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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem 81

Sliab Gam

  1. Gam was the gillie of famous Eremon,
    from whom bright Sliab Gam is called:
    from Gam indeed, without deceit or violence,
    comes the name of the mountain in the North.
  2. 5] The gillie met with a strange death,
    Eremon's gillie, as I believe;
    he disputed violently with the

    it is an offence against piety to till there.
  3. On the edge of the spring on bright Sliab Gam
    10] his head was cut off in its beauty:
    the head was thrown a while into the well,
    that turned bitter for a time from that deed.
  4. One while in the day it was a salt stream grey and bitter
    another while it was pure water,
    15] so that it is a wonder in Erin,
    the bright pure spring of Sliab Gam.

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