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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Almu, she was fair to foot11,
the daughter of Beccan the bright-robed,
the wife of Iuchna of the tresses, with a hundred head of cattle,
from whom Almu sought to be named.
- 5] Many were its excellences, many its troops,
many its hosts, many its ancient hostels,
its fame was known in melody,
whence it is called mighty Almu.
- When there mustered in their meeting-place
10] the Fianna of Cumall's son, frank of face,
thou wast a seat of men fierce with the spear,
thou wast a high rock, O Almu!
- When Clann Bresail of the ceaseless strife
came to her splendid feast,
15] with desire of good cheer, across the stream of Segais,
noble Almu was aliment for them.