“Saiget reime rigtis rainn, dusfarlaic Dallan Forgaill.
Batis de tolta drech, Aoda mair maic Ainmirech.”
"The thick arrow of quatrains cast by Dállan Forgaill.
Would pierce the face of great Áed son of Ainmuire."
Urard in the preceding lines (31-35) is comparing himself to three famous Irish
satirical poets- Cairbre, son of Ogma & Etan, who satirised Bres, son of Elatha,
king of the Tuatha Dé Danann; Néde, son of Adhna, who satirised Caíar, king of
Connacht and Dállan Forgaill who satirised Áed mac Ainmuirech, high-king of
Airec Menman seems to have been composed about the same time as "The
preface to the Amra Coluim Cille", wherein is stated-
“Tri coecait fer feochair féig. d'eicsib Herenn fo oenchleir,
im Senchan, im Dallan dess. is im Eochaid rigecess.
Batar bliadain hic Clochur. do Daimín nir'bo dochur,
is ann sain ro aersat Aed. immun ndelg n-óir n-ilarchaem.”
"Thrice fifty men, severe, acute, of Erin's poets in one retinue,
including Senchán, comely Dallán, and Eochaid the king-poet.
A year they were at Clogher: to Daimin it was no detriment:
'tis there they satirised Aed about the variously-handsome brooch of gold."
As Airec Menman has claims to be the earliest known reference to this satire, it
is odd that it is not mentioned by either Sean Ó Coileáin or Máire Herbert in
their papers (1. "The making of Tromdám Guaire". In Ériu 28 (1977), pp. 32–70.
2.“The preface to the Amra Coluim Cille”, in: Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Liam
Breatnach, and Kim R. McCone (eds.), Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic
studies in honour of Professor James Carney, Maynooth Monographs 2,
Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989. 67–75.)