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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem/story 66


  1. Here on his hillside is the grave of Suamach son of Samguba, skilled in liberal arts: he died of a sudden on his hill, not by battle, but of grief for Cormac.
  2. When valiant Suamach came, following his brave nursling, he died on his hillside, without feat of arms, when he beheld the Hall.
  3. The Hill of Tears was its name at the first (I will tell you its noble secret) when the comely Dagda was there, mourning for Cermait.
  4. This was its name yonder in the time of the Tuatha Dé Danann: but Druim Suamach, from that first grave, shall be its name in all men's mouths till the very Doomsday.

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