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)

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

*Almu, the celebrated Allen Hill, in the townland of Carrick, barony of Connell (Map), Co. Kildare (Fia. pp. 32-33 (45-46), note b) (Onom. ‘almu’), §30; l. 120

*Badamair, near the town of Caher, Co. Tipperary; probably the area around Cnoc Rafann, a fortified hill in Knockgraffon, barony of Middlethird (Map), Co. Tipperary (Mm. pp. 305 (337)) (Ods. p. 579 (594)) (Onom. ‘badamair’), §2; l. 8

Bairnech = Cnoc Bairnech, near Killarney, Co. Kerry (Mm. pp. 305 (337)) (Onom. ‘bairnech’, ‘c. bairnech’), §22; l. 88

Berraman, a strand near Tralee, Co. Kerry (Mm. pp. 305 (337)) (Onom. ‘berraman’), §§16, 17, 51; ll. 62, 66, 204

Cluain dá loch, not identified (Onom. ‘c. dá loch’), §13; l. 51

Colomna crohinni, not identified (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, not identified (Onom. ‘f. mic maireda’), §4; l. 16

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

Fid in chairn, not identified (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, not identified (Onom. ‘fraechmag’), §18; l. 72

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

Ibarglend, not identified (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, not identified (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, not identified (Onom. ‘m. da eo’), §19; l. 73

Móin cend, not identified (Onom. ‘m. cend’), §19; l. 73

Móin cét, not identified (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; or Monaster, East of Croom, Co. Limerick (Mm. pp. 305 (337)) (Onom. ‘ó. clochair’), §3; l. 9

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

Sen-ibar, not identified (Onom. ‘s. ibar’), §19; l. 74

Sen-glend, not identified (Onom. ‘s. glend’), §19; l. 74

Sruth muine, not identified (Onom. ‘s. muine’), §20; l. 77

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