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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)
(Fy. = The Genealogies, Tribes and Customs of Hy-Fiachrach, ed. O’Donovan)
(Tp. = Topographical Poems, ed. O’Donovan)
(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.

Aidhne, (Aidne), (Map – Aidne), a territory equivalent to the diocese of Kilmacduagh, in the baronies of Kiltartan, Dunkellin and Loughrea (Map), in the South-West corner of Co. Galway (Fy. p. 52, note l) (HDGP i p. 27, s.n. Aidhne (1)) (Onom. ‘aidhne’), §§1, 4, 28, 37

*Carn Conaill, in Aidhne, Co. Galway; probably in Ballyconnell townland, barony of Kiltartan (Map), Co. Galway (HDGP iii p. 67, s.n. Carn Conaill (1)) (FM. i p. 260, note x) (Onom. ‘c. conaill’), §4

Cenél Fergusa, the race of Fergus, son of Brian, i.e. the Ui Briúin of Connacht (Onom. ‘c. fergusa’, ‘ui briúin’), §1

*Cluain maccu Nois, ecclesiastical site and former diocesan see, Clonmacnoise townland, barony of Garrycastle (Map), Co. Offaly (FM. i pp. 185-186, note r) (HDGP v p. 133, s.n. Cluain Mac Nóis) (Onom. ‘c. maccu nois’,  §§3, 37

Connachta, the territory west of the River Shannon (HDGP vi p. 48, s.n. Connachta) (Onom. ‘connachta’), §§1, 2, 3, 4

Ériu, Ireland (Onom. ‘ériu’§§27, 29, 32, 35

*Inis Celtra, Inishcaltra or Holy Island in Lough Derg, in the barony of Leitrim (Map), Co. Galway (FM. vii p. 68) (Onom. ‘i. celtra’), §§5, 6

*Liath Manchan, Lemanaghan, a townland and parish in the barony of Garrycastle (Map), Co. Offaly (FM. i p. 276, note u) (Onom. ‘liath manchan’), §3

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’), §§1, 3

Muma, Munster, Munstermen (Onom. ‘muma’), §4

*Tailtiu, Teltown, a hill, townland and parish in the barony of Kells Upper (Map), Co. Meath (FM. i p. 25, note d) (Onom. ‘tailtiu’), §§27, 29

Tuaim n-Eirc = Liath Manchan (Onom. ‘t. n-eirc’), §3

Uí Fidgente, the Uí Fidgente inhabited a region of Co. Limerick along the River Maigue, West of the City of Limerick (FM. i p. 278, note e) (Onom. ‘uí fidgente’), §4

Ui Conaill (Gabra), the baronies of Connello Upper and Lower (Map), Co. Limerick (Tp. p. lxxvii (291), note 692) (Onom. ‘ui conaill gabra’), §4

Ui Liatháin, the baronies of Barrymore and Kinnatalloon (Map), Co. Cork (Tp. p. lxiv (278), note 549) (Onom. ‘ui liatháin’), §4