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Muirchú's Life of Patrick (Author: Muirchú maccu Machtheni)

Chapter 3


I 21 (20). (1) King Loíguire summoned his elders and his whole council and said to them: ‘It is better for me to believe than to die’, and having held counsel, acting on the advice of his followers, he believed on that day and became converted to the Lord the eternal God, and


many others believed on that occasion. (2) And holy Patrick said to the king: ‘Since you have resisted my teaching and been offensive to me, the days of your own reign shall run on, but none of your offspring shall ever be king.’