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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem 21

Roiriu in Ui Failge

  1. Not luckily came from a strong land
    Roiriu mac Setna, the long-headed,
    from Niall's country, meeting-place of waters;
    he met the flight of a soldier's keen spear.
  2. 5] When the warriors met,
    the sons of Echaid and the martial Lagin,
    they pierced white-skinned troops
    with intrepid lances.
  3. Roiriu perished — fierce onset —
    10] by the hands of the Feine, at the first encounter,
    so that he was left without comeliness

    on his enterprise not luckily he came.

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