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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)
(Lct. = Leabhar na gCeart, ed. O’Donovan)
(Tp. = Topographical Poems, ed. O’Donovan)
(Mis. = Miscellany of the Celtic Society, ed. O’Donovan)
(ML. = Cath Mhuighe Léana, ed. O’Curry)
(Adr. = Dr. Reeves’ Notes to Adamnan’s Vita Sancti Columbae)
(Ra. = Reeves’ Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Down, Connor and Dromore)
(Fen. = Book of Fenagh, ed Hennessy)
(Au. = Annals of Ulster, ed. Hennessy/MacCarthy)

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; line-numbers are given for each placename to facilitate locating placenames in the CELT edition as a single file.

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’), §§1, 10, 15, etc.; ll. 1, 3, 143, 302, etc.

Bernas, unidentified (Onom. ‘bernas’), §18; l. 413

*Buach, perhaps connected with Dún Buchad, Dunboyke townland, barony of Talbotstown Lower (Map), Co. Wicklow (HDGP ii p. 213, s.n. Buach) (Onom. ‘buach’), §18, ll. 385, 389, 393, 440

Caill Gartan, in Ciarraige, unidentified §20; l. 462

Cerne, probably a district in the barony of Gaultiere (Map), Co. Waterford (HDGP iv p. 92, s.n. Cearna (2)) (Onom. ‘cerne’), §§10, 20; ll. 149, 154, 162, 171, 457

Ciarraige, (Ciarraighe), (Map – Ciarraige), (Map – Ciarraige); a fortuath scattered throughout Munster and Connaught; it is unclear whether the Ciarraige of Munster or of Connaught are intended (Binchy, op. cit., p. 36) (Fen. p. 39, note 8) (HDGP iv p. 141, s.n. Ciarraighe) (Onom. ‘ciarraige’), §20, l. 463

*Coire dá Rúad = Coire Brecain (?), a whirlpool between Ireland and Scotland; perhaps = Coire Brecain (?), a whirlpool between Rathlin Island and the coast of Co. Antrim; name later applied to the Gulf of Corryvreckan between Jura and Scarba, Scotland (Adr. pp. 29-30, note e) (Ra. pp. 289-292) (HDGP vi p. 23, s.n. Coire Dhá Ruadh, p. 22, s.n. Coire Bhreacáin) (Onom. ‘coire brecain’), §18; ll. 398, 401, 406

Collmag, (Hazel-Plain), in Ulaid (HDGP vi p. 30, s.n. Collmhagh) (Onom. ‘collmag’), §5; l. 40

*Comar trí n-uisce, the point at which the River Suir, the River Nore and the River Barrow meet, at Cheekpoint townland, barony of Gaultiere (Map), Co. Waterford (FM. i p. 490, note c) (HDGP vi p. 35, s.n. Comar Trí nUisce) (Onom. ‘c. trí n-uisce’), §20; l. 454

Connachta, Connaught; the territory west of the River Shannon (HDGP vi p. 48, s.n. Connachta) (Onom. ‘connachta’), §§11, 15; ll. 172, 285

Corca Laigde, (Corca Laoidhe), (Map – Corca Laoígde), one of the early ruling families of Munster; later found as people and territory in the South-West peninsulas of Co. Cork, in area approximately equivalent to the historical diocese of Ross (Map) (Tp. p. lxv (279), note 565) (HDGP vi p. 68, s.n. Corca Laoighdhe) (Onom. ‘c. laigde’ and ‘c. luigde’), §§15, 18, 19; ll. 296-7, 408, 444

Cruithni, (Map – Cruithin), a name used for a people found mainly in Ulster, in Dál nAraidhe (Co. Antrim), Uí Eachach Cobha (Co. Down) and in various other places in Ireland, and also used for the the Picts of Scotland (FM. i p. 189, note l) (HDGP vi p. 139, s.n. Cruithne) (Onom. ‘cruithni’), §20; l. 484

Cualu, (Crích Cualu), an early name for the whole area of the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains, originally around Tallaght and Saggart, stretching down to Blessington; later including South Co. Dublin east of the River Dodder and North-Eastern Co. Wicklow as far South as Newcastle (Lct. 13, note h) (HDGP vi p. 146, s.n. Cuala (1)) (Onom. ‘cualu’), §20; l. 453

Cúla, unidentified, §20; l. 470

Cúl Toladh, (Conmaicne Cuile Toladh), (Map – Conmaicne Cuile Tolad), the place from which Conmhaicne Cúile Toladh (south of the Robe River, barony of Kilmaine (Map), Co. Mayo) took its name (Fy. p. 487) (HDGP vi p. 175, s.n. Cúil Toladh, p. 45 s.n. Conmhaicne Cúile Toladh) (Onom. ‘c. toladh’, ‘conmhaicne cúile toladh’, ‘c. cúle talad’), §20; l. 466

Dairine, a branch of the Érainn of Munster claiming descent from Dáire Doimthech; equated with the Corca Laigde (Mis. p.141) (Onom. ‘dairine’), §20; l. 461 (in MS B)

Dál Riada, (Dál Riada), (Map – Dál Riata), a group of tribes in North Co. Antrim, by whom the first Goidelic settlements in Scotland were effected (Ra. pp. 334-336) (FM. i p. 33, note c) (Onom. ‘dál riada’), §20; l. 478

*Dún Baoi, Dunboy, near Castletownbere, in the barony of Bear (Map), Co. Cork (FM. vi p. 2308, note b) (Onom. ‘d. baoi’), §§16, 18, 19; ll. 324-5, 379, 430, 445

*Durlas Guaire = Dún Guaire, Dungory Castle, Dungory West, east of Kinvarra, in the barony of Kiltartan (Map), Co. Galway (Fy. pp. 67-68, note p) (FM. vi p. 2086, note q) (Onom. ‘durlas guaire’, ‘d. guaire’), §§12, 14; ll. 216, 278, 283

Ecthge = Sliab Echtgi (Onom. ‘echtge’), §14; ll. 278

Ériu, Ireland (Onom. ‘ériu’), §§4, 6, 11, etc; ll. 26, 53, 207, etc.

Es nGabra, a waterfall near Dún Baoi, §18; ll. 421, 424

Findia, not identified, §20; l. 472

Gergenn = Mag Gerginn = Mag Circinn, a territory in Pictland (Scotland) between the River Tay and the River Dee (Binchy, op. cit., pp. 38, 68), (Onom. ‘m. gerginn’, ‘m. circinn’), §20; l. 484

Góidil, the Irish, (Onom. ‘góedil’), §20; l. 465

*Inber Cinn Bera = Inber Colpa, §21; ll. 502, 504

Inber Colpa, the mouth of the River Boyne at Drogheda, Co. Louth (FM. i p. 91, note c) (Onom. ‘i. colpa’), §21; 498-9

Inber Fernai, not identified; possibly Waterford Harbour (Binchy, op. cit., p. 35), §20; l. 455

Inber in Ríg, not identified; possibly the mouth of the River Tweed, or the River Tees or the River Tyne (Binchy, op. cit., p. 37), §20; l. 483

Inis Moccu Chéin, probably a small island near Sci (Skye) (Binchy, op. cit., pp. 21, 68) (Onom. ‘sci’), §1; ll. 3-4

Irlóchir = Iarluachair, (Éoganacht Iar-Luchair), a district comprising East Co. Kerry and some adjoining parts of South Co. Limerick and West Co. Cork (Binchy, op. cit., p. 68) (Au. i p. 188, note 1) (Lct. pp. 74-75, note y) (Onom. ‘irlóchir’, ‘iarluachair’, ‘e. iar-luchair’), §20; l. 460

*Loch n-Aindind, Lough Ennell, near Mullingar, in the barony of Moyashel and Magheradernon (Map), Co. Westmeath (FM. i p. 9, note f) (FM. iv p. 949, note n) (Onom. ‘l. n-aindind’), §10; ll. 158, 161

Loch Creda, on the North-East coast of Ireland (Onom. ‘l. creda’), §21; l. 505

*Loch Cúan, Strangford Lough, Co. Down (FM. i p. 7, note w) (Onom. ‘l. cúan’), §20; l. 474

Luigne, (Luigne), (Map – Luigne), the barony of Leyny (Map), Co. Sligo (Fy. p. 493) (Lct. pp. 103-104, note h) (Onom. ‘luigne’), §20; l. 468

*Maenmag = Mag Maonmaighe, the plain around Loughrea, in the barony of Loughrea (Map), Co. Galway (FM. i p. 28, note y) (FM. v p. 1403, note l) (Onom. ‘m. mag’, ‘m. maonmaighe’), §11; l. 177

Mag Breg = Bregmag = Brega, (Map – Brega), the plain comprising East Co. Meath and North Co. Dublin (Lct. p. 11, note z) (Onom. ‘m. breg’, ‘bregmag’, ‘brega’), §10; l. 149

Mag Inis, the baronies of Lecale Upper and  Lecale Lower (Map), Co. Down (FM. i p. 36, note w) (Onom. ‘m. inis’), §20; l. 476

Mag Muirthemne = Muirthemne (Onom. ‘mag muirthemne’), §10; l. 149

Muirthemne, (Map – Conaille Muirthemne), an ancient plain that extended from Drogheda to Dundalk and Carlingford (FM. i p. 10, note u) (Onom. ‘muirthemne’), §20; l. 473

Mumu, Munster, Munstermen (Onom. ‘muma’), §§14, 15, 20; ll. 276, 296, 459

Saxain, the Saxons and English (Onom. ‘saxain’), §§19, 20; ll. 441, 482

*Sci, Skye (Au. i p. 275, note 10) (Onom. ‘sci’), §§10, 11, 20; ll. 170, 176, 488

*Sinand, the Shannon River (FM. i p. 355, A.D. 751) (Onom. ‘sinand’), §11; l. 172

*Sliab Echtgi, Slieve Aughty mountains, on the borders of Co. Galway and Co. Clare (FM. vi p. 2004, note w) (Onom. ‘s. echtgi’), §14; l. 276

Tír n-Eili = Ele, (Éile), (Map – Éile), Ely O’Carroll, which consisted of the baronies of Clonlisk and Ballybrit in Co. Offaly (Map) and baronies of Ikerrin and Eliogarty in Co. Tipperary (Map) (Tp. p. lxxxiv (298), note 759) (Onom. ‘ele’, ‘eili’, ‘t. n-eili’), §20; l. 458

Ulaid, Ulster, Ulstermen (Onom. ‘ulaid’), §§5, 20; ll. 40, 476

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