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Trí hamra Glinne Dalláin i tír Eogain:

Torcc Dromma Leithe, is ass rochin 7 is dó-side forfhéimid Finn ní, co torchair imMaig Lii la aithech búi hic tírad, ut dixit Finn:

“Ní mad biadsam ar cono,
Ní mad ríadsam ar n-echa,
Tan is aithechán átha
Romarb torcc Dromma Letha.”

Míl Leittreach Dalláin, cenn duine fair, dénam builc gobann olchena .i. ech usci robói isind loch i tóeb na cille, is hé dochúaid ar ingin in tsacairt co dergene in míl frie.

Dam Dili in tres ingnad. Asind loch cétna táinic a athair co ndechaid for boin do búaib in brugad robói i fail na cille, co ndeirgenai in dam de.

Three wonders of Glenn Dallan1 in Tirowen:

The boar of Druim Leithe. It was born there, and Finn was unable to do aught against it, until it fell in Mag Li2 by a peasant who was kiln-drying. Whence Finn said:

”Not well have we fed our hounds,
Not well have we driven our horses,
Since a little boor from a kiln
Has killed the boar of Druim Leithe."

The Beast of Lettir Dallan. It has a human head and otherwise the shape of a smith’s bellows. The waterhorse which lived in the lake by the side of the church cohabited with the daughter of the priest and begot the beast upon her.

The Ox of Dil3 is the third wonder. Its father came out of the same lake, and went upon one of the cows of the landholder who lived near the church, and begot the ox upon her.

1 Now Glencar, six miles to the north of the town of Sligo.

2 The territory of the Tír Lí, west of the river Bann.

3 The oxen of Dil, daughter of Mil or Legmannair, are mentioned in the Dindsenchas, No. 44 and 111 (Rev. Celt. xv.).

2008-06-24 CPD