Here is the LU transcription and our translation of the last part. I put a
question mark by the word that was uncertain and variant readings into .
Thanks to Dennis, David, Chris and Marion for contributing.
Looking at 65, is it clear to anyone from context whether it was Fergus or
Flidais that took up the kingship of Mag Murthemni? Or is this clear from other
texts? I would lean towards Fergus, from the context.
Comments and corrections appreciated. Liz
62. Is de sin luid Flidais co Fergus mac Róich a comarli Ailella & Medba fo dáig
combad furtacht dóib ocon Tána na mbó a Cualngi.
63. Is de sin no geibed Flidais cach sechtmad láa di feraib Herend do
bóthorud (?) dia thoscid ocon Táin.
64. Ba sé sin búar Flidais.
65.Is de sin luid Flidais la Fergus dochom a chríchi bunaid co ngab rígi blogi do
Ultaib .i. Mag Murthemni cosinni baí i lláim Con Culaind meic Sualtaim.
66. Ba marb iarom Flidais iar tain oc Traig Bali. & nibá ferdi
trebad Fergusa ón.
67. Ar ba sisi no frithailed Fergus im cach tincur bá hadlaic do.
68. Is and atbath Fergus iar tain hi crích Connacht iar
n-écaib a mná .i. iar tíchtain dó do fis scel co Ailill & Meidb.
69. ar do irgartigud a menman & do breith táircthe cruid o Ailill & o Meidb.
luidi síar co Cruachain.
70. conid tíar dind fecht sin fúair a bás tria ét
71.conid Táin bó Flidais a scél sin anuas. [LL/EG Is disein atá Tain Bó Flidais i
rremscelaib na Tána.] [LFF Finit]
62. And because of that Flidais went with Fergus mac Róich on the
suggestion of Ailill and Medb in order that there would be help for them
at the Cattle Raid of Cualgne.
63. It is for that reason that Flidais would go every seventh day to the men
of Ireland to livestock (dairy produce) ? for their sustenance at the Táin.
64. That was the cattle of Flidais.
65. For that reason, Flidais went with Fergus to his territory of origin so that
he (she?) took the kingship of a portion of Ulster, that is Mag Murthemni up
until that part which belonged to Cú Chulainnn son of Sualtam.
66. Thereupon Flidais later died on Baile's Strand and Fergus's household was
none the better for it.
67. Because it was she who attended to Fergus in regard to every matter that
68. Then Fergus died after that in Connacht after his wife's death, that is,
after he had come to get news to Ailill and Medb.
69. Because it was to entertain his mind and to bring a provision of cattle from
Ailill and Medb that he went back to Crúachu.
70. And it is in the west, from that expedition, that he got his death from the
jealousy of Ailill.
71. So that is the story Táin Bó Flidais above [LL/EG that is why Táin Bó
Flidais is in the introductory tales of the Táin Bó Cuailgne.] [LFFThe end.]