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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Eo Mugna, great was the fair tree,
high its top above the rest;
thirty cubits it was no trifle
that was the measure of its girth.
- 5] Three hundred cubits was the height of the blameless tree,
its shadow stretched a thousand cubits:
in secrecy it remained in the north and east
till the time of Conn of the Hundred Fights.
- A hundred score of warriors no empty tale
10] along with ten hundred and forty
would that tree shelter it was a fierce struggle
till it was overthrown by the poets.