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The Dindshenchas of the Barrow River – Berba

From the Metrical Dindshenchas, Volume 2, poem 13, p. 62 Edited by Edward Gwynn Translation by Isolde Carmody Berba 1. In Berba búan a bailbe, The Barrow, lasting its silence, saiges dar slúag sen-Ailbe; which reaches across the host of old Ailbe is fis fedma fáth dia fail it is a duty of knowledge to …

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The Poems on Ailech

from The Metrical Dindshenchas, Vol IV, edited by Edward Gwynn Translated by E. Gwynn & Isolde Carmody The translations are based on Gwynn’s, with some amendations and modernisation of the English idioms.  Short notes are included in the translated text within square brackets. I only include the sections of the poems that contain our story …

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