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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)
(Im. = The Tribes and Customs of Hy-Many, ed. O’Donovan)
(Lct. = Leabhar na gCeart, ed. O’Donovan)
(At. iv = The Atlantis, iv)
(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.

*Acaill, Achill Island, Co. Mayo (Fy. p. 490) (HDGP i p. 9, s.n. Acaill) (Onom. ‘acaill’), §§53, 57

Alba, from the 9th Century, the Gaelic kingdom in Scotland, later the whole of Scotland (HDGP i p. 50, s.n. Alba (1)) (Onom. ‘alba’), §§19, 36

*Ára, Inishmore, the Aran Islands, in Galway Bay (At. iv, p. 116, note 82) (HDGP i p. 72, s.n. Ára (1)) (Onom. ‘ára’), §§6, 8, 29

*Brí Léith, a hill, 1 mile South-West of the village of Ardagh, in Garrycam townland, barony of Moydow (Map), Co. Longford (Lct. p. 9, note p) (HDGP ii p. 197, s.n. Brí Léith) (Onom. ‘b. léith’), §3

*Bun na Banna, the estuary of the River Bann, near Coleraine, Co. Derry (FM. iv p. 1091, A.D. 1475) (HDGP ii p. 223, s.n. Bun (na) Banna) (Onom. ‘bun na banna’), §46

Carrac na Rón, near Sruth na Maoile (HDGP iii p. 98, s.n. Carraig na Rón) (Onom. ‘c. na rón’), §§38, 43

*Cell Da Lúa, the village of Killaloe, barony of Tulla Lower (Map), Co. Clare (FM. vii p. 72) (HDGP iii p. 158, s.n. Ceall Dalua) (Onom. ‘c. da lúa’), §64

Connachta, the territory west of the River Shannon (HDGP vi p. 48, s.n. Connachta) (Onom. ‘connachta’), §§19, 63

Druim Caoin, not identified (Onom. ‘d. caoin’), §49

*Es Ruaid, the falls of Assaroe on the River Erne at Ballyshannon, barony of Tirhugh (Map), Co. Donegal (Fy. p. 76 (95), note c)  (Onom. ‘es ruaid’), §3

Ériu, Ireland (Onom. ‘ériu’), §§2, 6, 19, etc.

*Inis Geidhe, Inishkea North and Inishkea South, in the barony of Erris (Map), Co. Mayo (Fy. p. 492) (Onom. ‘i. geidhe’, ‘i. geóidh’), §57

*Inis Gluaire Breanainn, Inishglora, in the barony of Erris (Map), Co. Mayo (Fy. p. 492) (Onom. ‘i. gluaire breanainn’, ‘i. gluair’), §§19, 20, 57, etc.

Irrus Domnann, the barony of Erris (Map), Co. Mayo (Fy. p. 492) (Onom. ‘i. domnann’, ‘irrus’), §19, 35, 53, etc.

Lochán na hÉanlaithe, in Inis Gluaire Breanainn (Onom. ‘l. na héanlaithe’), §§57, 61

*Loch nDairbrech, Lough Derravaragh, Co. Westmeath (FM. i p. 9, note e) (Onom. ‘l. ndairbrech’), §17, 19, 24, etc.

*Loch Dercderc = Dergderc, Lough Derg, near Killaloe, Co. Clare (Im. p. 5 (15), note i) (Onom. ‘l. dercderc’, ‘dergderc’), §7

*Mael (Chinntíre), the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland (At. iv, p. 122, note 95) (Onom. ‘mael chinntíre’), §§20, 34

Muma, Munster (Onom. ‘muma’), §§19, 63

*Rinn Iorrais Domhnann, in Irrus Domnann; not identified; possibly Erris Head, Co. Mayo (Onom. ‘r. iorrais domhnann’), §§35, 51, 52, 55

Sid Buidhbh Dheirg, over Loch Dercderc (At. iv, p. 116, note 80) (Onom. ‘s. buidhbh dheirg’, ‘s. bóidb’), §§11, 21, 30, etc.

*Síd Findachaid, on the top of Sliabh Fuaid, the highest mountain in the Fews, a mountain range near Newtownhamilton, in the barony of Fews Upper (Map), in Co. Armagh (O’Duffy, op. cit., p. 82, note 8) (Onom. ‘s. findachaid’), §§3, 7, 16, etc.

Síd Lir = Síd Findachaid (Onom. ‘s. lir’), §§13, 50

Sruth na Maile, the current at the Mull of Kintyre (Mael Chinntíre), Scotland (At. iv, p. 122, note 95) (Onom. ‘s. na maile’, ‘s. na maile chind tíri’), §19, 35, 36, etc.

*Tailtiu, Teltown, a hill, townland and parish in the barony of Kells Upper (Map) in Co. Meath (FM. i p. 25, note d) (Onom. ‘tailtiu’), §1

*Tech Duinn, Bull Island, one of the three islands called the Bull Island, the Cow Island, the Calf Island, off Dursey Island, in the barony of Bear (Map), Co. Cork (Rc. xi p. 44, note 4) (Lct. p. 51, note o) (Onom. ‘t. duinn’), §57