- Suibhne, son of Colman, has
outraged me, he has dragged me with him by the hand,
to leave Cell Luinne with him,
that I should be for a time absent from it.
- He came to me in his swift course
on hearing my bell;
he brought with him vast, awful
wrath to drive me out, to banish me.
- Loth was I to be banished here from
the place where I first settled
though loth was I, God has been
able to prevent it.
- He let not my hand out of his until
lie heard the loud cry which said to
him: Come to the battle, Domnall
has reached famous Magh Rath.
- Good has come to me therefrom,
not to him did I give thanks for it
when tidings of the battle came for
him to join the high prince.
- From afar he approached the battle
whereby were deranged his sense and reason,
he will roam through Erin as a stark madman,
and it shall be by a spear-point he will die.
- He seized my psalter in his hand,
he cast it into the full lake,
Christ brought it to me without a blemish,
so that no worse was the psalter.
- A day and a night in the full lake,
nor was the speckled..white [book] the worse;
through the will of God's Son
an otter gave it to me again.
- As for the psalter that he seized in his hand,
I bequeath to the race of Colman
that it will be bad for the race of fair Colman
the day they shall behold the psalter.
- Stark-naked he has come here
to wring my heart, to chase me;
on that account God will cause
that Suibhne shall ever naked be.
- Eorann, daughter of Conn of Ciannacht,
strove to hold him by his cloak;
my blessing on Eorann therefor,
and my curse on Suibhne.