Bresail Bodivo and the cattle famine – Annals of Clonmacnoise

The above story about Bresail Bodivo is from Martin Haverty’s The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern (1867). It quotes from the Annals of Clonmacnoise a story which is familiar from the Metrical Dindshenchas – a story that appears to describe the reason the Dowth passage-mound in the Boyne Valley was built. Here is the Dindshenchas version. The above version from the Annals of Clonmacnoise names the valley where the bull and heifer lived – Gleann Sawasge.

Authors: Aran Islander…

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