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Deirdre

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Thug Naois gràdh do Dheirdre. Bha fios aige gun robh Rìgh Uladh, Conachar, feargach. Chaidh Naois agus Deirdre a dh’Alba. Chaidh bràithrean Naois – Aillean is Àrdan – còmhla riutha. Thog iad tùr ri taobh loch. Bha iad a’ fuireach anns an tùr. Bha iad a’ sealg is ag iasgach a-mach air an uinneig.

Bha Conachar ag iarraidh Deirdre air ais. Bha e ag iarraidh a pòsadh. Chuir e fios a-mach gun robh cuirm gu bhith aige ann an Èirinn. Chuir e bràthair athar, Fearchar Mac Ro, a dh’Alba.

“Can ri Naois,” thuirt Conachar ri Fearchar, “gu bheil mi ag iarraidh gum bi e fhèin, Aillean is Àrdan, aig a’ chuirm.”

Ràinig Fearchar tùr Naois ann an Alba. Chuir Naois fàilte air.

“Bidh Conachar, Rìgh Uladh, a’ cumail cuirm mhòr,” thuirt Fearchar. “Tha e an dòchas gum bi sibh ann.”

“Thèid sinn ann,” arsa Naois.

“Thèid,” dh’aontaich a bhràithrean.

“Thèid,” thuirt Fearchar Mac Ro.

“Cha tèid,” thuirt Deirdre. Cha robh Deirdre a’ cur earbsa ann am Fearchar. Cha robh i ag iarraidh dhol a dh’Èirinn. Ghabh i òran binn brònach.

“Cha do ghèill mi riamh do bhoireannach,” thuirt Fearchar. Dh’aontaich Naois a-rithist dhol a dh’Èirinn. Ach cha robh Deirdre toilichte. Ghabh i òran binn brònach.

A dh’aindeoin sin, dh’aontaich Naois falbh a dh’Èirinn. Bha Deirdre mì-thoilichte ach dh’fhalbh i còmhla ris. Bha i a’ caoineadh.

Ràinig na bràithrean Èirinn. Thug Conachar cuireadh dhaibh dhol a dh’fhuireach ann am fear de na taighean aige. Dh’iarr e air a’ mhuime dhol don taigh airson Deirdre fhaicinn.

“Faigh a-mach a bheil i mar a bha i,” thuirt Conachar rithe.

Chaidh a’ mhuime don taigh. Ach bha e glaiste. Chan fhaca i Deirdre. Choimhead i tro tholl na h-iuchrach. Chunnaic i Deirdre. Thill i don lùchairt.

“Ciamar a tha i?” dh’fhaighnich Conachar. “A bheil i cho bòidheach ’s a bha i?”

“Chan eil,” fhreagair a’ mhuime.

“Tha mi ag iarraidh dearbhadh air sin mus leig mi seachad i,” thuirt an Rìgh. Dh’iarr e air mac Rìgh Lochlainn dhol a choimhead air Deirdre.

“Faigh a-mach a bheil i cho bòidheach ’s a bha i,” thuirt e.

Chaidh mac Rìgh Lochlainn don taigh. Sheall e a-staigh air toll na h-iuchrach. Ach chunnaic Naois a shùil anns an toll. Agus chì sinn dè rinn e an ath-sheachdain.

Faclan is abairtean: thug Naois gràdh do Dheirdre: Naois fell in love with Deirdre; Rìgh Uladh: The King of Ulster; còmhla riutha: along with them; thog iad tùr ri taobh loch: they built a tower beside a loch; a’ sealg is ag iasgach a-mach air an uinneig:hunting and fishing out of the window; bha e ag iarraidh a pòsadh: he was wanting to marry her; gun robh cuirm gu bhith aige:that he was going to have a feast; bràthair athar: his father’s brother; can ri Naois: tell Naois; ràinig Fearchar tùr Naois:Fearchar reached Naois’s tower; chuir Naois fàilte air: Naois welcomed him; tha e an dòchas gum bi sibh ann:he hopes you will be there; thèid sinn ann: we’ll go there; cha robh Deirdre a’ cur earbsa ann am Fearchar:Deirdre did not trust Fearchar; ghabh i òran binn brònach: she sang a sad melodious song; cha do ghèill mi riamh do bhoireannach:I never yielded to a woman; dh’aontaich Naois a-rithist dhol a dh’Èirinn: Naois again agreed to go to Ireland; a dh’aindeoin sin: despite that; a’ caoineadh: crying, weeping; thug Conachar cuireadh dhaibh: Conachar gave them an invitation; dhol a dh’fhuireach ann am fear de na taighean aige: to go and stay in one of his houses; dh’iarr e air a’ mhuime: he asked the foster-mother; faigh a-mach a bheil i mar a bha i: find out if she is as she was; glaiste: locked; choimhead i tro tholl na h-iuchrach:she looked through the keyhole; thill i don lùchairt: she returned to the palace; cho bòidheach ’s a bha i:as beautiful as she was; dearbhadh: proof; mus leig mi seachad i: before I let her go; mac Rìgh Lochlainn:a son of the King of Scandinavia; chunnaic Naois a shùil: Naois saw his eye; chì sinn dè rinn e: we’ll see what he did.

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