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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- This carn I see, pre-eminent,
the carn of Feradach of the true judgments:
I am versed completely in every spot
in the tale whence it took its name.
- 5] Feradach of the noble pride
was son of Rochorp son of Gollan:
Gollan with the bright ' wind of wailing '
was son-of Conmael son of Eber.
- A prince seized the lands of Temair,
10] even Tigernmas, with powerful sway:
thrice nine battles with his line of slender spears
he won against the children of Conmael.
- He slew Conmael, head of battle,
in the battle of great Oenach Macha,
15] in the battle of Eille in fight early-arrayed
he slew Rochorp son of Gollan.
- He slew Feradach thereafter
the noble son of Rochorp, kingly in valour:
the body whence he departed after his slaying
20] lies under thy mounds, O pleasant carn!
- Feradach, who offered battles
till the prince of Macha slew him,
met an encounter hence better he had not!
the fixed term of their truce had expired.
- 25] Tigernmas with many a conflict,
slaughter, with furious strife,
with his army high in renown
gained many victories about the cairns.