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The Life of St Féchín of Fore (Author: [unknown])

section 44

At another time, Domnall son of Aed, son of Ainmire, came with a great hosting of northerners concerning the change of the two Nialls: the Hosting of the Measure was its name.52 When the hosts reached Raith Droma Nó, the sons of Aed Sláine went to Féchín to ask for food. He was then at Tibraid in Cenél Maine. The cook said that he had no food save a single sieve of oats. Féchín directed that half of the sieve should be put on water so as to make ale thereout, and that its other half (should be) for food. Thereafter the sons of Aed Sláine with their troops were sated for three days and a night with the ale and the food (made) of a single sieveful.