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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem/story 59


  1. The love that caused the death of Bicne, worshipful Conall Cernach's gillie: Bicne was doughty and famous, the illustrious brave son of Loegaire.
  2. As he drove his kine to harbour, there vanished his proud form under the dragging quicksand, without a word, till he was smothered and slain untimely.
  3. There the kine cast their fine horns, all at once; though it was a heavy reproach in every home, their death was the ‘horn-casting’ of Ulaid.