Yet my visit and feasting with Comgall have eased me
At Cainneachs right hand,
And all but thy government, Eiré, have pleased me,
Thou waterful land.
The saint is supposed to have made this poem while in his self-imposed exile in Iona. Scholars do not believe that the poems in Irish attributed to Colum-cille belong to his periodthe first half of the sixth century.