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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Well I know the origin of the name of stalwart Callann's mountain: the hound that Buide owned was called by the name of Callann, unalterably.
- Buide mac Báin was a man of mark: in his fair house he reared the fell hound, greater of size than an oak tree, to guard his goodly flock.
- Daelchú, the hound of Celtcharhard his castwas the hound's northern sire: in the hollow skull of Conganchness was Dael foundno puny beast.
- Three hounds there were in the head of Conganchness, a fair sight among all strongholds: dappled, black, and dunwarm was their coat: the pack mangled many a fell.
- The hound of Mac Dá Thó, breeder of strife, the hound of the Smith, equally noted, and the hound that fair Celtchar owned; a law-keeper was noble Dael.
- The hound that belonged to steadfast Buide, a whelp of Dael from the high-bred litter, was a guardian of kine and gear till the day of the dark Dun Bull's battle.
- The dark Dun Bull of Cualnge, too hard a match for him, crushed Callann in fresh gore: so here on this hill lies his carcass: a rite has been held from of old.
- From this taletruth I tellcomes the name, Sliab Callann of the triumphs: well I know Callann's grave in the sod under the sward by the road-side.