Aindrais Mac Marcuis
Author of lament for Flight of Earls: This night sees Eire desolate,/Her
chiefs are cast out of their state;/Her men, her maidens weep to see/Her
desolate that should peopled be.//Her chiefs are gone. There s none
to bear/Her cross or lift her from despair;/The grieving lords take ship.
With these/Our very souls pass overseas. (Trans. Robin Flower; cited
in Brian de Breffny, ed., The Irish World: The History and Cultural
Achievements of the Irish People, Thames & Hudson 1977, p.100.)