Irish Sagas at UCC University College Cork



Oenach indiu luid in rí

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)
(Tp. = Topographical Poems, ed. O’Donovan)
(Fia. = Annals of Ireland: Three Fragments, ed. O’Donovan)
(Lct. = Leabhar na gCeart, ed. O’Donovan)
(Ods. = O’Donovan’s Supplement to O’Reilly’s Irish-English Dictionary)
(Mm. = O’Curry’s Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History)
(Rc. = Revue Celtique)

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’), §30; l. 120

*Badamair, probably the area around Cnoc Rafann, a fortified hill in Knockgraffon townland, barony of Middlethird (Map), Co. Tipperary (Mm. pp. 305 (337)) (Ods. p. 579 (594)) (HDGP ii p. 153, s.n. Bodhamair (1) / Badhamair) (Onom. ‘badamair’), §2; l. 8

Bairnech, unidentified (Onom. ‘bairnech’), §22; l. 88

*Berraman, Barrow Harbour, in Barrow townland, barony of Trughanacmy (Map), Co. Kerry (Mm. pp. 305 (337)) (HDGP ii p. 138, s.n. Bearramhain (1)) (Onom. ‘berraman’), §§16, 17, 51; ll. 62, 66, 204

*Cluain dá loch, in West Co. Limerick; perhaps in the parishes of Kildimo and Ardcanny (adjacent to Dromore Lough and Bleach Lough), barony of Kenry (Map), Co. Limerick (HDGP v p. 107, s.n. Cluain Dá Loch) (Onom. ‘c. dá loch’), §13; l. 51

Colomna crohinni, unidentified (Onom. ‘colomna crohinni’), §19; l. 76

*(Dun nGair), Dun Gair, a seat of the King of Cashel, on the ‘Hill of Doon’ (Knockadoon) over Lough Gur, in the townland of Loughgur, parish of Knockainy, barony of Small County (Map) (Lct. p. 90, note v) (Onom. ‘d. ngair’), §5; l. 19

Faicthe mic Maireda, unidentified (Onom. ‘f. mic maireda’), §4; l. 16

Fáil, a name of Ireland (Onom. ‘fáil’), §§3, 16, 50; ll. 10, 63, 197

Fid in chairn, unidentified (Onom. ‘f. in chairn’), §22; l. 85

Findnas, not identified (Onom. ‘f. nas’), §18; l. 72

*Flesc, the River Flesk which flows into Lough Leane (the Lakes of Killarney), Co. Kerry (FM. i p. 47, note y) (Onom. ‘flesc’), §22; l. 85

*Flesc finn, probably the Brown Flesk River which joins the River Maine which flows into Castlemaine Harbour, Co. Kerry (Onom. ‘flesc’), §19; l. 75

Fraechmag, unidentified (Onom. ‘fraechmag’), §18; l. 72

Gréc, a Greek (Onom. ‘gréc’), §9; l. 34

Ibarglend, unidentified (Onom. ‘ibarglend’), §53; l. 210

*Inber Fleisce finne, the Brown Flesk River joins the River Maine which flows into Castlemaine Harbour, Co. Kerry; it is probable that this placename refers to the mouth of the River Maine at Castlemaine Harbour, rather than the mouth of the River Flesk at Lough Leane (the Lakes of Killarney), Co. Kerry (Onom. ‘i. fleisce’), §19; l. 75

*Inber Lemna, the mouth of the River Laune at Castlemaine Harbour, Co. Kerry (Onom. ‘i. lemna’), §20; l. 78

Inis Elga, a name for Ireland (Onom. ‘i. elga’), §54; l. 214

*Lemain, the River Laune which flows from Lough Leane (the Lakes of Killarney) into Castlemaine Harbour, Co. Kerry (FM. i p. 59, note a) (Onom. ‘lemain’), §20; l. 79

Leirgg Daimglaiss, unidentified (Onom. ‘leirgg daimglaiss’), §18; l. 71

*Loch Gair, Lough Gur, in the parish of Knockainy, barony of Small County (Map), Co. Limerick (FM. v pp. 1335-1336, note p) (Onom. ‘l. gair’), §5; l. 19

*Loch Léin, Lough Leane (the Lakes of Killarney), Co. Kerry (FM. v p. 1779, note c) (Onom. ‘l. léin’), §20; l. 79

Luachair, comprised the barony of Magunihy (Map), Co. Kerry, and the barony of Duhallow (Map), Co. Cork (Tp. p. lxxv (289), note 663) (Onom. ‘luachair’), §16; l. 61

Mag da eo, unidentified (Onom. ‘m. da eo’), §19; l. 73

Móin cend, unidentified (Onom. ‘m. cend’), §19; l. 73

Móin cét, unidentified (Onom. ‘m. cét’), §20; l. 77

Mungairit, there is an abbey of this name (now Mungret), 3 miles South West of the city of Limerick, Co. Limerick. But in our poem it probably means Mangerton Mountain, Co. Kerry (Rc. vii p. 295 (355), note 5) (Onom. ‘mungairit’), §22; l. 86

Muimnech, Munsterman (Onom. ‘muimnech’), §§3, 4; ll. 11, 14

*Óinach Clochair, perhaps Clogherbeg Mote, Raheennamadra, barony of Coshlea (Map), Co. Limerick (Onom. ‘ó. clochair’), §3; l. 9

Óinach Life = Óinach Clochair (Onom. ‘o. life’), §1; l. 2

Sen-ibar, unidentified (Onom. ‘s. ibar’), §19; l. 74

Sen-glend, unidentified (Onom. ‘s. glend’), §19; l. 74

Sruth muine, unidentified (Onom. ‘s. muine’), §20; l. 77

*Tráig Lí, Tralee, barony of Trughanacmy (Map), Co. Kerry (Onom. ‘t. lí’), §18; ll. 70,71