Of the Qualifications of a Poet


Here are the Destructions: The Three Circuits of the House of Lir1 The Posession of Burach's House* The Destruction2 of the House of Dumha The Difference of Cathbhad's House* The Destruction of Nechtain's House3 The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel The Destruction of Bron mac Bruin's Hostel* The Destruction of Ua Duilé's Hostel* The Destruction of Da Choca's Hostel

2. Here are the Preyings: The Cattle-Raid of Cuailgné The Cattle-Raid of the Three cows of Echaid4 The Cattle-Raid of Ros* The Cattle-Raid of Regaman The Cattle-Raid of Flidais The Cattle-Raid of Fraích The Cattle-Raid of Fithir* The Cattle-Raid of Faílín* The Cattle-Raid of Gé* The Cattle-Raid of Dartaid The Cattle-Raid of Craebain* 3. Here are the Courtships: Wooing of Medb5 Wooing of Emer Wooing of Ailbe Wooing of Etain Wooing of Faefe* Wooing of Ferbe Wooing of Finnine* Wooing of Grene Finne* Wooing of Grene Duinne* Wooing of Saidbe daughter of Sescind* Wooing of Fithirne & Darine, daughters of Tuathail6 Wooing of the Women of Cruinn Wooing of Eithne Uathaige daughter of Crimthaind*

4. Here are the Battles: Battle of Maige Tured Battle of Talten7 Battle of Maige Mucrima Battle of Dromma Dólach in which the Picts are defeated* Battle of Maige Rath Battle of Coraind* Battle of Cláire* Battle of Toíden* Battle of Temrach*

5. Here are the Caves: The Cave of Angeda8 The Cave of the Church of Imchummar* The Cave of Belaig Con Glas* The Cave of Leac Blada* The Cave of the Plain of Uatha* The Cave of the Plain of Imbolg* The Hiding of the Hill of Howth The Cave of Loch Lurgan* The Cave of Dercc Ferna* The Cave of Crúachan*

6. Here are the Navigations: The Voyage of Mael Duin The Voyage of the O'Corra The Voyage of the Sons of Murchertaig meic Erca The Exile of Breg Léith* The Exile of Brecain* The Exile of Labrada The Exile of Fothaid*

[7.] Here are the Tragedies: The Violent Death of Cu Roí The Violent Death of Cuchulain The Violent Death of Ferdiad The Violent Death of Conall The Violent Death of Celtchar The Violent Death of Blai Briugad* The Violent Death of Loegare The Violent Death of Fergus The Violent Death of Conchobor The Violent Death of Fiamain* The Violent Death of Mael Fatharlaig son of Ronan9 The Violent Death of Tadg mac Cein The Violent Death of the Son of Saman*

Expeditions, and Elopements, and Conflagrations.

8. Here are the Feasts: Feast of the House of Fir Blai* Feast of the House of Bichair* Feast of the House of Tulchinne* Feast of the House of Trichim* Feast of the House of Lí* Feast of the House of Line* Feast of the House of Guit* Feast of the House of Gnaair* Feast of the House of the Three Sons of Demonchatha* Feast of the House of Auscle* Feast of the House of Mell Dolaig* Feast of Cruachan* Feast of Emna*10 Feast of Alinn* Feast of Tara Feast of Dúin Bolgg* Feast of Dúin Buchet11

9. Here are the Sieges: Siege of the Men of Fálga. Siege of Etair12 Siege of Aichle* Siege of Dún Bárc* Siege of Dún Binne* Siege of the Men of Fidga* Siege of the Liffey* Siege of Ladrand* Siege of Knocklong

10. Here are the Adventures: The Adventure of Nera The Adventure of Fiaman*13 The Adventure of Cu Roí14 The Adventure of Cuchulainn15 The Adventure of Conall The Adventure of Conchobor16 The Adventure of Crimthand Nia Náir17 The Adventure of Macha daughter of Áeda Ruaid18 The Adventure of Nectain son of Alfronn* The Adventure of Ailchind son of Amalgaid* The Adventure of Finn into the Cave of Dunmore* The Adventure of Aedain son of Gabrain* The Adventure of Mael Uma son of Baitain* The Adventure of Mongan son of Fiachna

11. Here are the Elopements: The Elopement of Mugaine with Fiamain* The Elopement of Deirdre with the sons of Uislenn The Elopement of Aife daughter of Eogain with Mes Dead* The Elopement of Naise daughter of Fergusa with Nertachson of O'Léith* The Elopement of the Women of Gaíeir son of Derg with Glass son of Cimbaetha* The Elopement of Blathnaite daughter of Puill son of Fidag with Coin Culaind20 The Elopement of Grainne with Diarmait The Elopement of Muire with Dub Ruis* The Elopement of Ruthcherni with Cuanu son of Cailchin* The Elopement of Eirce daughter of Loorn with Muridach son of Eogain* The Elopement of Díge with Laidcnén* The Elopement of the Women of Ailella son of Eógain with Fothud Canann21

12. Here are the Massacres: The Massacre of the Plain of Cé by Gala mac Febail* The Massacre of Átha Hí* The Massacre of Dun Dubglaisse* The Massacre of Dinn Ríg The Massacre of Dublin* The Massacre of Dundalk* The Massacre of the Tower of Conan The Agreeable Massacre of Néit son of great-great-grandson?*22 The Massacre of Belcon Breifne*23 The Massacre by Cairpri Cind Caitt of the Noble Clans of Ireland. The Massacre of the Sons of Echaid Feidlech by their father* The Massacre of Caille Conall* The Massacre of Donnán of Eg* The Massacre of Mac Da Thó The Massacre of the Sons of Magach* The Massacre of Sidhe Nenta24 The Massacre of Strathclyde* The Massacre of Sleibe Soilgech* The Massacre of Rath Rigbaird* The Massacre of Rath Ruis Guill* The Massacre of Rath Túaige* The Massacre of Rath Tuaisle* The Massacre of Rath Tobachta* The Massacre of Rath Timchill* The Massacre of Rath Cuinge* The Massacre of Rath Cuillend* The Massacre of Cróchan* The Massacre of Cathair Boirche* The Massacre of Rath Blai* The Massacre of Rath Gaila* The Massacre of Rath Uillne* The Massacre of Rath Náis* The Massacre of Benne Cé* The Massacre of Rath Granaird* The Massacre of Rath Búirig* The Treachery at Scone*25 The Entertainement of Arthur*

It is as Prime Stories these below are estimated: namely Irruptions, and Visions, and Expeditions, and Marches, namely:

[Irruptions] The Erruption of Loch Echach* The Erruption of Loch Erne*

[Visions] The Vision of the Women of Nemed* The Vision of Conchobor The Vision of Conn and the Phantom's Frenzy The Vision of Fursa* The Love of Callech Berre for Fothud Canand* The Love of Dub Lacha for Mongán The Love of Gormlaith for Niall*

Here are the Expeditions: The Expedition of Augaire Mór to Italy*26 The Expedition of Dath Í to the Alps27 The Expedition of Niall meic Echach to the English Channel28 The Expedition of Fiachna meic Baítáin to Dún nGuaire29

[Marches] Progress of Partholon to Ireland* Progress of Nemed to Ireland* Progress of the Fir Bolg* Progress of the Tuatha Dé Danand* Progress of Míl son of Bile of Spain* Progress of the Sons of Mil of Spain to Ireland31 Progress of the Picts of Thrace to Ireland* Progress of the Exile of Fergus from Ulster* Progress of Muscraigi de Maig Bregoin* Progress of the Dési to Tara Progress of the Sons of Echach Mugmedón to Meath32 Progress of Céin to Cashel* Progress of the Dál Riata to Scotland*

- Book of Leinster

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