- Woe to those who strike women's fancy,
however excellent their form,
since Suibhne Geilt
has got no sympathy from his first love.
- And woe to him who trusts in women
whether by night or by day,
whatever be in their minds,
after the treachery of Eorann.
- Good was my kindness to the woman
without guile, without deceit
she got from me thrice fifty cows
and fifty steeds in one day.
- When I was in the conflict
I would not avoid an armed band;
where there was a fight or a tussle
I was a match for thirty.
- Rightly did Congal ask
of us Ulster warriors:
which of you will repel in battle
Oilill Cedach the combative?
- Wild and angry the man,
huge his shield and his spear,
he stilled for a time the host,
the matchless, huge man.
- Said I at Congal's side
it was not the response of a timid man
I will ward off mighty Oilill,
though hard beyond aIl is it to encounter him.
- Headless I left Oilill,
and right glad was I thereat;
by me also there fell
five sons of the king of Magh Mairge.