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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Loch Laiglinde, lake of waves, through what unequal conflict did it get its name? Though this was its name, it was not so aforetime, until Laiglinde was drowned there.
- Laiglinde, the well-attended warrior, came with fifty fighting men in ships; the chieftain perished in the glen, beside a spring of water from the Deluge.
- A wave burst forth from the brimming well over the plain far and wide, and turned it into a shoreless lake, and drowned Laiglinde.
- The Well of Dera mac Scera was also its name: it was called Dera's Well until Laiglinde was drowned.
- Delgnat daughter of fierce Lochtach, wife of Partholon after the primal Flood, was mother of famous Laiglinde, on whom the wave wrought dire vengeance.
- Fifty women (great was the deed) attended Delgnat, the high king's wife: she went into the grave-mound, when all were dead, and died of mourning for the tidings.
- I am Fintan, here alive, in penitence: I know (yet am not therefore honoured) the legend of Loch Laiglinde.