- Bua [victory], daughter of Ruadrí Ruad,
wife of Lugh mac Cian of the red spears,
it is there her body was hidden;
over her was a great hill built up.
- A hill had Bua in the midst of Bregia [north Leinster],
where the noble woman was laid,
in that spot yonder: —
the name of that hill is Cnogba.
- But though easiest to utter
of its names be perfect Cnogba,
yet its more proper style is Cnocc Buí [yellow hill]
down from Bua daughter of Ruadrí.
- Elcmar's, [or Nechtan's] daughter dwelt there:
Mider was the woman's, darling:
a darling of her
own was the prince,
the man from great and noble Síd Midir.
- Englec, noble Elcmar's, daughter,
was the darling of perfect Oengus;
Oengus, son of the loved Dagda,
was not the maiden's, darling.
- The illustrious Mac in Oc [Oengus]
southward to Ceru Cermna
on the blazing hurrying Samain [31st Oct Eve],
to play with his fellow-warriors.
- Mider came — alas the day!
he came upon her after they had gone,
he carries off with him Englec from her home
thence to the Síd of the men of Femen [Mound of Femen].
- When noble Oengus heard
of the pursuit of his darling,
he went in search of her (I say sooth)
to the famous hill whence she was borne off [from?].
- This was the food of his band — bright feast —
blood-red nuts of the wood: [autumn]
he casts the food from him on the ground;
he makes lamentation around the hillock.
- Though it be called the Hill of Bua of combats,
this is the equal-valid counter-tale:
we have found that hence
from that 'nut-wailing' Cnogba is named.
- By us is preserved together
the memory of the lay,
and whichever of these tales ye shall prefer,
from it is named the region of surpassing worth.