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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
Roiriu in Ui Failge
- 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.
- 5] When the warriors met,
the sons of Echaid and the martial Lagin,
they pierced white-skinned troops
with intrepid lances.
- 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.