46Sayers, William. "A cut above. Ration and station in an Irish king’s hall." Food and Foodways, vol. 4, no. 2, 1990, p. 101.

A poem from the Dindshenchas, "Temair toga na tulach," appearing in 20 manuscripts, reprises in verse the portion-distribution depicted in the illustration from the Book of Leinster:

"The House of Temair, round which is the rath,
from it was given to each his due;
honour still continues to such as them
at the courts of kings and princes.

King and Chief of the Poets,
sage, farmer, they received their due,
couches that torches burn not,
the thighs and the chine-steaks.

Leech and spencer, stout smith,
steward, portly butler,
the heads of the beasts to all of them
in the house of the yellow-haired king.

Engraver, famed architect,
shield-maker, and keen soldier,
in the king's house they drank a cup;
this was their proper due, a fist.

Jester, chess-player, sprawling buffoon,
piper, cheating juggler,
the shank was their share of meat in truth,
when they came into the king's house.

The shins were the share of the noble musician,
the flute-player and rhymester both,
the horn-blower, the piper,
both consumed the broken meats.

A charge on the prince of Meath,
were the cobblers and comb-makers,
the due of the strong skilled folk
was the fat underside of the shoulder.

The backs, the chines in every dwelling
were given to druids and doorkeepers;
the uruscla belonged without question to the maidens
after serving the house of Tara."

(Downey, Clodagh. "Dindsenchas and the Tech Midchúarta." Ériu, vol. 60, 2010, pp. 19-21.)