> has anyone encountered negative comments in the medieval irish mythologies
> regarding cattle-raiding as a social structure?
No, but there are cases in the annals where excessive raiding is looked on with
disapproval. In at least one case, (I would have to look this up) this was considered to
be plain stupid behaviour, minly, though, because the person in question was almost
certainly not going to be in a position to provide sufficient pasturage for the
thousands of captured cattle.
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