Of a time when Féchín was learning with Presbyter Nathi in Achad Conairi, he is set one day to keep the meadow lest it should be stript bare by strangers' cattle. Thereafter the king's horses and herds are put into it in spite of Féchín. Féchín cursed them, and struck his bell at them, so that they found death forthwith. When the king heard that, he comes before Féchín, and flung himself on his knees, and sought forgiveness of his sins. Féchín gives him absolution, and brought his horses and his herds (back) to life; and God's name and Féchín's were magnified by that miracle. And the king made an offering of that land to Féchín for ever, and Féchín gave it to his master, even Presbyter Nathi. Wherefore (a poet) sang the Lay:
A goodly marvel of him as an infant, etc.