¶1] (Eochaid mór son of Lugaid son of Laisre son of Troitha son of Dergthene, with his brothers: to them belongs the chief headship in Ard Ruide. Whereof Find said:)
- Three affluences are there in the dun of Ard Ruide; affluence of young men, affluence of horses, affluence of greyhounds of the son of Lugaid.
- Three kinds of music hath its kinga glory this! music of harps, music of lutesattend! deep tones of Fer Tuinne, son of Trogan.
- Three cries are in it unfailingly: cry of the lamb from its lawn, cry of races, and cry of kine:
- Three cries: cry of its broad-chined beetle-black swine, cry of its assembly upon the hall's green, cry of them that shout and them that drink mead.
- Three crops of fruit there were upon the boughs in due course; a crop just falling, a crop flowering, and a crop ripening.
- Three sons did Lugaid leave; whither are gone their riches?Ruide son of broad-built Lugaid, Eochaid and manly Fiachu.
- I will bear witness of Ruide, to whom come those three affluences: never did Ruide refuse any one a boon; never did he ask a boon of any one.
- I will bear witness of Eochaid that he never took a step in flight, that he never said a word untrue, that there was none higher than he in fame.
- I will bear witness of Fiachuwhither are gone his riches?that it was never his wont to lack music, that he was never long without drinking of ale.
- Thirty nobles, thirty champions, thirty captainsa king's muster: thrice thirty hundreds was the number of his flocking host.