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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
ATH LIAC FIND II
- Ath Liac Findfrom what stone comes the name? let the shanachies inquire for us! what forgetfulness has blinded us since the time when Find left his stone there?
- There was an encounterfamous marchbetween Cumall of Almu's son and a warrior of the northern region, the son of Eochaid Red-brows.
- Then came Sideng presently, the daughter of noble Mongan of the Áes Síde, and brought a stone with a chain of gold to Find son of Cumall son of Trénmór.
- Then Find laid the fierce stone, in the fight, on the shoulders of Guaire Goll, till the ammunition of his host was exhausted between day-rise and afternoon.
- Fland son of Eochaid Red-brows laughed loud from the northern side: he wried his shapefamous meetingthat strong wolf-head of conflict.
- Then Find stretched out his hand to his thrice-great three-edged stone and seized the rock that was on the shoulders of Guaire Goll
- There fell in the ford four Conalls, two Colmans, four Suibnes, two sons of Brecc, four Dubthachs, two Diarmaits.
- Find hurled his stone into the ford what time his fury-fit came upon him: Bran and Senach and Sen perished by that cast.
- The stone fell in the pool where generous Find's honour was achieved: none finds it thereafteris not that the precious treasure?
- A maiden will find itfamous chance! whose name is Be Thuinne: she will slip her shapely foot through its hoop of red gold.
- Quickly then she will draw it up, that stone with its chain-links, and leave it on the shore on a Sunday at the hour of matins.
- It is seven years thereafterfamous fulfilmenttill comes the Day of Judgement; so that is the deed whence comes the story of the famous ford.