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Thanks, David, for your comments on the poetry in 37 and 38.

   7 Syllables each line.  The 'a' of line 2 of 39 is elided; alternatively, the 'i' 
of 'is é' might be dropped.  
    I see aicill at 'cét/brécc', 'ngorm/colg', 'Néill/réidh'.  I don't see it 
at 'mbúar/úair' because one ending consonant is palatalized and one is not.
     I put alliteration into capitals.   Liz 

>39. Deic[h]neabor is fiche cét,
>
>is é a f˙ior is ní brēcc dhamh,
>
>do c[h]lannaibh Nēil na ndrech ngorm
>
>do thuit le colg TAIDG ‘sa TREAS.


>40. Brister an CATH ar CLOINN Nēill,
>
>gabthar ann Maoil RÛANAIDH RÊIDH,
>
>BEIRMIT a MBROID is a MBÛAR
>
>linn tar EIRNE ÛAIR da ÊIS.