from the Book of Leinster
28. The crew of three ships arrived at Dun na mRarc in the territory of
Corco Daibne. Two of the ships were wrecked. Cessair with the crew
of her ship escaped, fifty women and three men: Bith s. Noe, of whom
is Sliab Betha (named) - there was he buried, in the great stone-heap
of Sliab Betha; Ladra the pilot, of whom is Ard Ladrand - he is the
first dead man who went under the soil of Ireland; Fintan s. Bochra,
of whom is "Fintan's Grave" over Tul Tuinde. Cessair died in Cul
Cessrach in Connachta, with her fifty maidens.
29. These are their names, ut Fintan cecinit
A just division we shared between us, myself and Bith and
bold Ladra; for peace and for reason was it done, in the
matter of the fifty magnificent maidens.
Seventeen women I took, including Cessair -Lot, Luam, Mall,
Mar, Froechar, Femar, Faible, Foroll, Cipir, Torrian, Tamall,
Tam, Abba, Alla, Baichne, Sille: that is the tale which we were
Seventeen Bith took, with Bairrfhind - Sella, Della, Duib,
Addeos, Fotra, Traige, Nera, Buana, Tamall, Tanna, Nathra,
Leos, Fodarg, Rodarg, Dos, Clos: be it heard -those were our
Sixteen thereafter with Ladra: Alba, Bona, Albor, Ail, Gothiam,
German, Aithne, Inde, Rodarg, Rinne, Inchor, Ain, Irrand, Espa,
Sine, Samoll: that was our fair company.
None of the seed of Adam took Ireland before the Flood but those.