- 'Welcome thy coming from the south,
O Naile, to our added profit;
Thou shalt receive, O sweet-voiced saint,
Our pleasure and our honour.'
- Naile answered: 'An angel from heaven enjoined me,
O devout Colum Cille,
To beg this abode of thee,
Wherein my bells and clerks may abide.'
- The venerable Colum Cille said:
'Bless the place in which we are,
Make a fair pleasant church
In it, O son of the great king of Munster.'
- Bright Naile arose
And Colum Cille, 't was a rule-right word,
And by them the fair place was blessed,
Both by the youth and the patron saint.
- Naile lifted up his hands,
And prayed to God right boldly,
That he might receive food and pleasant drink
For Colum Cille and his clerks.
- Full of fish was the whole strand
(Mighty was the miracle),
Full too of red wheat
The strand; 'twas a cause of great praise.
- All the clerks genuflected
At the sight of the miracle,
The greatness of his wonders side by side,
And the youth of the boy.
- Inber Naile of the ford
Is its name till the day of doom.
'I give it,' said Colum of the sighs,
'To thee, O Naile, and welcome.'