Irish - A poet at the court of the high-king. Niall. When the poet refused hospitality to Eochu, a prince of Leinster, Eochu burnt his house to the ground. The poet satirised Leinster and Niall attacked the province in vengeance. Eochu was given to the king as hostage but he managed to throw a stone which killed Laidcheann. Sometimes known as Laidcheann.

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