Leici na n-Druadh,
      3954] co ceilit mór do maíníb
      cingo somáin do daíníb.
    19. 3955] Gabar sailm, gabar créda
      saltracha ocus soiscéla
      3956] a timcell Cind Garaid glain
      a n-Inis Cuind Cétcathaigh.
      §
    20. 3957] Adeirim-se rit-sa dhe
      a mheic Chalpuirn co naeime,
      3958] gu mairit na h-innmhusa is nach mairit na dáine.

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3959] ‘Ar n-dénum a thráth & a úird & a aithfrind do Phátraic,
3960] tucadh Cáilte cuigi & do fhiar- faig de: ‘crét fa tucad Glenn na
3961] Caillige
ar an n-glenn-so thís?’ ‘Inneosat duit, a naem-clérigh’.
3962] Aen do ló do bhí Find & in Fhiann annso, &
3963] at-chonncamar amuit chailligi corr-luirgnigi cír-dhuibhi cucainn,

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3964] & ghrennaighis sinn um choimhling do dhénam ria & a n-gnáith-geall
3965] ón Fhéinn uimi-sin. Ocus ba h-iat geallta do snaidhmedh
3966] ann, a chenn do bhein don te do fúicfidhe ann. Ocus do rithsam-ne
3967] triar don Fhéinn ria .i. Oisín & Diarmait ua Duibne &
3968] mhisi. Ocus do rithamar co h-Áth Mór, re n-abar Áth Moga isin
3969] tan-so, & as misi fa túsca ac dul tar in áth siar’, ar Cáilte,
3970] ‘& d' impódhas a n-agaid na cailligi aniar & tucas béim cloidim
3971] di gur' chuires a cenn dá coluind. Ocus is uaithi ainmnigther
3972] an glenn-sin ó sin alé.’

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3973] Ocus táncatar isin m-baili anunn iarsin & do ben- nachadh
3974] acu h-é, & do bí légeon d' ainglib ós a chinn arna bennachad,
3975] & do bádar ann iarsin co ceann caeicdigis ar mís.

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3976] {F folio 23b} Laithe n-aen ro bí Pátraic ic denam a trath, & mar
3977] tairnig na tratha do denam is ann it-cualatar in suasan selga &
3978] fiadaigh a Berrobail isin cnuc re táib. ‘Is becc gotha na con
3979] & na fer it-cluinmít’, ar Cáilte, & is do dith na flatha Find atá
3980] in t-selg-so oca denam, & do dith Meic Lughach lan-calma, &
3981] do dith Diarmata ua Duibne & Aeda Beic meic Find ro marbad
3982] i cath Concaite thair a Saxanaib, & d' esbaid Duib Da Cond
3983] & Duib Dithrib meic righ Galéon & do dul Dithrubaigh meic
3984] in Scáil meic Eoghain, mac máthar Fhind, ro marbustar Cailti
3985] Coscar righ mac righ Frangc, & ar múrad talman ar Conán
3986] Mael
mac Mornda & Ferdoman mac Buidb tre bithin Findinni
3987] ingine Buidb.

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3988] IS annsin adubairt Pátraic re Cáilte: ‘Is truagh in nuall
3989] cuma duit-siu beith mar sin tar éis t' fhéindi, & ní h-amlaid-sin is
3990] coir duit-siu do creidem do beith festa’, ar Patraic, ‘acht isin
3991] fir-Dia fororda ro cruthaig nem & talmain.’ ‘Maith a anam, a
3992] naem-clérigh, da mad aithníd duit-siu an Fiand do- bérta grad
3993] doib in trath is misi is inmain let, & me ar taircsin mo luith
3994] & mo lámaigh.’

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3995] Ocus it-cualaid in sluagh uile sin, & ba truagh léo a n-dernad
3996] in fir-laech & in fir-gaiscedach a n-ingnais a Feindi in la-sin.
3997] ‘Maith a anam, a Cháilti’, ar Pátraic, ‘cid duit-siu cen dul do
3998] d' fhéchsain?’ ‘Ro bad áil, a naem Pátraic’, ar Cáilte, ‘acht urchar
3999] do dibraic Seiscend mac Fir Duib i cath Cind Mara thes dam,

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4000] & ní fédaim le gáeib cró in urchair-sin {F folio 24a1} & rob é a
4001] diubrucud dédhenach sum é, uair i-torchair fein and, & is do
4002] g nime & talman it-lochar-sa beith ac éistecht re guth cailigh
4003] an baile-sea.’
4004] ‘Cáit indut a tarrla in t-slegh, a Cháilti?’ ar Pátraic. ‘Im
4005] taeb n-dess andso, a naem Pátraic’, ‘i fail na raibi in sciath
4006] orum.’ Ocus tuc Pátraic a derndaind n-deis re h-ínad na gona
4007] co tainig in t-slegh imach tar áladh na gona, & glún an fir fa
4008] mó don t-sluagh téighed tara cró & tar indsma na sleighi, & is e
4009] ba nesa dó isin eclais .i. Mael Trena mac Dínertaigh. ‘A
4010] macaim’, ar se, ‘geib mo laim, uair do-cuaidh in Tailgind do
4011] d' féchain na selga.’

    4012]
  1. Cáilte cecinit.

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4046] IS andsin táinig Cáilte amach & Mael Trena dalta primda
4047] Pátraic & lam Cáilti aigi da tigh lepta a h-aithle na sleighi
4048] do buain as, & ro bi-sium co h-uchfadach écaintech in aidchi-sin.