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Echtra mac nEchach Muigmedóin

Place and tribal names

Google Map of Places in text

(Onom. = Onomasticon Goedelicum)
(FM. = Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, ed. O’Donovan)
(Fy. = The Genealogies, Tribes and Customs of Hy-Fiachrach, ed. O’Donovan)
(Tp. = Topographical Poems, ed. O’Donovan)

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.

*Almu, Allen Hill, in the townland of Carrick, barony of Connell (Map), Co. Kildare (Fia. pp. 32-33 (45-46), note b) (HDGP i p. 55, s.n. Almha) (Onom. ‘almu’), §3

Cenél Conaill = Tír Conaill, Tyrconnell, (Cenél Conaill), (Map – Cenél Conaill), a segment of the Northern Uí Néill whose territory varied in extent over the centuries, normally equivalent to the diocese of Raphoe (Map), i.e. most of Tír Chonaill, Co. Donegal (Fy. p. 73, note a) (HDGP iv p. 109, s.n. Ceinéal Conaill) (Onom. ‘cenel conaill’, ‘c. conaill’, ‘t. conaill’), §19

Cenél n-Eoghain, (Cenél Eóghain) (Map – Cenél Eóghain), the dominant segment of the Northern Uí Néill, originally in Inis Eoghain (mainly the baronies of Inishowen East and Inishown West (Map), Co. Donegal, including Ailech), later expanding into other parts of Ulster, especially Tír Eoghain (County Tyrone), where their coronation site was Tulach Óc (FM. iii p. 7, note r) (HDGP iv p. 117, s.n. Ceinéal Eoghain) (Onom. ‘c. n-eoghain’, ‘t. eogain’), §19

Clann Colmáin, (Clan Colmain), (Map – Clan Cholmain), the dominant branch of the Southern Uí Néill in the ancient territory of Midhe, originally centred around Uisnech (FM. iv p. 1063 (417), note z) (HDGP v p. 16, s.n. Clann Cholmáin) (Onom. ‘c. colmáin’), §19

*Cluain Boirend, ecclesiastical site in Cloonburren townland, barony of Moycarn (Map), Co. Roscommon (HDGP v p. 91, s.n. Cluain Boireann) (FM. i p. 209, note w) (Onom. ‘c. boirend’), §6

*Codal = Benn Codail, Ireland’s Eye, Co. Dublin (FM. ii p. 582, note q) (HDGP vi p. 2, s.n. Codhal (2), ii p. 119, s.n. Beann Chodhail) (Onom. ‘codal’, ‘b. codail’), §3

Femen = Mag Feimin, (Mag Femin), a plain South of Cashel, comprising the barony of Iffa and Offa East (Map), Co. Tipperary (Tp. p. lxi (275), note 514) (Onom. ‘femen’, ‘mag feimin’, ‘mag femin’), §3

Life, a plain near the River Liffey (FM. i pp. 454-455, note y) (Onom. ‘life’), §3

*Maenmag, now Moinmoy, a territory lying around Loughrea, Co. Galway (FM. i p. 28, note y) (Onom. ‘m. mag’), §3

Muir Icht, the English Channel (FM. i p. 127, note z) (Onom. ‘m. n-icht’), §3

Síl Aeda Slani, (Sil Áeda Sláine), (Map – Síl nÁedo Sláine), descendants of Aed Slani; located in Co. Meath (FM. i p. 149, note b) (Onom. ‘s. aeda slani’), §19

*Temair, the Hill of Tara (Map – Teamhair), Co. Meath (FM. i pp. 30-31, note h) (Onom. ‘temair’), §§1, 2, 3, etc.

Uí Ailello = Tír n-Ailella, (Uí Ailealla), (Map – Uí Ailealla), descendants of Ailell, son of Eochu Mugmedón; their territory included the barony of Tirerrill (a corruption of ‘Tír n-Ailella’) and part of the barony of Corran (Map) (FM. i p. 32, note n) (Onom. ‘ui ailello’, ‘t. n-ailella’), §13

Uí Briúin, (Uí Briúin Ai), (Uí Briúin Bréifne), (Uí Briúin Seola), (Map – Uí Briúin), descendants of Brian, son of Eochu Mugmedón; located in Connaught (FM. i p. 424, note w) (Onom. ‘ui b. ái’, ‘ui b. breifne’, ‘ui b. seola’, ‘ui briúin’), §13

Uí Fiachrach, (Uí Fiachrach Aidne), (Uí Fiachrach Muaide), (Map – Uí Fiachrach), descendants of Fiachra, son of Eochu Mugmedón; Uí Fiachrach Aidne was co-extensive with the Diocese of Kilmacduagh (Map), in the baronies of Kiltartan and Dunkellin (Map); Uí Fiachrach Muaide included the baronies of Erris and Tirawley in Co. Mayo and the barony of Tireragh (‘Tír Fiachrach’) in Co. Sligo (Map) (Fy. pp. 2-3 (25-26)) (Onom. ‘ui fiachrach aidni’, ‘ui fiachrach muaide’, ‘úi fiachrach’), §15

Uí Néill, (Northern Uí Néill), (Map – Northern Uí Néill), (Southern Uí Néill), (Map – Southern Uí Néill), descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages (FM. i p. 199, A.D. 557) (FM. i p. 33, note a) (Onom. ‘ui néill in tuaiscirt’, ‘ui néill in deiscirt’, ‘ui néill’), §19

*Uisnech, Ushnagh Hill (Map – Uisneach), in Co. Westmeath (FM. i p. 166, note c) (Onom. ‘uisnech’), §19