23E. The Deer-stalking of Amargin in Taltiu

By Anonymous
Translated by Joseph Dunn1914

This Amargin was the son of Cass who was son of Bacc who was son of Ross Ruad (‘the Red’) who was son of Rudraige, father of Conall Cernach (‘the Triumphant’). He came upon the warriors going over Taltiu westward, and he made them turn before him over Taltiu northwards. And he put his left elbow under him in Taltiu. And his people furnished him with rocks and boulders and great clumps of earth, and he began to pelt the men of Erin till the end of three days and three nights, and he did great slaughter among them so that no man could show his face to him in Taltiu.

Táin Bó Cúailnge
By Anonymous
English translation by Joseph Dunn (1914)
Cover: Táin Bó Cúailnge trans. Joseph Dunn (1914)