When the "Danes" (Vikings) have been reduced to two, a father and a son, the Irish try to get from them the secret of how they mad beer from heather. The father tells them to kill his son, and that he will then tell them the secret. When the son had been put to death, the old Dane then said to his captors: "Put me to death also, if ye so will, for I will never reveal the secret."

Result count: 52
  1. (no title)

    Years ago a man came to this district with an army to drive out the Danes from the lios.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Muiris Breannóc
    Occupation
    teacher
  2. (no title)

    During the Danish occupation of this country it was well known that they brewed a kind of beer from heather.

    Language
    English
    Informant
    Mr John Sweeney
    Age
    75
  3. Seanscéal

    Tháinig beirt Lochlannach go hÉirinn fad ó shoin mar gheall rún déanta beórach a fhághail.

    Language
    Irish
    Collector
    Caitlín Nic Ghloinn
  4. (no title)

    Long ago the last three of the Danes was left in Ireland.

    Language
    English
    Informant
    Felix Gallagher
    Age
    62