Unde Fintan cecinit,
Ireland - whatever is asked of me I know pleasantly, Every
taking that took her from the beginning of the tuneful world.
Cessair came from the East, the woman was daughter of Bith;
with her fifty maidens, with her three men.
Flood overtook Bith in his Mountain, it is no secret; Ladra in
Ard Ladrand, Cessair in her Nook.
But as for me, He buried me, the Son of God, above [the]
company; He snatched the Flood from me above heavy Tul
I had a year under the Flood in strong Tul Tuinde; I found
nothing for my sustenance, an unbroken sleep were best.
I was in Ireland here, my journey was everlasting, till
Partholon reached her, from the East, from the land of Greeks.
I was here in Ireland and Ireland was desert, till the son of
Agnomain reached it, Nemed, brilliant his fashion.
The Fir Bolg and Fir
Gallion came, it was long ago; the Fir
Domnann came, they landed on a headland in the west.
Thereafter the Tuath De came, in their masses of fog, so that
there was sustenance for me though it was a long lifetime.
The sons of Mil came from Spain, from the south, so that there
was sustenance for me at their hands, though they were
strong in battle.
A long life fell to my lot, I shall not conceal it; till Faith
overtook me from the King of Heaven of clouds.
I am Fintan
'the white' son of
Bochra, I shall not conceal it;
after the Flood here I am a noble great sage.