“Years ago a man came to this district with an army to drive out the Danes from the lios.”
- Muiris Breannóc
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 made 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."