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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem 24

Eo Rossa, Eo Mugna, etc.

  1. How fell the Bough of Da Thí?
    it sheltered the strength of many a gentle hireling:
    an ash, the tree of the nimble hosts,
    its top bore no lasting yield.
  2. 5] The Ash in Tortu — take count thereof!
    the Ash of populous Usnech.
    their boughs fell — it was not amiss —
    in the time of the sons of AEd Slane.
  3. The Oak of Mugna, it was a joyous treasure;
    10] nine hundred bushels was its bountiful yield:
    the beautiful oak tree fell,
    across Mag Ailbe of the cruel combats.
  4. The Bole of Ross, a comely yew
    with abundance of broad timber,
    15] the tree without hollow or flaw,
    the stately bole, how did it fall?

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