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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Mugna, my sister's son of the glorious wood,
God fashioned it long ago,
a tree blest with various virtues,
with three choice fruits.
- 5] The acorn, and the dark narrow nut,
and the apple it was a goodly wilding
the King sent by rule
on it thrice a year.
- The Tree of Mugna, great was the trunk,
10] thirty cubits its girth,
conspicuous in sight of all the place where it stood,
three hundred cubits it is in height.
- Then was the bright plant laid low,
when a blast broke Tortu's Bole;
15] He makes transient every combat,
like the long-lived Tree of ancient Mugna.