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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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Bres in Other Texts

Bres Mac Elathan appears in a number of texts besides Cath Maige Tuired, and often in a more sympathetic light.  He appears as one of the Túatha Dé Danann, as in Tocmairc Étaíne, “The Wooing of Étaín”, where the Dagda sends Elcmar of the Brug away on business to Bres in Mag nInis so that …

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