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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem/story 82


¶1] Conachail, whence the name? Not hard to tell. Corann, daughter of Dael, held a chase of wild swine there, and the swine killed nine of her dogs, and she buried them, and a mound was raised over them. Hence the name Conachail, whereof was said:

¶2] Corann, daughter of Dael, who was a woman of understanding—'tis cause of [...], held a chase on the plain, and hence comes the name of Conachail.

¶3] The great swine kill nine of her brave dogs: their grave was dug without fault; so hence comes the name of Conachail.

¶4] Though Corann is the name to-day of the wood—mountain and wood alike—among the youths of the true North, this was once its name, before it was called Corann.