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Baile Binnbérlach mac Buain

Place and tribal names

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(Onom. = Onomasticon Goedelicum)
(FM. = Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, ed. O’Donovan)
(Mm. = O’Curry’s Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History)
(Lct. = Leabhar na gCeart, ed. O’Donovan)
(Adr. = Dr. Reeves' Notes to Adamnan’s Vita Sancti Columbae)

In addition to the above online sources, identification of the placenames below is based on the Fascicles of the following publication, where available:

HDGP = Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames (Ó Riain et al.)

The placenames marked with a star (*) below have been identified and appear in the Google Map above.

*(Ailenn = Cnoc Aillinne = Dún Aillinne), (Map – Dun Ailinne), site on hill in Knockaulin townland, barony of Kilcullen (Map), Co. Kildare (FM. i p. 58, note c) (HDGP i p. 31, s.n. Aileann) (Onom. ‘ailenn’, ‘c. aillinne’, ‘d. aillinne’), §6

*Bóand, the River Boyne in Leinster (FM. i p. 91, A.M. 5160) (HDGP ii p. 155, s.n. Bóinn (Bóann), an) (Onom. ‘bóand’), §2

Brega, (Map – Brega), the Eastern part of the central plain, between Midhe and the Irish Sea, mainly in Co. Meath, with parts of Co. Dublin (North of the River Liffey) and Co. Louth (South of the River Dee) (Lct. p. 11, note z) (HDGP ii p. 174, s.n. Breagha (1)) (Onom. ‘brega’), §2

Dál mBuain, Dál Cuirb, Monaigh Arad, “Dál mBuain and Dál Cuirb, and the Monach, were the tribes descended from the three grandsons of Capha, and the territories which bore their names were situated in the present county of Down.” (Dál mBuinne, Dál Cuirb, Monaig) (Map – Monaig) (Mm. p. 474 (507))(Onom. ‘d. mbuinne’, ‘d. cuirb’, ‘monaigh’), §1

*Emain Macha, Navan Fort, (Map – Eamhain Macha), 2 miles west of the town of Armagh, Co. Armagh  (FM. i p. 431, note d) (Onom. ‘e. macha’), §2

Laigin, Leinster, Leinstermen (Onom. ‘laigin’), §§4, 9

Muirthemne = Mag Muirthemne (Map – Conaille Muirthemne), an ancient plain which extended from Drogheda to Dundalk and Carlingford (FM. i p. 10, note u) (Onom. ‘muirthemne’), §2

*Ros na Ríg, Rossnaree, a ford on the River Boyne, near Slane, Co. Meath (Adr. p. 235, note a) (Onom. ‘r. na ríg’), §2

*Sliab Fúait, Sliabh Fuaid, the highest mountain in the Fews, a mountain range near Newtownhamilton, in the barony of Fews Upper (Map), Co. Armagh (FM. i p. 26, note g) (Onom. ‘s. fúait’), §2

*Sliab Suidi Laigen, Mount Leinster on the Carlow/Wexford border (Mm. p. 475 (508)) (Onom. ‘s. suidi laigen’), §§4, 7

*Temair, Tara (Map – Teamhair), Co. Meath (FM. i pp. 30-31, note h) (Onom. ‘temair’), §11

*Tráig Baili, strand at Dundalk, Co. Louth (FM. iv pp. 723-724, note r) (Onom. ‘t. baili’), §§2, 5, 7

*Tuag Inbir, the estuary of the River Bann, Co. Derry (FM. ii p. 572, note m) (Onom. ‘t. inbir’), §§4, 7

Ulaid, Ulster, Ulstermen (Onom. ‘ulaid’), §§7, 9