It failti na hingena
o thic doib co Beltaine;
is deithbiriu damsa bron:
sech am trog, am sentaine.
The girls are joyful when they approach Maytime: grief is more fitting for me: I am not only miserable, I am an old woman.
From The Lament of the Old Woman of Beare quoted in The Book of the Cailleach by Gearoid O Crualaoich. Cork University Press 2003