Cath Maige Tuired: The Second Battle of Mag Tuired


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Bátar Túathai Dé Danonn i n- indsib túascertachaib an domuin,

2] aig foglaim fesa & fithnasachta & druídechtai & amaidechtai &

3] amainsechta, combtar fortilde for súthib cerd ngenntlichtae.

Ceitri catrachai i rrabatar og fochlaim fhesai & éolais &

5] díabuldánachtai .i. Falias & Goirias, Murias & Findias.

A Falias tucad an Lía Fáil buí a Temraig. Nogésed fo cech ríg

7] nogébad Érinn.

A Gorias tucad ant sleg boí ac Lug. Ní gebtea cath fria nó frisintí

9] an bídh i lláimh.

A Findias tucad claidiub Núadot. Ní térnádh nech dei ó dobirthe

11] asa idntiuch boduha, & ní gebtai fris.

A Murias tucad coiri an Dagdai. Ní tégedh dám dimdach úadh.

Cetri druíd isna cetri cathrachaib-sin. Mórfesae baí a Falias;

14] Esras boí hi nGorias; Uiscias boí a Findias; Semias baí a Murias. It

15] íad-sin na cetri filid ocar' foglaindsit Túata Dé fios & éolas.

Gnísit íarum Túadh Dé caratrad fri Fomorib & debert Balar úa

17] Néit a ingin .i. Ethne, de Cén mac Díen Cécht. Gonad í-side ruc a

18] ngen mbúadha .i. Lucc.

Tángatar Túad Dé i morloinges mór d'indsaigid Érionn dia gabáil

20] ar écin for Feraib Bolc. Roloiscset a mbaraca fo cétóir íar

21] torrachtain críce Corcu Belgatan (.i. Conmaicne mara andíu éat-sen),

22] cona pedh a n-aire for teiched cucu. Gu rrolíon an déi & an céu tánic

23] denaib loggaib an ferodn & an áer robo comfocus dóib. Conid as sin

24] rogabad a tíchtain a nélaip cíach.

Fectha cath Muighe Tuired etorra & Fir Bolc. Ocus maite for

26] Feraib Bolc, & marbtair cét míle díib am Eochdaig mac n-Eirc

27] immon rígh.

Isen cath-sin dano robenad a lámh de Núadad .i. Sregg mac

29] Sengaidn rophen dei hí. Go tarad Díen Cécht an liaigh láim airgid

30] foair co lúth cecai láma & Crédhne in cerd ag cungnam fris.


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Cid Túath Déi Dononn dano derocratar go már isin cath, im

32] Edleo mac n-Allai & am Ernmas, am Fhíoachaig & im Turild Bicreo.

Do neoch immorro térná de Feraib Bolc asin cath, lotar ar

34] teched de saigid na Fomore gor gabsad a n-Árainn & a nd-Íle & a

35] Manaidn & a Rachraind.

Baí imcosnam flathae fher n-Érenn iter Túad Dé & a mná, ar

37] nirb' inríghae Núadoo íar mbéim a láime de. Adpertutar ba cumdigh

38] dóip ríge do Pres mac Elathan, díe ngormac fesin, & co

39] {folio 63b} snaidhmfed caratrad Fomure fria an ríge de tabairt dó-sin, ar ba rí

40] Fomore a athair, ed ón Elotha mac Delbáeth.

Is amlaid-so íarum arrícht compert Bresi.

Baí didiu ben díib láu n-adn oc déicsin an marai & an tíri do tichc

43] Máoth Scéni .i. Éri ingen Delbaíth; go n-acui an muir fo lánféth amal

44] ba clár comrédh. A mbuí and íar sin, co n-facai : dus-n-árfas ess n-argait

45] isin fairce. Ba már lee a méd, acht nát arthraigestar a delp díi;

46] & dobert sruth na tuinde riam decum tírei.

47]

Co n-acqu íarum pa duine ba ferr delph. Mogg órbuide foir goa díb

48] gúaillib. Brat go srethaib dí órsnáth imbe. A léne go nd-indledhaib de

49] órsnáth. Delc n-óir ara bruinde go forsannud de líic lóghmair adn.

50] Día gelgáe airgide & dí semcradn snastai indib de crédumae.

51] Cóicroith óir uara muin. Clodib órduirn go féthaidib airget & go

52] cíchib óir.

Ispert an fer frie, 'Innum-bioa-ssae úar coblide laut?'

54] 'Ní rud-dálus ém,' ol in phen.

55] 'Tic frisna dáulta,' ol é-sium.

Consernad dóib íarum. Cíich an pen íarum an tan as-n-éracht an

57] uher.

58] 'Cid cíi?' ol é-sium.

59] 'Tátham déde rocoíner,' ol in bean. 'Scaradh friut-sa quibindes a

60] comairnecmar. Maccáema Túath(a) nDéa dom nemét íar mo

61] cáenghuide & mo ét did-siu amal atom-cota-siu.'

'Didigestar do broc din déde-si,' ol séi. Tíscais a ór(s)nasc n-óir

63] dia méor medhóin & debert ina láim, & aspert ria ná tésied úaide i

64] creic iná i n-aiscid, acht de neoch diambad coimsie die méor sin.


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'Is deitheden eli dom-sae,' ol in pen. 'Nát fetar cía dom-fáinec.'

66]

'Níbo hainfes det andísin,' ol séie. 'Dit-ánic Elothae mac

68] Delpaíth rí Fomore. Béra mac diar comruc, & ní tartar ainm dó acht

69] Eocha Bres (ed ón Eocha Cruthach), ar cech cruthach atcícher a n-Érinn

70] -eter mag & dún & cuirm & coindeil & ben & fer & ech-is risin

71] mac-sin dobiter, co n-epérthar as Bres dó ann sin.'

Is íar sin luidh an fer doridisi ina fritheng, & doluid an phen dia

73] hadphai, & depreth de an compert airderc.

Bert in mac íarum, & debreth dó a n-ainm atbert Elatha .i. Eocha

75] Pres. In tan ba láun a sechtmad athséoltai ina mnáa, buí forpart

76] cáeictigesi forin mac; & rofuc a n-arthrach-sin go cend a secht

77] mblíadan, go roucht forpart .xíííí. mblíadan.

Is den cosnam-sin boí eter Túaith Déu, dobreth flaith Érenn don

79] mac-sin; & dobert .víí. n-aidirie di trénferuib Érenn (.i. a mátri) fri

80] hasic na flathae úad má fofertis a mífholtae fesin. Dibert a máthair

81] tír dó íar sin, & don-gnít dún les uaran tír .i. Dún mBrese. Ocus ba hé

82] an Dagdhae dogéne a ndún-sen.

Ó rogeb íarum Bres ríghe, ronaisceatar Fomoraig (.i. Indech

84] mac Déi Domnann & Elathu mac Delbaíth & Tethra, trí ríg

85] Fomorach), a cíos for Érinn-cona boí déi do cléthe a n-Érinn forsna

86] béth cíos dóib. Dobretha dano na trénfirae a foghnam dóu .i.

87] Oghmae fou cúalae connaidh & an Daghdo 'na ráthbhuide, gonadh sé

88] rocladh ráth mBrese.

Ba toirsich dano an Dagdo ocund obair, & atcliched daul esba

90] isin tech, Cridenbél a ainm, a béolae di suide asa brundie. Ba pec la

91] {folio 64a} Crichinphél a cuid fesin & ba már cuid an Dagdae. As inn atbert, 'A

92] Dagdae, dot inchaib na trí mírionn bes dech dot {folio 64a} chuid tapraither

93] dom-sae!' Doberedh íarum an Dagdae dó cech n-oidhche. Máru

94] immorro a mírionn an cáinte .i. mét degmuce ba hed an mír. Ba trian

95] immorro de cuid an Dagdhua na trí mírenn-sen. Mesai de bláth an

96] Dagdhae dinnísin.


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Láu n-ann didiu bai an Dagdai isin clad co n-acai an Mac n-Óc

98] cuige.

99] 'Maith sin, a Dagdai,' or in Mac Óc.

100] 'Amin,' ol in Dagdae.

101] 'Cid deghníe drochféthol?' ol sé.

102] 'Táthum a damhnai,' ol é-sium. 'Cridenbél cáinte gaphas álgas

103] dim gacae nónae imna trí mírionn as dech dim cuibrind.'

'Tátham airlei deit,' ol in Mac Óc. Dobeir láim ina bossán &

105] gadaig trí scildei óir ass & dobeir dóo.

'Tapair-si,' ol sé, 'na trí scitle-si isna trí mírinn deog láei do

107] Cridenbél. Is ed íarum is sruitium bioas fort més, & asdofe ant ór ina

108] broinn co n-epili de; & níba maith a cert do Bres íarum.'

109] 'Atbértar frisin rígh, 'Romarb an Daghdae Cridenbél tre luib

110] éccinéol derat dóu.' Ispérae íarum an rí de marbad. Isbérae-sa fris,

111] 'Ní fíor flathu deit, a rí óc Fénei, a n-udbere. Ar dom-ringarta ó

112] gabass mo uopair, & aspered frim, 'Tidnaic dom, a Dagdai, na trí

113] mírinn ata dech dot cuibrionn. Is olc mo trebad annocht.' Docoat-sai

114] dano de sin, minam-cobradis na téorai scillice fúar andíu. Dus-radas

115] form cuid. Dorautus íarum do Cridinbél, ar is edh is dech bhuí

116] ar mo bélaib, and ór. As dae íarum ind ór a Cridenbél, co n-erbailt

117] de.''

118]

'Is menann,' ar an rí. 'Tíscaither a tarr fon cáinte dús in fuirestar

119] ind ór ann. Mani fuirestar con bebau-sa. Dia fuirestar, immorro,

120] bieid pethai did.'

Íar sin tallaid a tarr fon cáinte go fuiresta na téorai scilte óir

122] adna brú, & anachtae an Dagdae.

Tolluid an Dagdae ina obair íarum arauhárach, & tánic an Mac

124] Óg cucai & atbert-side, 'As gar go rois ch'obair; & ní cunghis fochrec

125] go tucaither det cethri Érenn. Ocus togai díib dairt mongduib nduib

126] ndénta aicentaig leo.'

Is iar sin dogéniu an Dagdae a oupair go forcend, & asbert fris

128] Bres cid nogebad i llóg a sáethair. Frisgart an Dagdae, 'At(g)na-sa

129] fort cethre Érenn,' al sé, 'de teglomath a n-óenmaighin.' Don-gníth

130] an rí anndísin amal aspert, & togai díb an dairt aspert an Mac Óc fris.

131] Ba héccomhnart la Bres annísin. Deménair-side ba ní pudh móo

132] dogegadh.


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Boí dano Núadae oga uothras, & dobreth láim n-argait foair lioa

134] Díen Cécht go lúth cecha lámha indte. Nír'uo maith dano liaa macsium

135] sen .i. le Míach. Atréracht-sim don láim & atbert, ault fri halt di

136] & féith fri féth; & ícuis fri téorai nómaidhe. In cétna nómaid immus-curid

137] comair a táeib, & rotonigestar. An dómaid tánisde immas-cuirid

138] aro brundib. An tres nómaid dobidced gelsgothai di bocsibnibh

139] dubhoib ó rodubtis a ten.

Ba holc lia Díen Cécht an freapaid-sin. Duleicc claidimh a

141] mullach a meic go rotend a tuidn fri féoil a cinn. Ícais an gillai tre

142] inndeld a eladon. Atcomaic aithurrach go roteind a féoil co rrodic

143] cnáim. Ícais an gilde den indel cétnae. Bissis an tres bém co ránic

144] srebonn a inchinde. Ícais dano an gille don indell cétnae. Bisius dano

145] an cethramad mbém co nderba a n-inchind conid apud Míoach &

146] atbert Díen Cécht nach-n-ícfad lieig badesin ont slaithie-sin.

{folio 64b}

Íar sin roadhnocht lia Díen Cécht Míoach & ásaid cóic lube

148] sescut ar trí cétuib tresin athnocul fo líon a altai & féthe. Is íar sen

149] scarais Airmedh a prat & decechlaid na lube-sin íarna téchtai. Tosárluid

150] Díen Cécht & conmesc-side na lube cona fesai a frepthai

151] córi manis-tecaisceth an Spirut íar tain. Ocus atbert Dén Cécht,

152] 'Mane pé Míoach, méraidh Airmeth.'

Gapuis trá Bres an flaith feib do-n-indnacht dó. Buí fodhord

154] móar imbe lie máthrui la Túaith Déi, ar níbtar béoluide a scénai

155] úatha. Cid menic notístais, níptar cormaide a n-anáulai. Ní fhacutar

156] dano a filidh iná a mbardai nó a cáinte nó i cruitire nó i cuslendaib nó

157] a cornairie nó i clesomhnaig nó a n-ónmide oga n-airfide aru cinn isin

158] techlug. Níco lotar dano a comramai a ségonn. Ní facutar a

159] trénfiorai do fromadh fri eggnamh liesin rígh acht óenfer nammá .i.

160] Oghmai mac Étnae.

Ba hé ord fris mboí, tobairt connaid don dún. Doberidh cúoail

162] cech lái a hIndsib Mod. Noberiud an muir dá trien a cóile airi fó uhíth

163] ba hénirt cen bieadh. Ní taprad acht éntrian, & nofiuradh an slúaigh

164] ón tráth co 'role.

Ní roan trá fochnom nó éraic dona túathaib; & ní tapradis séoit

166] na túaithe a foicidh na túaithe oli.


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Tánic an file fecht ann for óighidect do tichc Brese, (edh óen

168] Corpre mac Étoíne, file Túaithe Déi). Ránic a tech mbic cumang

169] ndub ndorchai; sech ní raibe tene nó indel nó dérghaud ann.

170] Tucthae téorai bargenui becai dó atéi turui for més muhic. Atráracht

171] íarum arnauháruch, & nírbo pudech. Oc techt taran les dó as ind

172] itbert: 'Cen colt for crib & reliqua.'

173]

  1. 'Cen cholt for crib cernene;'

    174] 'Cín gert ferbu foro-n[middot]assad aithrinde;'

    175] 'Cen adhbai fhir ara drúbai dísoirchi;'

    176] 'Cin díl daime reisse, (m)ropsen Breisse!'

    177]

'Ní fil a maín trá Bresi,' ol sé. Ba fír ón dano. Ní boí acht meth

178] foair-sim ónd úair-sin. Conad sí sin cétnae hóer dorónadh a n-Érinn.

Íar sin trá dollotar Túath Déa a hóentai do agallaim a ngairmic

180] .i. Bres mac Eladna, & condioachtutar cucae die n-áraighib. Tobert

181] dóib tasiuc na flathae, & níbo sofoltach friu di sin. Gádhuis im anuth

182] fris co cend .víí. mblíadnae. 'Rut-bioa,' ol iont oirecht cétnai a

183] hóentai, 'acht docuí forsan ráthai cétnu comge cech toraid tairfénat

184] frit láimh eter treb & tír & ór & argat, búar & biad & díolmaine do cíos

185] & éruic conice sin.'

186] 'Robor-biaa,' ol Pres, 'amail atberthei.'

Is airi gesu dóib an dául: co tarcomlat-sim trénfiru ant sídho .i.

188] na Fomore fri gapáil na Túath ar écin acht go tairsed les doqhloíte.

189] Fa scíth lais a ionnarbad asa ríge.

Decomlai íarum dechum a máthar & imcomairctair dí cía bo can

191] a cinél. 'Is derb lium,' ol síe, & luidh riam docum na tilchu dia n-acu

192] a n-es n-aircit asin muoir. Luid remhi docum na tráchta. Ocus dobert

193] a máthair ind órnasc dofácbhud lei dó, & dobert-sium imma méor

194] medónuch, & ba fomhais dóu. Ar nach duine dotarfert-sí eter crec &

195] aiscid. Ní raibe díib diambad imairgide cusan laithe-sin.


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Lotar rempuo íoairum con ráncutar tír na Fómore. Ráncutar

197] mag mór co n-airechtaib iomdaib. Ant oirecht ba socruidie díobh

198] dollotar cucau. Immafoucht scélu díb isin oirecht. Atpertutar ba de

199] fheraib Érenn. Itbert friu íarum an rabhutar coin ocu, ar iss edh ba

200] bés isin aimsir-sin slóg téged a n-oirecht alale, comcluiche do

201] tócbháuil. {folio 65a} 'Atát coin lenn,' al Pres. Fochartatar íarum an coin

202] cocluiche, & bátar lúaithe coin Túath nDéa oldáte coin na Fomore.

203] Focres forrai dano dús a mbí leo eich ri comrith. Atbertatar-sam,

204] 'Atád,' & bátar lúaithe aldát eich na Fomore.

Focres forra dano dús a mbí leu nech padh calmai fri láim

206] imbertai cloidib, níd-fríth leu acht Bres a óenar. An tan denu argaib-sium

207] a láim cosin cloidiub, aithgin a athair and órnasc imma méor &

208] friscomhairc cíoa bo cúich en láech. Friscart a máthair daru cenn &

209] atbert risin ríg ba mac dóu hé. Atcuad dóu an scél n-uili amal

210] derurmesam.

Fa brónach a athair fris. Atbert ant athair, 'Cisí écin det-bert

212] asin tír hi forgabais?'

213] Frisgart Bres, 'Ním-tucc acht m'anfhír & m'anúabhar fesin. Dius-riubart

214] die sétaib & maíneib & a mbiadh fesin. Níd-tallas cíos no éric

215] díb cosindíu.'

'Dúaig sin,' al o athair. 'Pa ferr a rrath oldás a rríghe. Ba ferr

217] a nguide oldás a n-éguidhi. Cid dia tutchad diu?' ol a athair.

'Dadechad do cuindchid trénfer cugaib-si,' ar sé. 'Nogébainn

219] in tír-sin ar éigin.'

'Ní rogaba la hainbfír immorro mani gaba la fír,' ol sé.

'Ceist diu: caidhe mo airrle-si luat?' ol Bres.

Faíthius iar sin cusan trénfer, co Balor húa Néitt, co rígh na n-Innsi,

223] & co hIndech mac Dé Domnand, co ríg Fomoire; & nos-taireclamat-side

224] do neoch buí ó Lochlainn síar do slúag doqum n-Érenn,

225] do astad a císa & a rígi ar éigin foruib, gur'ba háondroichet

226] long ó Indsib Gallad co hÉrinn leo.


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Ní tánic doqum n-Érenn drem bud mó gráin nó adhúath indá in

228] slóg-sin na Fomoiridhi. Ba combág ogond fir o Sgiathia Lochlaindi &

229] a hInnsib Gall immon slógad-sin.

Imtúsa immorro Túaithi Dé is ed imma cesnaidther sund.

Buí Núadhae doridesi tar éis Brese a ríge for Túaith Déu. Buí

232] mórfleg ocu-side di Túaith Déi a Temraig a n-inbaid-sin. Boí dano

233] oruli ógláech og saighid de Temraid, Samhildánach a ainm-side.

234] Bótar dorrsaidi for Temraig a n-inbuid-sin, Gamal mac Figail &

235] Camald mac Ríaghaild a n-anmonn-sidei. A m-boí-side and, adcí a

236] ndírim n-anetarcnaidh na docum. Ógláech cóem cruthach co n-imscigg

237] ríog a n-airenuch na buidne-sin.

Atbertatar risin dorrsaid ara n-indiset a Temruich a tíachtai.

239] Atbert in dorsaid, 'Cía fil and?'

'Fil sunn Luch Lonnandsclech mac Cíein meic Díen Cécht &

241] Ethne ingine Baloir. Dalta siden Tailltine ingine Magmóir rí

242] Espáine & Echtach Gairuh meic Duach.'

Rofíoarfaig ion dorsaid do tSamhilldánuch, 'Cía dán frisa

244] ngnéie?' al séi, 'ar ní téid nech cin dán i Temruid.'

'Déne mo athcomarc,' ol sé. 'Am sáer.'

246] Friscort an dorsaid, 'Nít-regaim i leas. Atá sáer lenn cenu .i.

247] Luchtai mac Lúachadhae.'

Atpert-sum, 'Atum-athcomairc a dorrsoid: am gobhae.'

249] Frisgart ion dorsaid dóu, 'Atá gobae liond cenai .i. Colum

250] Cúaolléinech téorae núagrés.'

Atpert-som, 'Atom-athcomairc: am trénfer.'

252] Friscart in dorsaid, 'Níd-regoim a les. Atá tréinfer lend cenu .i.

253] Oghmae mac Ethlend.'

Atbert-sum diridesi. 'Atom-athcomairc,' ar sé. 'Am crutiri.'

255] 'Nít-regaim{folio 65b} a les. Atá crutiri lenn cenai .i. Auhcán mac Bicelmois,

256] ara-n-utgatar fir trí ndéa i sídoib.'

Atpert-sum, 'Atom-athcomairc: am níadh.'

258] Friscart an dorrsoidh, 'Nít-regam e les. Atá níad lionn chenu .i.

259] Bresal Echarlam mac Echdach Báethláim.'


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Atbert-sum íarum, 'Adum-athcomairc, a dorsaid. Am file & am

261] senchaid.'

262] 'Níd-regam i les. Atá file & senchaid cenai lenn .i. Én mac

263] Ethomain.'

Atbert-sum, 'Atom-athcomairc,' ol sé, 'Im corrguinech.'

265] 'Nít-recom e les. Atáut corrguinidh lionn cheno. At imdou ar

266] ndruíth & ar lucht cumhachtai.'

Atbert-som, 'Atom-athcomairc. Am liaich.'

268] 'Nít-regam a les. Atá Díen Cécht do liaigh lenn.'

'Atom-athcomairc,' al sé. 'Am deogbore.'

270] 'Nít-regom a les. Atá deogbaire linn cenau .i. Delt & Drúcht &

271] Daithe, Taei & Talom & Trog, Gléi & Glan & Glési.'

Atbert, 'Atom-athcomairc: am cert maith.'

273] 'Nít-regom e les. Atá cert lind cenu .i. Crédne Cerd.'

Atbert-som aitherrach, 'Abair frisind ríg,' al sé, 'an fil les

275] óeinfer codo-gabai ina dánu-sae ule & má atá les ní tocus-sa i

276] Temraig.'

Luid in dorsaid isin rígtech íar sudiu co n-éicid dond ríogh uleí.

278] 'Tánic ócláech io ndoras lis,' al sé, 'Samilldánach a ainm; & na huili

279] dano arufognot det muntir-si, atát les ule a óenor, conedh fer cecha

280] dánai ule éi.'

As ed atbert-som go rocurit fidhcelda na Temrach dia saigidh-sium

282] ann sin, & gou rug-som a toichell, conad and sin dorigne an cró

283] Logo. (Acht masa i n-uamas an catha Troíanna rohairged in fidceall

284] ní torracht hÉrinn and sin í. Úair is a n-áonaimsir rogníadh cath Muigi

285] Tuired & togail Traoí.)

Rohinnised íar sin thrá do Nuadaitt annísin. 'Tuléic isin les,'

287] ar Núadha, 'ar ní tánic riam fer a samail-sin isin dún-sa.'

Dolléig íarum an dorrsaidh seca, & luid isin dún, & síasur a suide

289] súad, ar bo suí cacha dáno é.

Focairtt íarum Ogma an márlícc, a rabatar feidm cetri .xx.

291] cuinge, trésan tech co mbuí fri Temair anechtair. Do cor álgusa for

292] Lucc ón. Ducorustar Lucc for cúla co mmbuí for lár an ríghthighi; &

293] docorustar an mbloig bert riam amach a táob an rígtigi combo slán.


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'Seindter cruitt dúin,' al ind slúaig. Sephaind íarum ant

295] ógláech súantraige dona slúagaib & don rígh an cét oidqui. Focairtt a

296] súan ón tráth co 'raili. Sephainn golltraigis co mbátar oc caeí & ac

297] dogra. Sephainn gendtraigi co mbátar hi subai & a forbfáilti.

Imrordaid íaram Nuadai, ó't connuirc ilqumachta ina óclagi, dús

299] an cáomnacair dingbáil na daíri díb fo mbátar lasna Fomoiri. Gnísit

300] íarum comuirle im dálai and óglaích. Is sí comuirle arriacht Núadha:

301] cáemclodh suidi frisin n-óccláech. Luid Samilldándach a suide ríg, &

302] atréracht an rí riam co cend .xííí. lá.

Imma-n-árladair dó íarum fria dá bráthair .i. Dagdo & Ogma for

304] Greallaig Dollaid íarnamárach; co n-accartha cucu a bráthair .íí. .i.

305] Goibniu & Dían Cécht.

Blíadhain lán dóib immon rún-sin in lín-sin, conadh de sin

307] dogarar {folio 66a} Amhrún Fer nDéa fri Grellaid nDollaid.

Co n-ocarthai cucau íar sin druíd Érenn & a lege & a n-aruid & a

309] ngoboinn & a nbriugaid & a mbrethemain. Imus-n-agallatar dóib a

310] ndícleth.

Rofíarfaig iarum don corrguru .i. Mathgen a ainm dús cía

312] cumang gonánacair. Atbert-side focichred slébe Érenn trí gritai

313] fona Fomori go tocrad i mmulloch fri talmain. Ocus doadbastae dóib

314] dá príomslíab décc tíri Érenn do bith fo Túatha Dé Danann og

315] imbúalad díb .i. Slíab Líag, & Denda Ulad, & Bennai Boirche, &

316] Ruri & Slíab Bládmai & Slíab Snechtae, Slíab Mis & Blaíshlíab &

317] Nemthenn & Slíab Maccu Belgodon & Segois & Crúachán Aigle.

Imcomaircidh dano den deogbori cía cumagg conánocair.

319] Atbert-side dobéradh dá prímloch déc na hÉrenn ina fíadnoisi & ní

320] fugbidis uisce indtib, cid íotae not-gabad. At íad-sou éat-side .i.

321] Dercloch, Loch Lumnig, Loch n-Orbsen, Loch Rí, Loch Mescdhae,

322] Loch Cúan, Loch Láeig, Loch nEchach, Loch Febail, Loch Dechet,

323] Loch Ríoach, Márloch. Aross-cích(er)sit do díb prímaibnib déc ina

324] hÉrenn .i. Búas, Bóann, Banna, Nem, Laí, Sinond, Múaid, Sligech,

325] Samaír, Fionn, Ruirthech, Siúir, & decélaigter ar Fomorib ulie cona

326] foighbid bando indtib. Targébu deogh firu Érenn ce bet go cenn secht

327] mblíadnae isin cath.


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Atbert dano Figol mac Mámois a ndruí, 'Firfit téorai frasae

329] tened liom-sou a n-enech slúaig na Fomhore, & pérut dá trian a ngaili

330] & a ngascid & a neirt estib, & arnenas a fúal ina corpoib fodesin & a

331] corpaib a n-ech. Nach anúl dot-légfet fir(u) Érenn bod formach golie

332] & gaisgid & nirt dóib. Quía bed isin cath go cenn secht mblíadnae,

333] níbot scíthae a cách.'

Atbert an Daogdae, 'An cumang arbágaid-si, dogén-sou ule am

335] áonur.'

336] 'Is tusai an Dagdae!' or cách; gonad de rot-lil "Dagdae" ó sin

337] é.

Scaraid íarum asin comairlie go comairsidis die téoru mblíadan.

Ó roindlid íarum airicill an catha amlaid sin, luid Lucc & Dagdae

340] & Ogma go trí déo Danonn, & doberot-side grésa an cathae do Lugh;

341] & roboth sect mblíadnai oca foichill & ag dénom a n-arm.

342]

Is dei aspert fris, 'Arfolmais cath mbrisi.' Conid dei atpert an

343] Morrígan fri Lug, 'Diuchtrai cein cuild ansaim slaidither truasfidir

344] troich tarret brothlach mbodhmhou indraither túatha do-agath-diuchtra

345] cein .d. c.'

346]

Boí Figol mac Mámais an draí og taircetal an catha & oc nertodh

347] Túath nDéa, gonad and atbert, 'Firfidhir nith na boto tria agh tithris

348] muir ninglas nemnadbeo brogoll brofidh airideu doifid Lug

349] Lamfhadae. Brisfid bemionna uathmara Ogmae orruderc dó iar-beo

350] rig. Soifider cisai, nófither bethai, ticfithir airim ethae, maigfithir

351] blicht túatha. Bithsaer cach ina flaithmaigh. Cenmair tairgebai bith

352] bioas bithsaer cách niba daer nech; a núadha focichart-de rind nith,

353] & firfider nith. f. n.'

Boí tegdas den Dagdae a nGlionn Edin antúaith. Baí dano

355] bandál forsin Dagdae dia blíadhnae {folio 66b}imon Samain an catha oc Glind

356] Edind. Gongair an Unius la Connachta frioa andes.

357]

Co n-acu an mnaí a n-Unnes a Corand og nide, indarna cos dí fri

358] Allod Echae (.i. Echuinech) fri husci andes alole fri Loscondoib fri

359] husce antúaith. Noí trillsi taitbechtai fora ciond. Agoillis an Dagdae

360] hí & dogníad óentaich. Lige ina Lánomhnou a ainm an baile ó sin. Is

361] hí an Morrígan an uhen-sin isberur sunn.

Itbert-si íarum frisin Dagdae deraghdis an Fomore a tír .i. a

363] Maug (S)cétne, & ara garudh an Dagdae óes ndánu Érionn aro

364] cend-si for Ádh Unsen; & noragad-si hi Scétne do admillid ríg na

365] Fomore .i. Indech mac Déi Domnann a ainm, & dohérudh-si crú a

366] cride & áirned a gailie úadh. Dobert-si didiu a dí bois den crú-sin deno

367] slúagaib bátar ocon indnaidhe for Ádh Unsen. Bai "Áth Admillte"

368] íarum a ainm ónd admillid-sin an ríog.


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Degníth íerum lesin óes ndánou ind sen, & docachnotar brechtau

370] for slúagaib na Fomore.

Sechtmad rie Samain sen, & scaruis cách oroile dóib go

372] comairnectar fir Érenn uili a llá rie Samain. Sé tríchaid cét a llíon .i.

373] dá tríchad cét gech trin.

Foídes íerum Lug an Dagdae de tascélad forsna Fomhoraib &

375] dia fuirech go tíostaeis fir Érenn den cath.

Luid íerum an Dagdae go loggfort na Fomore & cunges cairde

377] cathai forrai. Dobreth dó amal conanoic. Degníther lite dó lasna

378] Fomori, & ba dia cudbiud ón, oir ba mór serc liten lais-sium. Nos-lintar

379] core cóecduirn an ríog dóu a ndechotar cetri ficet sesrai do

380] lemlacht & a cubat cétnai de men & béoil. Doberthar gabair & cóerig &

381] mucau indtie, & nos-combruithiter lei. Nosdórtiter a nderc talman

382] dóu, & atbert fris noimbérthau fair bás mono tomledh ule; ar dáig ná

383] berud écnach Fomore co rocaithed a sáidh.

Gabois íer sin a léig, & ba himaircithe go tallfad lánomain ina

385] lige foro láur na léghie. It é didiu mírionn fordu-rauhotar inde:

386] lethau tindei & cethromthu bloinge.

Is ann adbert in Dagdae, 'Fó bioath ind so má rosaigh a broth

388] an rosaig a blas.' An tan immorro noberid an lég láun ina béolu, is

389] adn adberedh, ''Nís-collet a mícuirne,' ol in sruith.'

Dobert-sium immorro a mér cromm tar domain an dercu fo

391] derid iter úr & grioan. Dolluid cotlud foair íerum ar caitem a liten. Ba

392] méidithir scabol tige a bolc fair, gon tibsid im sodain na Fomore.

Luid úaidib íerum co Trácht Aebae. Níruho herosai trá den

394] láech imdecht lie méit a bronn. Ba drochruid a congraim: cochlíne

395] go bac a dí ullend. Inor aodhar imbe go foph a tónai. Gabol gicca

396] rothach feidm ochtair ina diaid, go mba lór do clod coicríce a slicht

397] 'na degaidh. Gonad dei dogaror Slicht Loirge an Dagdai. Is ed

398] denucht lebar penntol. Dá bróicc imbe di croicinn capoild & a find

399] sechtoir.

400]

A mboí íerum og imdect co n-acu an n-ingen foro cind go ndeilb

401] nderscoighte. Sí cáemtrilsich. Luid menmo an Dagdai díi, acht

402] náruho túaloigg lia a proinn. Gabois an ingen fora cáinedh, gabais

403] an ingen for imtrascrad fris. Fucerd cor de go ráinec go bac a tónai hi

404] tolamh. Dos-n-éco go handíaraid & atbert, 'Quid ro-mba dam, a

405] ingin,' ol sé, 'dom cor dom conair cáir?'


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406] 'Is airi ro-mba det: gonum-rugae ford' muin luet conam-rabor a

407] ticc mo athar.'

408] 'Cúich athair?' ol sé.

409] 'Ingen-su ém,' ol sí, 'd'Indech mac Dé Domnann.'

410]

Duscaru aitherrach & slaithe go léir, gorolín na futhorbe imbe do

411] caindiubur a pronn; & nos-égnither gondo-ruccoud fora muin fo thrí.

412] Atbert-sum ba ges dóu breth neich lais nád ebérad a ainm fris. 'Cía

413] hainm-si didiu?' ar sise.

414] 'Fer Benn,' ar é-sium.

415] 'Imforcraid n-anmo son!' ar sise. 'Atraí, nom-ber for mhuin, a

416] Fir Benn.'

417] 'Ní hedh mh'ainm ámh,' bar é-sium.

418]

'Ceist?' ar sí. {folio 67a}

419] 'Fer Penn Brúach,' ar é-sim.

420] 'Atraoí nom-bir ford' muin, a Fir Benn Brúach,' ar sise.

421] 'Ní hedh mh'ainm,' ar é-sim.

422] 'Ceist?' ol sise. Nos-tic díi ule taris. Tic-sí didiu for sliocht-seom

423] and co n-epert, 'Atraí nom-ber ford' muin, a Fir Benn Bruaich

424] Brogaill Broumide Cerbad Caic Rolaig Builc Labair Cerrce Di Brig

425] Oldathair Boith Athgen mBethai Brightere Trí Carboid Roth

426] Rimairie Riog Scotbe Obthe Olaithbe. Drennar rig d-dar fringar fegar

427] frendirie. Atraoí, nom-ber di sunnae!'

428] 'Ná himber cuitbiud form ní bos móu, a ingen,' al sé.

429] 'Bid atégen tacuo,' al síe.

430]

Is íarum gonglóisie asin derc íar telcodh a prond. Sech ba hairi sin

431] boí furech na hingene dó-som go cíoan móir. Atraoí-sium íerum, &

432] gabaid an ingen foro muin; & dobert téorae clochau ina cris. Ocus

433] dofuit cech cloch ar úair aire-ocus atberud batar íat a ferdai

434] derocratar úad. Lingthe an ingen foair & doslais tara tóin é, &

435] lomortar a caither frithrosc. Gondric íerum ion Dagdae frie a

436] bancharoid, & dogníead cairdene íerum. Atá a llátrach for Trácht

437] Eoboile áit a comarnachtar.

438]

Is and sen atbert an ingen fris-siem, 'Ní ragae ám den cath cipé

439] toucht,' al in phen.

440] 'Ragat écin,' ol in Dagdae.

441] 'Ní rogae,' ol en ben, 'ar boam cloch-sou a mbéulai gech áthau

442] nod-ragau.'

443] 'Bid fír,' or ion Dagdae, 'acht ním-gébou dei. Ragat-so go trén

444] tar cech n-alich, & biaid látraoch mo sáulu-sau i ngech ailic go

445] brath.'

446] 'Bid fír, acht bud síos consúfiter cona aicither. Ní rago torm-sai

447] gom m-árail maccu Tethra hi sídaib. Ar bon rail-sie daruch i ncech

448] áth & i ngech belaig not-ragai.'

449] 'Ragat écin,' al in Dagdae, 'ocus bieid látrach mo bélo-sai io


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450] ncech dair go bráth.' (Co n-epert as eth látrach béluo an Dagdai.)

451] Atbert-si íerum, 'Légaitir na Fomore a tír,' ol síe, 'ar táncotar fir(u)

452] Érenn ulie go háeninodh.' Atbert-si dano noríastrabadh-sí no

453] Fomore, & docachnopad forrai, & arin-imreth-somh ceird marbthaig

454] na gíce forro-ocus nogébad-si a hóenor nómad rann forin slóug.

Tecoid íerum na Fomore co mbátar a ndichmaid a Scétne. Bátar

456] fir(u) Érenn immorro i mMoigh Aurfholaigh. Bátar íerum ag imnesie

457] cathai in dá slúag-so.

458] 'An cauth arfolmotar fir Érenn de tabairt dúdn?' al Pres mac

459] Elathan fri hIndech mac Dé Domnann.

460] 'Dobiur-so inoen,' ol Indech, 'cumbat minai a cnámhae mina

461] érnet a cáno.'

Buí comairli lia firu Érenn im nemlégodh Logai isin cath, ara

463] coime. Go nderochtor a noí n- oide die comét .i. Tollusdam &

464] Echdam & Eru, Rechtaid Fionn & Fosadh & Fedlimidh, Iubor &

465] Scibar & Minn. Ecol leo íerum mochscélie den óclaích ar imot a dán.

466] As airie nár'télgsit din cath.

Rotinálid trá maithe Túath nDé Danann go Luch.

468] Roimcomhoirc a gaboinn .i. Gaibne, cía cumong conánocuir dóib.

'Ní anse,' al sé. 'Gé bet fir Érenn isin cath go cenn secht

470] mblíatan, gaí detáet dia crunn ann nó claidem memais ann, tarcéba

471] arm núa úam-sai ina inoth. Nach rind degéno mo lám-so,' ol sé, 'ní

472] focertar imrold de. Nach cnes i ragae noco blasfe bethaid de íer sin.

473] Níbo gníthe do Dulb gobhae na Fomore annísin. Atú dom cor do

474] cath Muige Turedh anosa.'

475] {folio 67b}

'Os tusai, a Díen Cécht,' or Lug, 'cía cumogg conicid-si ém?'

'Ní anse,' ol síe. 'Nach fer géntor ann, acht mona bentor a

477] cedn de, nó mani tesctar srebonn a inchinde nó a smir smentuinde,

478] bodh ógsláun lim-su 'sin cath arabhároch.'

'Os tusai, a Crédne,' or Lugh frie cerd, 'caide do cumong isin

480] cath?'

'Ní anse,' ar Crédne. 'Semonn a ngaí & dornclai a cloidim &

482] cobraid a scíath & a mbile rusia lim-sai dóip ule.'


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'Os tusa, a Luchta,' or Luog frie a sóer, 'cía cumong rosta

484] 'sin cath?'

'Ní anse,' or Luchtai. 'A ndóethain scíath & crand sleg rosiae

486] lem-sai dóib ule.'

'Os tussa, a Oghmau,' ol Lug frie a trénfher, 'caide do

488] cumong isin cath?'

'Ní anse,' ol síe. 'Digguháil and ríog lia dingbáil trí nónuhar

490] dia cairdib, la gabáil in catha go trian la firu Érenn.'

'Os tussa, a Morríghan,' ol Lug, 'cía cumang?'

'Ní anse,' ol sí, 'ar-rosisor; dosifius do-sseladh; ar-roselus,

493] aros-dibu nos-ríastais.'

'Os sib-sie, a corrgunechai,' al Lugh, 'cía cumang?'

'Ní anse,' ar na corrguinidhgh. 'A mbuind bánai forra íarn'

496] trascrad trienar cerd-ne, go romarbtar a n-aiscid; ocus dá trian a

497] neirt do gaid foraib, lie forgabáil aru fúal.'

'Os sib-sie, a deoguhairi,' or Lug, 'cía cumong?'

'Ní anse,' ar na deogbore. 'Dobéraim-ne robhar ítadh foraib,

500] & nemfhogbáil dige dia cusc dóib.'

'Os sib-sie, a druíde,' ol Luog, 'cía cumong?'

'Ní anse,' ar na druíde. 'Dobérom-ne cetha tened fo gnúisib

503] no Fomore gonar'fétad fégodh a n-ardou, corus-gonot fou cumas

504] iond óicc bet ag imgoin friu.'

'Os tusai, a Corpri meic Étnai,' or Luog frie a filid, 'cía

506] cumang condoid isin cath?'

'Ní anse,' ol Corpri. 'Degén-sai gláim ndícind dóuib, & nus-óerub

508] & nus-anfíalub cona gébat frie hócu trie bricht mo dána-sa.'

'Os siuh-sie, a Uhé Culde & a Dinand,' or Lug fria dá

510] bantúathaid, 'cía cumang connai isin cath?'


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'Ní anse,' ol síed. 'Dolbfamid-ne na cradnai & na clochai &

512] fódai an talmon gommod slúag fon airmgaisciud dóib; co rainfed hi

513] techedh frie húatbás & craidenus.'

'Os tussa, a Dagdai,' ol Lug, 'cía cumang connic for slúag na

515] Fomhore isin cath?'

'Ní anse,' ol in Dagdae. 'Dugén-sa leath fria feru Érenn eter

517] cáemslecht & admilliud & amaidichtai. Bud lir bomonn egai fua cosaib

518] gregai a cnáimreth fum luirg an fecht-sie, áit a comraicid

519] díabulnámod for raí Muige Tuired.'

Ruaicill trá Luch cách ar uair díb fria a ndánoib ón mud-sin, &

521] rus-nert & rus-aicill a slúag combo menmanrad rígh nó roflathua la

522] cech fer díb fon cruth-sin.

Rosernatai trá an cath cech láei eter fine Fomra & Thúatha

524] Déa, acht namaá ní bótar rígh nó ruirig oga tabairt, acht óes féigh

525] forúallach namá.

Ba ingnad trá liasna Fomore alaill tárfas dóib isin cath. Botar

527] cloíte a n-airm-sie .i. a ngaoí & a cloidme; ocus an romarbad dia

528] feruib-sium ní ticdis íernabháruch. Níba edh immorro de Túathaib

529] Déa: ar cía noclodis a n-airm-sium andíu, atgainidis amuhárach fo

530] bíth roboí Goibnenn goba isin cerdchai ag dénam calc & gaí & sleg.

531] Ar dogníth-side na harma-sin fria téorai grésai. Dogníth dano

532] Luchtaine sóer na crondo fri téora {folio 68a} snasau, & ba féith an tres snas &

533] ata-indsmad hi cró an gaí. Ó robídis arm de isin leth ina cerdchai

534] dobidcet-som na cróu cusna crandoib, & níbo hécin aitherrach

535] indsma dóib. Dugníth dano Crédne cerd na semonn fri téorai gréssai,

536] & dobidged cró na ngáu díb, & níbo écen tairbir remib; & noglentais

537] samlaid.

Is edh dano doberiud bruth isna hógaib nogontais ann, comtar

539] ániu íarnauhárach: fo bíth roboí Díen Cécht & a dí mac & a ingen .i.

540] Ochttríuil & Airmedh & Míach oc dícetul foran tibrait .i. Sláine a

541] hainm. Focertdidis a n-athgoíte indte immairlestis; botar bí notégdis

542] esde. Batir slán a n-athgoíte tre nert an dícetail na cethri lege

543] robátar imon tibrait.


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Tánic didiu frisna Fomore annísin, go tudciset-som fer n-úadaibh

545] de déscin cathai & cosdotha Túath nDéa .i. Rúadán mac

546] Bresi & Bríghi ingene in Dagdai. Ar ba mac-side & ba úa do Thúaith

547] Déa. Atcuaid íerum gním an gaphonn & ant sáeir & an cerdou & na

548] cetri lége rouhátar imon tibrait do Fomoraib. Rofaíded-som afridisie

549] fri marbod neich den óes dána .i. Gaibniu. Tothloigestar gai ó ssoide,

550] a semonn ón cerdai, & a crand ónt sóer. Debreth íerum amal asbert.

551] Baí dano ben and fri bleth arm .i. Crón máthair Fíanluig; is í rus-meil

552] gaí Rúadáin. Dobreth dí Rúadán didiu an gaí ó máthri, conud de

553] sin doberar "gaí máthri" de garmnaib beus a n-Érinn.

Immesoí didiu Rúadán íer tabairt in gaí dó, & geogoin

555] Goibninn. Tíscais-side an gaí as & fochaird for Rúadán co lluid trít; &

556] co n-érbailt ar bélaib a athar a n-oirecht na Fomore. Tic Bríc & cáines

557] a mac. Éghis ar tós, goilis fo deog. Conud and sin roclos gol & égem

558] ar tós a n-Érinn. (Is sí didiu an Prích-sin roairich feit do caismeirt a n-oidci.)

559]

Luid trá Gaibniu fon tibrait & ba slán-side. Bai ócláech lasno

561] Fomore .i. Octríallach mac Indich meic Déi Domnann, mac ríg

562] Fomore. Atbert-side frisna Fomore aro tabroidis cloich cech áinfir

563] leo de clochaib Drobésa do cor ar tibrait Sláine a n-Achad Abla fri

564] Magh Tuired andíar, fri Loch n-Arboch antúaid. Lotar didiu, &

565] doberod cloich cech fir forin tiprait. Gonud de atá Carn

566] Ochtríaldaig foran carn. Ainm n-aild dano din tibroid-sin Loch

567] Luibe, ar dobered Díen Cécht ind cech losa rouhótar a n-Éri.

Ó tánic trá airis an cathai móir, atrárochtor na Fomore asa

569] scoraibh sechtair & derónsud catha daiggne dítogladai díb. Ní rabhu

570] trá airich nó fer egnnamae díob cen lúirig friae chnes, cen catbarr

571] fora cend, cin manaís muirnig 'na deis, gen cloidim tromgér fora

572] cris, gen scíeth daiggen fora formnai. Ba "bém cinn fri hald," ba

573] "lárum a net natrach," ba "haigedh go tenid" cor fri slúag na Fomore

574] isin ló-sin.

Robtar íet-so ríg & toísich rouhátar og nertadh slúaig na

576] Fomore .i. Balor mac Doit meic Néid, Bres mac Elathon, Tuirie

577] Tortbuillech mac Lobois, Goll & Irgold, Loscennlom mac

578] Lomglúinigh, Indeach mac Dé Domnann rí na Fomore, Octríallach

579] mac Indich, {folio 68b} Omna & Bagnai, Elotha mac Delbáeth


p.58

580]

Atrachtotar Túatha Dé Danann don leth eli, & dofágaibsid a

581] naíe céli ag comét Logai, & lotar do oiris an catha. In tan íerum segar

582] an cath, conselu Lug asa coimét a mboí ina cairptech, gombo hé baí

583] ar inchaib catha Túath nDéa. Roferud trá imairec áith amnas and so

584] eter fine Fomra & firu Érenn. Boí Lug og nertad fer n-Érenn co

585] roferdais go dícra an cath fo dégh ná beidis a ndoíri ní bod sírie. Ar

586] ba ferr dúoib bás d'fhogáil oc díden a n-athardho indás beith fo doíri

587] & fou cís amal rouhátar. Conid and rocan Lug an cétal-so síos, for

588] lethcois & letsúil timchell fer n-Erenn.

589]

'Arotroi cat comartan! Isin cathirgal robris comlondo forslecht-slúaig

590] silsiter ria sluagaib sioabrai iath fer fomnai. Cuifecithai fir gen

591] rogain lentor gala. Fordomaisit, fordomcloisid, forandechraiged, fir

592] duib: becc find nomtam-. Fó! Fó! Fé! Fé! Clé! Amainsi! Noefit-man-n

593] ier nelscoth-trie trencerdaib druag. Nimcredbod catha fri

594] cricha; nesit-mede midege fornemairces forlúachoir loisces martal-tshuides

595] martorainn trogais. Incomairsid fri cech naie, go comair

596] Ogma sachu go comair nem & talom, go comair grioan & esqu. Drem

597] niadh mo drem-sie duib. Mo sluag so sluag mor murnech

598] mochtsailech bruithe nertoirech rogenoir et-dacri ataforroi cath

599] comortai. Arotrai.'

Ros-láisiud na slúaig gáir mór oc dol isin cath. Conráncotar

601] íer sin, & rogab cách for trúasdrad a céile díbbh.

Mór do cóemaib derochrotar ann a mbúailie báis. Mór ant ár &

603] an lechtloide roboí ann. Roboí úall & imnáire and leth for leth. Buí

604] ferg & borrfad. Ba himgae réun folu tar gelcnius móethócláech ann

605] íerna léudh do lámaiuh létmiuch oc teicht a ngáuhad ar imbnárie. Ba

606] hamnas muirn & saitoi na curud & na láth ngali ic immdítin a ngáe & a

607] scíath & a courp ind taun nus-bítis a céli ica trúastrud denaib gaíb &

608] denaib cloidbiuh. Amnas dano an tarneuch ruboí and sechnón an

609] cathae .i. gáir na láechraidí & presimb na scíath, loindreuch & fedgairi

610] na cloidhim & na calc ndéd, cairchiu & grindegur na saicidbolc, sían &

611] etigud na foghaid & na ngabluch, & priscbémniuch na n-armb.

Es bec trá ná comráncatar inn a mméur ocus a coss ocin

613] imtúarcain; co tuislitis assa sessam lie slimreth na foluo fou cossaib

614] na míliodh, co mmbentaeis a cinno díob ana suidip. Conúargabud

615] cath crótdae, créchtocch, bróineuch, fuilech, ocus rurássa unnsenn hi

616] crobaiph bídbad ann-side.


p.60

Derocair dano Núodai Aircetláum ocus Maucha ingen

618] Ernmoiss lie Balur uí Nét. Duceur Cassmóel lie hOgtríallug mac n-Indich.

619] Imma-comairnic de Luc & di Bolur Birugderc esin cath. Súil

620] milldagach le suide. Ní ho(r)scailtie inn sóul acht i rroí catae nammá.

621] Cetrar turcbaud a malaig die shól conu drolum omlithi triena malaig.

622] Slúoach do-n-éceud darsan sól, nín-géptis fri hócco, cíe pidis lir

623] ilmíli. Es de boí inn nem-sin fuirri(r) .i. druíth a adhar bótar oc

624] fulucht draígechtae. Tánic-seum & ruderc tarsan fundéoic, co

625] ndechaid dé en foulachtae fuithi gonid forsan súil dodecaid nem an

626] {folio 69a} foulachta íer sin. Condrecat íerum Luc. Is (n)ann isbert Lucc: 'Odeo

627] cietoi fir bic ciabith imbá inlá biu fo ló marbu duit.'

628] Balor dixit, 'Foriathmaigi alfois filiu fon' fola immusriad riadha

629] fo comrac sil silme amsil amnus fen.'

630] Lug-dixit, 'Is tu torat-Lughdech lisbertac totsili dotoirrse pu mo

631] cloidim dotgart mo tuili mo cerdae cles tuatha. Bid olc de cuanaib fal

632] Fomoiri fo tuili fo trethan duib fo tonnae lia ciptuccai conaib dinn.

633] Niberaid mes na blicht. Niberaid arith ith niberaid eraig aigthe. Aic!

634] Aic! Fe! Fe! Ni focen tis-sta naithech nes bretach bithmaru

635] inarbraind beg antetru tromma fortaibsin troga forlica lim. Os me

636] Lug namfadbid oldam dilaim denaith duilem fordiacimdes gene os-gene

637] nomnasaid mo carp-nitaidlibthi tres ceptucas atbrothru fo

638] tonnaib lirdib. Linaid tethru trestuath commilae mara melli cr-i

639] cruaid. Caramain bith aithis for farmnaib dea. Tetrais tuli maru

640] luadaib. Cloidem cosst-druad menmaind logha luaithe gaithe donal

641] druag frasaib tenid ten'al leom-laindr-greine gili escie.'

'Tócaib mo malaig, a gille,' al Balor, 'co ndoécius an fer

643] rescach fil ocom acallaim.'

Tócauhar a malae dia deirc Baloir. Fucaird Luc íer sin líic

645] talma dó, co ndechaid an súil triena cend. Conid a slúag bodessin

646] derécacha. Co torcair four slúag na Fomore conda-apatar trí

647] nónuhair díb foua tóeb; co mboí a mullach frie bruinni n-Indig meic

648] Dé Domnann co sescaind a loim foulae tara béola-side.


p.62

'Congarar dam-sae,' ar Indiuch, 'Lúoch Lethglass .i. mo

650] fhili.' (.i. lethglass é ó talmain go mulluch a cinn.) Totáed 'na docum.

651] 'Finnta dam-sa,' ol Indeach, 'cía rotollae form-sa in n-orchur-sai.'

652]

'Cía erna isan cath conn conacherna cid riun- ramid aratoruad

653] ann rie cach gid form memais aratorad (.i. ara tuate) afrecol.'

654]

Is ann isbert Lúog Lethglas, 'Aisnes cie fer, snedcuruch, serig,

655] slechtach, lathcorauch latras ailig nesomain a tailm tatbem bag

656] brissius derc, toraich drech dorig buadgalaigh Baluir tnuthgal-tinnfhir.'

657]

658]

Is ann isbert Lug na bríatra-sa sís, aga fregrae: 'Rola fer

659] nachadais nachadcaru nandidceil nachidceala cerdaib errad. Is me,

660] Lug lonnbemnech, mac Qind mac Ethlend is mo brighfas firgal-dercaib

661] damus cath co fergaib mor- memais foirb Fom-ib maraib

662] coraid míadach ciptuctai tuath es mratach ealluch. Is lidh troig

663] dodob-comci corud cathminn-n ar roi, roínfimni nert traetf-er f- fercc

664] fesaib dea nidur fulriudai f- ar fodb fesmai dorngalaib a cath.'

665]

Is ann ispert Lóch, 'Cengmai cichsimiu cetaib Fomoiri ferdae

666] nihinnist-imon fosem feocraib drongaluib drongaib catbuiden

667] bairnnech cethern cengmai duibh dobortig dounith nimtorbae rind

668] nimairic nimthimomna teitbe lorae loghae línn uaib Fomoiri fri

669] hEalg.'

670] Friscart Luch, 'Bid go dait,' ar Lug, 'ar bid doi uaig do

671] forndiuire ragad e-ad doncath irach atogena- galeng abar rae rig

672] Fomoiri trentuich f- Neíd.'

673] Is ann ispert Lúoch, {folio 69b}'Bid go det, a Lugh lethsuanaigh fonel nithed

674] moenrain-ib fria far tiachta fri taig intretresa tet martaib frilerg

675] intatlia lethcruidh slogaib srothaib saothnu allaib maraib níthuib. Ni

676] tadhna len luaith tumme ferc f- neocroide iar nár sirslanaib echaib

677] nitadled armuriu laigniu fri uaraib oldama nidad tu-s buadaich fri

678] foepra fichid cath ceol- cufil sudighud fria. Nach doich duo iariaich

679] dianath doncath irriaich sudf- luachair dercmaighi fulriutha d-magh

680] médiu.'


p.64

Tánic in Morrígan ingen Ernmusa anduidhe & boí oc nertad

682] Túath nDéa co fertois an cath co dúr & co dícrai. Conid ann

683] rocachain in laíd-se sís: 'Afraigid rig don cath! rucat- gruaide

684] aisnethir rossa ronnat- feola, fennát- enech, ethát- catha -rruba

685] segatar ratha radatar fleda fechatar catha, canát- natha, noat- druith

686] denait- cuaird cuimnit-. Arca alat- ide sennat- deda tennat- braigit

687] blathnuight- tufer cluinethar eghme ailit- cuaird cathit- lochtai lúet-

688] ethair snaat- arma scothait- sronai. Atci cach rogenair ruadcath

689] dergbandach dremnad fiachlergai foeburlai. Fri uab- rusmeb-

690] renarmársrotaib sinne fri fur foab- líni Fomoire i margnaich

691] incanaigh copraich aigid fiach dorar friarsolga garuh dálaig formdes-

692] rodbadh samlaidh dergbandaib dam aimcritaighid connaechta

693] sameth donncuridh dibur fercurib fristongarar.'

Romebhaid íerum in cauth íer sin, & roslechtait na Fomore co

695] muir. Dorochratar comtuitim Ogmae mac Ealauthan an trénfer &

696] Indeouch mac Dé Domnaund rí na Fomore.

Áilis Lóch Leuthglas for Lucch a anacul.

698] 'Mo trí drinnroisc daum!' for Luch.

'Rod-bie,' our Lóch. 'Dingébat-sa fochail Fomore d'Érinn co

700] práuth; & a ngébas di teungae, íocfaid fri diaid mbeuthaud ar cach

701] n-aingceus.'

Aunauchta Lóch íerum. Is ann cachain "In Dáil n-Asdadha"

703] do Gaídelaib.

704] 'Gébaid foss findgrinde, descca doine doman tuircebat ceth-torel

705] aurblathaib ticfait ioth sceo mblicht, morad indber, armesaib

706] marcainib dossuib drongaib darach ocridhiu icribcedhaib celar bron

707] berar failti fira fomcichet grian glessaib saorcaomaib. Sinaib serntar

708] fir fletigib ailtiu astath-f-comfercca cridhiu. Celid Fomoire fairrcce,

709] findcasrao, sitt bitha banba echtguidi echtrann, & suthaine feraib

710] finncluiche forbarsed ondiu, cobrath, bid sid ar Fomoire ind Ere.'

Asbert Lóch dano dobéradh airm di naí cairptip Lochca ara

712] anacul. Asbert dano Lucc ara n-ainmniged. Friscart Loch cond-epert,

713] 'Luachta, Anagat, Achad, Feochair, Fer, Golla, Fosad,

714] Cráeb, Carpat.'

'Ceist: cíe hanmanna na n-aradh robátar inn immorro?'

716] 'Medol, Medón, Moth, Mothach, Foimtinne, Tenda, Tres,

717] Morb.'


p.66

'Cíe hanmanna na ndeled bátar 'na lámaib?'

719] 'Ní anse. Fes, Res, Roches, Anagar, Ilach, Canna, Ríadha,

720] Buaid.'

'Cíe hanmanna na n-ech?'

722] 'Can, Doríadha, Romuir, Laisad, Fer Forsaid, Sroban,

723] Airchedal, Ruagar, Illann, Allríadha, Rocedal.'

'Ceist: cíe líon ind áir?' for Lucc fri Lóch.

725] 'Ní fedar cía líon do aithechaib & do drabarslúag. Mad an líon

726] d'oíctichernaib & d'airechaib & do ánradaib & do maccuib rígh & do

727] airdrígaib Fomore rofetar .i. triar trí fichit .l. cét fer, .xx. cét trí cóicait

728] .íx. cúicir cetri .xx. míle, ochtar ocht fichit móirseser cetri .xx. seiser

729] cetri .xx. cóicer ocht fichit, dias cethrachat im {folio 70a} húa Net nóicait. Is hé

730] sin líon ind áir dorochair di airdrígaib & do airdticernaib na Fomore

731] isin cath.'

'Mad a llíon immorro di aithechaib & di drochdoiniu & di

733] dáoscarslúag & d'áos cecha dánae olchenae diloutar a comoidecht an

734] mársluaig-aur dideochaid cech ánrad & cech ardtoísech & cech

735] airdrí de Fomorchaib cona sochraide din chauth, co torcradaur adn

736] uili, a soír & a ndaoír-nís-n-áirmium acht úothad di modhagaib na

737] n-airdrígh namáu. Iss ed adn so aun líon roáirmios di suidhiu amal

738] attconnaurc: secht fir secht fichit secht cét secht cáocae .l. di cétaib

739] cét .xx. fichi cét cét .xl. immon Saub n-Úanchendach mac Carpri

740] Cuilc, mac-sidhe moga di Indeuch mac Dé Domnadn (.i. mac moga

741] rích Fomore).'

'Mad a ndochair adn chena de lethdoínib & di crandasctib

743] fíanlaich, di neoch nád roacht cridiu cathae-co roháirmither

744] renda nime, & gainem maurae, & lóae snechtae, & drúcht for faichthi,

745] & bommadn eghae, & féur fo cossaib greghae, & groigh meic Lir la

746] máurainfini-ní háirmidter-side iter.'

Íar sin dono fríth báoccul Bresi meic Elathan dóip. Atbert-sidhe,

748] 'Is feurr m'anacul,' ol sé, 'oldáss mo guin.'

'Cid ann-side biass de?' aur Lucc.

750] 'Bid sírblechtach báe Erenn,' ol Pres, 'díaenom-aunastar-sa.'

751] 'Comarfas-sa díar ngáothuib,' or Lug.

Is de sin luid Lug co Maoíltne Mórbrethach co n-epert pris,

753] 'An n-anustar Bres ar bithblicht do búaibh Érenn?'

'Nach anustair,' ar Móeltne. 'Nád cumhaicc a n-óes nach

755] a n-indoth, ce choni a mblicht airet beat bí.'


p.68

Atpert Lug fria Bres, 'Ní ed annísin not-anuig; nád cuimgi a n-óes

757] nach a n-inddoth, ce chonis a mblicht.'

Atpert Bres, 'Forbotha rúada roicht Maíltne.'

'An fil n-aill nut-ain, a Bres?' ar Lug.

760]

'Fil écin. Abair fri bar mbrethiomain bibsiutt búain cech ráithi ar

761] m'anocol-sa.'

Atbert Lug fria Móeltne, 'An n-anustar Bres ar búain n-eta

763] cech ráithi di feruib Érenn?'

'Is ed imma-n-airnicc lind,' or Maoíltne. 'Errach fria har &

765] sílad, & tosach samraid fri foircend & sonairti n-etha, & tossach n-aipchi

766] foghamair fri forcend aipchi n-etha, & fria búain. Gaimred fria

767] tomalta.'

'Nís-tessaircc annísin,' or Lug fria Bres.

769] 'Forbotha rúada roicht Maíltni,' or sé.

'Is luga dot-essaircc,' or Lug.

771] 'Cid?' ol Bres.

'Cocon ebrad, co sílfad, co chobibsad fir Érenn? Is íar fis an

773] tréde-siu, manad-anustar.'

774] 'Abair friu, 'Mairt a n-ar; Mairt hi corad síl a ngurt; Mairt a n-imbochdt.''

775]

Roléccad ass didiu Bres triasan celg-sin.

Isan cath-sin didiu fúair Oghma trénfer Ornai, claidiomh

778] Tethra rí Fomore. Tofoslaicc Ogma in claideb & glanais hé. Is and

779] sin roindis an claideb nach ndernad de, ar ba béss do claidbib an

780] tan-sin dotorsilcitis doadhbadis na gnímha dogníthea díb in tan-sin.

781] Conid de sin dlegaid claidme cíos a nglantai íarna tosluccad. Is de

782] dano forcométar brechda hi cloidbib ó sin amach. Is aire immorro

783] nolabraidis demna d'armaib isan aimsir-sin ar noadraddis airm ó

784] daínib isin ré-sin & ba do comaircib na haimsire-sin na hairm. Is don

785] cloidibh-sin rochacain Lóch Lethglas in láid-si: 'Admell ma Orna,

786] uath cath, cule leccla, fristethaind tuind formna f-roir is ress ningalne

787] amtri locha lochaurbe imlias luch loeg trimchim am trichtaigh tighi

788] fuaibne mifualang tighe tethrae toetrau dobert mor fodriru Fal

789] Fomhoire foenda for Balur benn bas-alan Fomhor-lelgi mac Ethne

790] uili aoinfecht ferse colom cathram-ransi fodb fersamhle fersi

791] cetharslichd fhid serbh armarmíadh. Ainm aili fes- fuil tethr- hitus

792] faidter fuirtbe mong diafurbidh f-ruiris ilur fuil- Oghme.'


p.70

Loutar a ndiaid na Fomore dano Lug & an Daghdou & Ogma,

794] ar cruitire an Dagda ro-n-ucsad leo, Úaitniu a ainm. {folio 70b} Rosaghad

795] íerum a flettech a mboí Bres mac Elathan & Elathan mac Delbaíth. Is

796] ann boí in crot forin fraighid. Is sí in cruit sin ara nenaisc na céola

797] conarofhograidhsetor tria gairm co ndegart in Dagda in tan atbert

798] ann so sís,

799] 'Tair Daur Dá Bláo,'

800] 'Tair Cóir Cethairchuir,'

801] 'Tair sam, tair gam,'

802] 'Béola crot & bolg & buinne!'

803] (Dá n-ainm dano bátar foran cruit-sin .i. Dur Dá Blá & Cóir

804] Cethairchuir.)

Doluid an crot assan froig íerum, & marbais nonbór & tánuicc

806] docum an Daghda; & sepainn-sie a trédhi fora nemthigthir cruitiri

807] dóib .i. súantraigi & genntraigi & golltraigi. Sephainn golltraigi dóib

808] co ngolsad a mná déracha. Sephainn genntraigi dóib co tibsiot a mná

809] & a macraith. Sephainn súantraigi dóib contuilset ant slúaigh. Is de

810] sen diérlátar a triur slán úaidib-cíamadh áil a ngoin.

Dobert an Dagda diu laiss tria gém na dairti dobreth dó ara

812] sóethar; ar in tan rogéssi a gaimmain rogeltatar cetri Érinn uili do

813] neoch bertatar Fomore díp ina cíos.

Íar mbrisiud íerum an catha & íar nglanad ind áir, fochard an

815] Morrígan ingen Ernmais do táscc an catha-sin & an coscair móair

816] forcóemnochair ann do rídingnaib Érenn & dia sídhcairib, & dia

817] arduscib & dia inberaiph. Conid do sin inneses Badb airdgníomha

818] beus. 'Nach scél laut?' ar cách friai-se ann suide.

819]

'Sith co nem. Nem co doman. Doman fo ním, nert hi cach, án

820] forlann, lan do mil, mid co saith. Sam hi ngam, gai for sciath, sciath

821] for durnd. Dunad lonngarg; longait-tromfoíd fod di uí ross forbiur

822] benna abu airbe imetha. Mess for crannaib, craob do scis scis do áss

823] saith do mac mac for muin, muinel tairb tarb di arccoin odhb do

824] crann, crann do ten. Tene a nn-ail. Ail a n-uír uích a mbuaib boinn a

825] mbru. Brú lafefaid ossglas iaer errach, foghamar forasit etha. Iall do

826] tir, tir co trachd lafeabrae. Bidruad rossaib síraib rithmár, 'Nach scel

827] laut?' Sith co nemh, bidsirnae .s.'


p.72

Boí-si íarum oc taircetul deridh an betha ann beus, & oc

829] tairngire cech uilc nobíad ann, & cech teadma & gach díglau; coníd

830] ann rocachain an laíd-se sís:

831] 'Ni accus bith nombeo baid: sam cin blatha, beti bai cin blichda,

832] mna can feli, fir gan gail. Gabala can righ rinna ulcha ilmoigi beola

833] bron, feda cin mes. Muir can toradh. Tuir bainbthine immat moel

834] rátha, fás a forgnam locha diersit- dinn atrifit- linn lines sechilar

835] flaithie faoilti fria holc, ilach imgnath gnuse ul-. Incrada docredb-

836] gluind ili, imairecc catha, toebh fri ech delceta imda dala braith m-c

837] flaithi forbuid bron sen saobretha. Brecfásach mbrithiom- braithiomh

838] cech fer. Foglaid cech mac. Ragaid mac i lligie a athar. Ragaid

839] athair a lligi a meic. Cliamain cach a brathar. Ni sia nech mnai assa

840] tigh. Gignit- cenmair olc aimser immera mac a athair, imera ingen

841] ...'

 


 

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  1. London, British Library, Harleian MS 5280, 63a-70b (Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the British Museum, by Robin Flower (London, 1926) vol. 2, 318-319).
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  8. Review of above: Fergus Kelly, Celtica 17 (1985) 185-186.
  9. Review of above: E. G. Quinn, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 9 (Summer 1985) 99-101.
    Translations
  1. John O'Donovan, [translation: Story of Goibniu the Smith in Moytura], in Sanas Chormaic, ed. W. Stokes (Calcutta 1868) 123f.
  2. H. d'Arbois de Jubainville, Une légende irlandaise en Bretagne. [The episode of Lug Samildánach], Revue Celtique 7 (1886) 230-33.
  3. H. d'Arbois de Jubainville, Le dieu irlandais Lug et le thème gaulois Lugu, Revue Celtique 10 (1889) 238-43.
  4. Whitley Stokes, The Second Battle of Moytura, Revue Celtique 12 (1891) 52-130, 306-308.
  5. H. d'Arbois de Jubainville, L'épopée celtique en Irlande (1892).
  6. Vernam E. Hull, Cairpre mac Edaine's satire upon Bres mac Eladain, Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie 18 (1929) 63-69.
  7. Gustav Lehmacher, 'Die zweite Schlacht von Mag Tured und die keltische Götterlehre', Anthropos 26 (1931) 435-459.
  8. Arzel Even, La Bataille de Mag Tured, Ogam 2-7 [n.s. vol. 2] (Sept. 1948-1950)
    Secondary literature
  1. Eugene O'Curry, Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History (Dublin 1861) 247-250.
  2. Sir William R. Wilde, On the Battle of Moytura, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 9 (1866) 545-550.
  3. Carl Marstrander, A New Version of the Battle of Mag Rath, Ériu 5 (1911) 227-231.
  4. Gustav Lehmacher, Die zweite Schlacht von Mag Tured und die keltische Götterlehre, Anthropos 26 (1931) 435-459.
  5. A.H. Krappe, Nuada à la main d'argent, Revue Celtique 49 (1932) 91-95.
  6. Mary M. Banks, Na Tri Mairt, the Three Marts and the Man with the Withy, Études Celtiques 3 (1938) 131-143.
  7. M.A. O'Brien, Varia, 5. Second Battle of Moytura, para. 132, Ériu 12 (1938) 239-240.
  8. Géorges Dumézil, Servius et la Fortune: essai sur la fonction sociale de louange et de blâme et sur les éléments indo-européens du cens romain (Paris: Gallimard 1943).
  9. S. Ó Catháin, [review] Studies 35 (1946) 124-5.
  10. Lugh [pseud.], [review] Ir. Eccles. Rec. 67 (1946) 69.
  11. Máirín O'Daly, [review] Ir. Hist. Stud. 5 (1946/47 (1947)) 89-91.
  12. Thomas F. O'Rahilly, Mag Tuired, in: Early Irish History and Mythology (Dublin: DIAS 1946) app. 4, 388-90.
  13. Arzel Even, Les Fomoire, Ogam 3 n.s. (1949) 10-14.
  14. Gerard Murphy, Notes on Cath Maige Tuired, Éigse 7 (1953/55, pt.3 1954) 191-198, 204.
  15. Brian Ó Cuív, Cath Maige Tuired, in: Irish sagas by Myles Dillon ([Dublin] 1959) no. 2, 24-37.
  16. Christian Guyonvarc'h, Le cró Logo ou 'enclos de Lug', enclos sacré ou parc à bétail? Ogam 13 (1961) 587-92.
  17. Jean Gricourt, L'"enclos" du dieu Lug, Latomus 20 (1961) 79-84.
  18. Elizabeth A. Gray, Cath Maige Tured: Myth and Structure (1-24), Éigse 18 (1980/1) 183-209.
  19. Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, Cath Maige Tuired as Exemplary Myth, in: Pádraig de Brún, S. Ó Coileáin, P. Ó Riain (eds.), Folia Gadelica: Essays Presented by Former Students to R. A. Breatnach, Cork 1983, 1-19.
  20. William Sayers, Bargaining for the Life of Bres in Cath Maige Tuired, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 34 (1987) 26-40.
  21. Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, Three Notes on Cath Maige Tuired, Ériu 40 (1989) 61-68.
  22. Kim McCone, A Tale of Two Ditties: Poet and Satirist in Cath Maige Tuired, in: Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Liam Breatnach and Kim McCone (eds.), Sages, Saints and Storytellers. Celtic Studies in Honour of Professor James Carney, Maynooth Monographs 2. Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989, 122-143.
  23. John Carey, Myth and mythography in Cath Maige Tuired, Studia Celtica 24/25 (1989/90) 53-69.
  24. Caoimhín Breatnach, Oidheadh Chloinne Tuireann agus Cath Maige Tuired: Dhá Shampla de Mhiotas Eiseamláireach, Éigse 32 (2000) 35-46.
    The edition used in the digital edition:
  1. Cath Maige Tuired: The Second Battle of Mag Tuired. Elizabeth A. Gray (ed), First edition [One volume. 141 pp. Introduction 1-23, Text 24-72, Translation 25-73, Notes 74-114, Index to Notes 115f., Index of Persons 117-137, Index of Places 138-141.] Irish Texts Society Kildare (1982). Irish Texts Society [Cumann na Sgríbheann Gaedhilge], No. LII

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