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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
Eo Rossa, Eo Mugna, etc.
- How fell the Bough of Da Thí?
it sheltered the strength of many a gentle hireling:
an ash, the tree of the nimble hosts,
its top bore no lasting yield.
- 5] The Ash in Tortu take count thereof!
the Ash of populous Usnech.
their boughs fell it was not amiss
in the time of the sons of AEd Slane.
- The Oak of Mugna, it was a joyous treasure;
10] nine hundred bushels was its bountiful yield:
the beautiful oak tree fell,
across Mag Ailbe of the cruel combats.
- The Bole of Ross, a comely yew
with abundance of broad timber,
15] the tree without hollow or flaw,
the stately bole, how did it fall?