Dallan Forgaill

Irish - A blind poet. Son of Colla. He was sent by Aedh Fionn to obtain a famous shield from Aedh Duach and recited a satirical poem when that king refused to relinquish the shield. This was in conflict with the accepted code of the bards and he died a few days later. Another story says that he was killed by pirates who cut off his head. The head was later recovered from the sea and replaced on his body where it remained attached and he was buried in one piece. In some accounts he is equated with Eochaid Eigeas or Ollav Fola. At times, referred to as Dallan Forgaill, Eochaid Eigeas, Eochaid Eigeas, Eochaidh, Eocho or Eochy.

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