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The Edinburgh Dmiishenchas. 491

n-airth/«r in betha, fodeigh is i doroighni in Roth Ramach do Thriun 3 in lia i Fi^rcarthu ^ in coir[th]i i Cnamhchaill. Ternai iaramh anair [;]] in dedha sin le go \.orxacht tealaigh Tlac/^/ga. FordosJamnad annsin iarum go mb^rdais tri marcu .1. Doirb, dia ta Magh nDoirbi, ] Cuma, dia ta Magh Cuma, ;) Muach, dia ta Magh Mu[a]ich. I cein da-^«? beid in[na] anmand sin i cuimni fear nErenn ni thora di'gal n-e^r/z/rann docum nErenn. Ocus atbath dia hassaid/ i is uirri dorindeadh in dun. \lnde Tlachtga.

Tlachtga inghen Modha moir ros-lebhlan[g]adar nxeic Simoin. onn uair thanic dar muir mas is di ata Tlar/z/gha tsebghlas.

Tlachtga, whence was it named ?

Not hard (to say). Tlachtga, daughter of Mogh Ruith, three sons of Simon Magus ravished her when she went with her father to learn wizardry in the eastern part of the world, because 'tis she that had made the Rowing Wheel for Trian (?) and the Stone in Forcarthu, and the Pillar-stone in Cnamchoill.

Then she escaped from the east, bringing those two things with her till she reached the hill of Tlachtga. There, then, she lay in, and three sons were born, to wit, Doirb, from whom Mag nDoirbe (is named). Gumma, from whom is Mag Curnma, and Muach, from whom is Mag Muaich. So long as these names shall remain in the memory of the men of Erin, foreigners' vengeance shall not visit Ireland. And she died in childbed, and over her the fortress was built, whence Tlachtga.

Tlachtga, daughter of great Mogh,

Simon's sons ravished her.

From the hour that she came over the beautiful sea

After her green-sided Tlachtga is (named).

Also in BB. 406 b ; H. 13 b ; Lee. 516 b ; and R. 121 a. See also Stlva Gadelica, ii, 511.

Tlachtga is now the Hill of Ward, near Alhboy in Meath, Four Masters, a.d. 1172, note :', and Book of Rights, p. 10, note t.

Forcharthu is near Rathcoole and Cnamchaill in Tipperary.

.\s to the wizard Mogh Ruith and the Rowing Wheel, which is to roU over Europe before Doomsday, see the Bodleian MS. Laud 610, fo. 109 a i, and O'Curry's Lectures, pp. 272, 385, 401, 421, 423, 428. Of the Pillar-stone of Cnamchoill it is said in Laud 610, fo. 109 a 2 : Dall each oen notn-aicfe, bodar each oen nod-cluinfe, marb each oen risi mbenfa. "Blind (will be) every one who shall see it ; deaf every one who shall hear it ; and dead every one against whom it shall strike."

Mag Gumma (in Hiii Neill, Four Masters, A.M. 3529), Uke Mag nDoirbe and Mag Muaich, is now unknown.

[74. Inber Cich.maini.] — INb(fr Cichmaine can as rohainm- Tiigheadh? Ni ansa.

^ MS. hassaidh.