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Hounds, ale, horses and teams

05 Aug

Excerpted from Timna Chathaír Mor, The Testament of Cathair Mor, this short passage evokes imagery of Lùnastal, or Lúnasa.

Hounds, ale, horses and teams,
women, well-bred fosterlings,
a harvest of honey, wheat of the first reaping,
mast for feeding goodly swine
shall be in thy populous household,
many women and pet animals,
musicians for ale-feasts.
coin coirm eich is echrada
banntracht dalta dualmaithi
milchnuas cruithnecht cétbuana
dairmes dail do deghmucaibh
beit it chróthreibh coitechta
ainnri imdai is eisrechta
cerda ciuil fri coirmlindi

From Myles Dillon’s translation of Lebor na Cert (The Book of Rights), 1962, p158-159.

 
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