- Magh Line I am to-night,
my bare breast knows it;
I know too the plain
wherein dwelt my mate Congal.
- Once upon a time Congal Claon and I
were here in the plain together;
as we were going to plenteous Druim Lurgain,
we made converse for a while.
- Said I to the king
I am fain to depart
too little do I deem my recompense.
- I got from him as a gift
thrice fifty bridled steeds,
thrice fifty strong swords,
fifty foreigners and fifty handmaidens.
- I got from him the brown steed,
the best that sped over meadow and sward;
I got his golden tunic
and his girdle of chequered silk.
- What plain is a match for Magh Line,
unless it be the plain that is in Meath,
or Magh Femin of many crosses,
or the plain that is in Airgeadros?
- Or Magh Feadha, or Magh Luirg,
or Magh Aei with beauty of rank,
or Magh Life, or Magh Li,
or the plaini that is in Murthemne?
- Of all that I have ever seen
both north and south and west,
I have not yet beheld
the peer of this plain.