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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem 17

Almu II

  1. Almu, she was fair to foot11,
    the daughter of Beccan the bright-robed,
    the wife of Iuchna of the tresses, with a hundred head of cattle,
    from whom Almu sought to be named.
  2. 5] Many were its excellences, many its troops,
    many its hosts, many its ancient hostels,
    its fame was known in melody,
    whence it is called mighty Almu.
  3. When there mustered in their meeting-place
    10] the Fianna of Cumall's son, frank of face,
    thou wast a seat of men fierce with the spear,
    thou wast a high rock, O Almu!
  4. When Clann Bresail of the ceaseless strife
    came to her splendid feast,
    15] with desire of good cheer, across the stream of Segais,
    noble Almu was aliment for them.

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