> Whether 'na chois' = "beside, along", or "by foot"; we still can't
> they crossed the sea. They certainly could not build a bridge or walk
> the water unnoticed.
> Also, if Dubdiad and the Irishman were shackled together, then I would
> expect to see something about 'glas no gemel no geibend' in the
> To take a real stab into the dark, could 'in Érennach' in this passage
> the rock called the 'Stone of Scone'?
I don't think the Stone of Scone enters into the story. The end of Fled
Dúin na nGéd, which introduces ("gives the cause of") the Battle of Magh
Ráth, lists as one of the virtues of Magh Ráth "that one of the men of
Scotland returned to his own country without ship or bark, with another
warrior attached to him". The end of the Battle of Magh Ráth says that
"not one man of Scotland escaped, save one man only; and he escaped by
(source: Myles Dillon, _The Cycles of the Kings_)
> Instead, I get the feeling that some ruse or ingenious strategem
> them across to Scotland.
This heroic feat of swimming from Ireland to Scotland, presumably at the
narrowest crossing from Ballycastle (12 miles), with or without an
Irishman attached, is within the suspension-of-disbelief assumed by a