Donn Bó

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The singing severed head in the story of the Battle of Allen. First known as a young warrior with a sweet singing voice, Donn Bó was killed in battle and decapitated. Later his head was found, cleaned, and taken to a feast at the Hill of Allen, where it/he sang in praise of Fergal, also decapitated. This fulfilled his pledge, ‘Wherever you may be tomorrow night, I will entertain you.’

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