1. Gam was the gillie (servant) of famous Eremon,from whom bright Sliab Gam is called: from Gam indeed, without deceit or violence,
comes the name of the mountain in the North.
2 The gillie met with a strange death,
Eremon's gillie, as I believe;
he disputed violently with the [...]
it is an offence against piety to till there.
3. On the edge of the spring on bright Sliab Gam
his head was cut off in its beauty:
the head was thrown a while into the well,
that turned bitter for a time from that deed.
4. One while in the day it was a salt stream grey and bitter
another while it was pure water,
so that it is a wonder in Erin,
the bright pure spring of Sliab Gam.
The land of Fiachra, son of Dathi, and grandson of Ohy Moyvane
Ua Dubhda were kings of Tir Fhiacrach.
Uí Fiachrach Muaidhe covered much of what is now county Sligo and much of north and central County Mayo.
Torna, nicknamed Éices or Éces ("the poet, sage"), was a legendary Irish poet of the 5th century, noted as "the last great bard of Pagan Ireland."
He was the foster-father of the Irish kings Corc and Niall of the Nine Hostages, and to him is attributed the Lament for Corc and Niall of the Nine Hostages. In the tale Suidigud Tellaig na Cruachna ("The Settling of the Manor of Crúachan"), he is the author of a poem on famous men and women who were buried in the cemetery of Crúachan (Rathcroghan).