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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Account of the Brown Bull of Cooley Summary & Analysis

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The Account of the Brown Bull of Cooley Summary

In the morning, Donn staggers back to Cruachan with the pieces of Ailill's bull hanging from his horns, victorious. When they see this, Ailill's sons make ready to kill the bull. Fergus is furious at their behavior and orders them to stop or else great evil will come upon the Irish. Donn begins to journey back to Ulster, leaving pieces of Ailill's bull along the way in the river, by the ford, in Cruachan. He slaughters the women and children he comes across, and then, when he is nearly home, his heart breaks. He dies, ending the cattle raid of Cooley.

The narrator ends the tale by telling readers to always remember this raid and saying he the narrator has just related what he has heard. He guesses most of the tale is...

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