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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)
(Lct. = Leabhar na gCeart, ed. O’Donovan)
(Mm. = O’Curry’s Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History)
(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.

Brega, (Map – Brega), the Eastern part of the central plain, between Midhe and the Irish Sea, mainly in Co. Meath, with parts of Co. Dublin (North of the River Liffey) and Co. Louth (South of the River Dee) (Lct. p. 11, note z) (HDGP ii p. 174, s.n. Breagha (1)) (Onom. ‘brega’), §16

*Cenannas na Ríg, the town of Kells, barony of Kells Upper (Map), Co. Meath (FM. i p. 56, note z) (HDGP iv p. 64, s.n. Ceanannas (1)) (Onom. ‘cenannas na ríg’), §§5, 7, 10, 16

Déisse Breg = Déisi Temrach, people in territory corresponding to the baronies of Deece Lower and Deece Upper (Map), Co. Meath (FM. i p. 356, note r) (HDGP vii p. 74, s.n. Déise Breagh (na); p. 77, Déise Teamhrach) (Onom. ‘déisse breg’, ‘déisi temrach’), §16

Laigin, Leinster, Leinstermen (Onom. ‘laigin’), §§1, 8, 9, etc.

Life = Mag Liphi, a plain near the River Liffey in Leinster (FM. i pp. 454-455, note y) (Onom. ‘life’, ‘m. liphi’), §9

Lifechair, in Mag Liphi (?) (Onom. ‘lifechair’), §9

*Odra Temrach, Odder, a townland, South-West of Tara, in the parish of Tara, in the barony of Skreen (Map), Co. Meath (FM. i p. 376, note k) (Onom. ‘odra temrach’), §18

*Ríge, the Rye Water which divides the counties of Meath and Kildare for several miles; this river was the boundary between Mide and Laigin (Map) (Rc. xiii p. 55, note 4) (FM. i pp. 216-217, note d, p. 381, note g) (Onom. ‘ríge’), §10

*Tech Buchat = Dún Buchat, Dunboyke, a townland in the parish of Holywood, in the barony of Talbotstown Lower (Map), Co. Wicklow (Rc. xiii p. 59, note 1) (Mm. p. 588 (624), note 171) (FM. i pp. 216-217, note d) (Onom. ‘t. buchat’, ‘d. buchat’), §1, 11

*Temair, Tara (Map – Teamhair), Co. Meath (FM. i pp. 30-31, note h) (Onom. ‘temair’), §§16, 17, 18