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Tochmarc Étaíne

Place and tribal names

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(Onom. = Onomasticon Goedelicum)
(FM. = Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, ed. O’Donovan)
(Im. = The Tribes and Customs of Hy-Many, 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)
(Mm. = O’Curry’s Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History)
(Mc. = O’Curry’s Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish)
(ML. = Cath Mhuighe Léana, ed. O’Curry)
(Ra. = Reeves’ Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Down, Connor and Dromore)
(Au. = Annals of Ulster, ed. Hennessy/MacCarthy)
(Ed. = Edinburgh Dinnsenchas, ed. Stokes)
(Rc. = Revue Celtique)

Ailbe = Mag Ailbe, the Northern part of the baronies of Idrone West and Idrone East, Co. Carlow and the barony of Kilkea and Moone (Map), Co. Kildare (Lct. pp.16-17, note u) (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (Onom. ‘m. ailbe’), §1.23

Amnas, a river; not identified, §1.14

Banba, a poetic name for Ireland (Onom. ‘banba’), §3.23

Banna, the River Bann (FM. i p. 326, note m) (Onom. ‘banna’), §1.14

Bendtraigi (Laigen), (Benntraige) (Map – Benntraige), the barony of Bantry (Map), Co. Wexford (Tp. p. lvi (270), note 467) (Onom. ‘bendtraigi laigen’), §§3.22, 3.23

Bóand, the River Boyne (FM. i p. 91, A.M. 5160) (Onom. ‘bóand’), §§1.5, 1.8

Breifne, (Bréifne), (Uí Briúin Bréifne), (Map – Uí Briúin Bréifne), comprised Co. Leitrim and Co. Cavan (Tp. p. xxxvi (250), note 260) (Onom. ‘breifne’), §§3.5, 3.11

Brí Léith, Ardagh Hill, West of the village of Ardagh, barony of Ardagh (Map), Co. Longford (Lct. p. 9, note p) (Onom. ‘b. léith’), §§1.2, 1.3, 1.15, etc.

Brug na Bóinne, Newgrange on the River Boyne, Co. Meath (FM. i p. 22, note w) (Onom. ‘brug na bóinne’, ‘b. na bóinne’), §§1.1, 1.5, 1.6, etc.

Cleiteach, a place close to Newgrange on the River Boyne, Co. Meath (FM. i pp. 115-116, note o) (ML. p. 66 (102), note b) (Onom. ‘cleiteach’), §1.8

Cnoc Síde in Broga, near Brug na Bóinne (Onom. ‘c. síde in broga’), §§1.6, 1.9

Connachta, Connaught (Onom. ‘connachta’), §3.23

Dún Fremain in Mide, not identified (Onom. ‘d. fremain’,‘fremaind’), §2.1

Dún Fremain in Tethbe, Frewin Hill, over the Western shore of Loch Owel, in Wattstown townland, barony of Corkaree (Map), Co. Westmeath (FM. i p. 89, note w) (Onom. ‘d. fremain’,‘fremaind’), §§2.1, 3.21, 3.23

Finn, the River Finn in the barony of Raphoe South (Map), Co. Donegal (FM. i p. 37, note p) (Onom. ‘finn’), §1.14

Fir Cúl (Breg), (Fir Cúl Breg), (Map – Fir Chúl Breg), now the baronies of Kells Upper and Kells Lower (Map), Co. Meath (FM. i p. 297, note p) (Onom. ‘f. cúl’ and ‘f. cúl breg’), §§3.22, 3.23

Fremain Tethbe, see Dún Fremain, §§2.1, 2. 4, 3.21, 3.22

Inber Cíchmaine = Inber mBicne, at Bangor, Co. Down (Mc. iii p. 162) (Rc. xxiv, p. 154) (Onom.‘i. cíchmaine’, ‘i. mbicne’), §§1.21, 1.22, 1.23, 2.2

Loch nDairbrech, Lough Derravaragh, Co. Westmeath (FM. i p. 9, note e) (Onom. ‘l. ndairbrech’), §1.23

Loch dá Líg, not identified (Onom. ‘l. dá líg’), §1.23

Lóche, a river, not identified, §1.14

Luigne, (Luigne), (Map – Luigni), the barony of Lune (Map), Co. Meath (Tp. p. iv (218), note 15) (Onom. ‘luigne’), §3.22

Mag Breg = Brega, (Map – Brega), the plain comprising East Co. Meath and North Co. Dublin (Lct. p. 11, note z) (Onom. ‘m. breg’, ‘brega’), §3.1

Mag Dula, a plain in the barony of Keenacht (Map), Co. Derry (Au. ii p. 137, A.D. 1160) (Onom. ‘m. dula’), §1.13

Mag Fáil = Inis Fáil, Ireland (Onom. ‘m. fáil’), §3.10

Mag Inis, the baronies of Lecale Upper and  Lecale Lower (Map), Co. Down (FM. i p. 36, note w) (Onom. ‘m. inis’), §§1.1, 1.12

Mag Itha, a plain along the River Finn in the barony of Raphoe South (Map), Co. Donegal (Rc. xvi p. 40) (Tp. p. xviii (232), note 87) (Onom. ‘m. itha’), §1.13

Mag Lemna, a plain along the River Blackwater, in the barony of Clogher (Map), Co. Tyrone (Tp. p. xxi (235), note 119) (Onom. ‘m. lemna’), §1.13

Mag Li, (Fir Lí) (Map – Fir Lí), a territory on the West of the River Bann, in the modern barony of Coleraine (Map), Co. Derry (Ra. pp. 295-296, note g, p. 330, note a) (Onom. ‘m. lí’), §1.13

Mag Line, Moylinny, a plain extending from Lough Neagh to near Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim; probably co-extensive with the deanery of Moylinny; the townland Moylinny, in the parish of Antrim, Co. Antrim, preserves the name of this plain (Mis. p. 351, note o) (Ra. pp. 62-63, note a) (Onom. ‘m. line’), §1.13

Mag Macha, the plain around the town of Armagh, Co. Armagh (FM. i p. 10, note w) (Onom. ‘m. macha’), §1.13

Mag Már, in elfland, §3.10

Mag Muirthemne, (Map – Conaille Muirthemne), an ancient plain which extended from Drogheda to Dundalk and Carlingford (FM. i p. 10, note u) (Onom. ‘muirthemne’), §1.13

Mag Techt, a plain in (Uí Meic Uais) in (Airghialla), south of Lough Foyle (Map – Uí Macc Uais); the (Uí Meic Uais Mide) were in (Midhe) (Map – Uí Maic Uais), in the barony of Moygoish (Map), Co. Westmeath (FM. i. p. 485, A.D. 851) (FM. i p. 36, note r) (Onom. ‘m. techt’), §1.13

Mag Tóchair, a plain at the foot of Slieve Snaght, in the baronies of Inishowen West and Inishowen East (Map), Co. Donegal (FM. i p. 10, note o) (Onom. ‘m. tóchair’), §1.13

Mide, (Mide) (Map – Mide), Mide is nearly coextensive with the diocese of Meath (Map), which includes the greater part of Co.’s Meath, Westmeath and Offaly (Au. ii p. 133) (Onom. ‘mide’), §§2.1, 3.5, 3.11

Modarn, the Mourne River, Co. Tyrone (FM. vi p. 1933) (Onom. ‘modarn’), §1.14

Móin Lamraigi, see Magh Lamraide, near Armagh, Co. Armagh (Ed. p. 484); in Co. Fermanagh (FM. iv p. 1130 (484), note r) (Onom. ‘m. lamraigi’), §§3.5, 3.8, 3.11

Nas, a river; not identified, §1.14

Oichén, a river; not identified, §1.14

Óinach Bodbgnai, Bodbgnai = Badna was nearly coextensive with the barony of Ballintobber North (Map), Co. Roscommon; in it was Sliab Bodbgnai = Sliab Badna, (Map – Sliabh Baghna), Slieve Bawn (Im. p. 90, note h) (FM. i p. 11, note b) (Onom. ‘badbgna’, ‘badna’, ‘s. bodbgnai’, ‘s. badna’, ‘ó. bodbgnai’), §1.25

Or, a river; not identified, §1.14

Sámair, the River Erne which goes out of Lower Lough Erne into the sea (FM. vi p. 2011, note u) (Onom. ‘sámair’), §1.14

Síd Ban Find = Síd ar Femin (Onom. ‘s. ban find’, ‘s. na mban finn’), §§1.23, 3.15, 3.16

Síd Breg Leith, see Brí Léith, (Onom. ‘s. breg leith’), §3.17

Síd ar Femin, on Slievenamon, a mountain 8 miles North East of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary (FM. i pp. 46-47, note w) (Onom. ‘s. ar femin’, ‘s. femin’, ‘s. feimhin’), §3.15

Síd Nenta iar nuisciu, (Map – Sídh Neanta), Fairymount, in the parish of Kilgefin, barony of South Ballintober (Map), Co. Roscommon (Im. p. 6 (16), note r) (Onom. ‘s. nenta’), §§3.21, 3.23

Slena, a river, not identified, §1.14

Sliab Fúait, Sliabh Fuaid, the highest mountain in the Fews, a mountain range near Newtownhamilton, in the barony of Fews Upper (Map), in Co. Armagh (FM. i p. 26, note g) (Onom. ‘s. fúait’), §3.20

Temair, Tara (Map – Teamair), Co. Meath (FM. i pp. 30-31, note h) (Onom. ‘temair’), §§2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.22

Tethbe, (Fir Tethba), (Map – Tethba), the kingdom of Teffia was said to extend through much of modern Co. Longford and Co. Westmeath (FM. iii p. 156, note z)  (Onom. ‘tethbe’), §§2.1, 2.4

Tír Már, in elfland, §3.10

Túatha Tethbe, see Tethbe, §3.23

Uisnech, Ushnagh Hill (Map – Uisneach), in Co. Westmeath (FM. i p. 166, note c) (Onom. ‘uisnech’), §1.5

Ulaid, Ulster (Onom. ‘ulaid’), §1.21

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