In the final part of the story, the army of Connaught is making no headway against Cúchulainn. He was picking Maeve's men off one by one. Ferdia, foster brother of Cúchulainn, is eventually matched against Ulster's hero. For days they battle it out and by night they assist and nurse each other. They pledge always to be brothers but eventually Cúchulainn kills Ferdia. Maeve gets her bull but it is a Pyrrhic victory for she loses him soon after. Sadly Cúchulainn dies of his battle wounds.
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