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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)
(Ods. = O’Donovan’s Supplement to O’Reilly’s Irish-English Dictionary)
(Mm. = O’Curry’s Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History)
(Ra. = Reeves’ Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Down, Connor and Dromore)

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.

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’), §§8, 19

*Áth Cliath, on the River Liffey, at Dublin, Co. Dublin (FM. i p. 457 note m) (HDGP i p. 119, s.n. Áth Cliath) (Onom. ‘á. cliath’), §12

Cell Coindeiri, the church of the Coindiri; a tribe named the Coindiri once held the land now covered by the diocese of Connor (Map), which comprises very nearly all Co. Antrim, plus some of Co. Derry and Co. Down; Connor, Connor is also the name of a town, townland and parish in the barony of Antrim Lower (Map) (Ra. pp. 237-243) (Onom. ‘c. coindeiri’, ‘coindiri’, ‘condere’), §23

*Clár Daire Móir, probably in Longfordpass North townland, barony of Eliogarty (Map), Co. Tipperary (HDGP v p. 66, s.n. Clár Doire Mhóir) (Onom. ‘c. daire móir’), §12

Dál n-Araide, (Dál n-Araidhe), (Map – Dál nAraide), the dominant people of the Cruithne (Picts) of North-East  Ulster in the early historic period who provided many overkings of Ulaidh. They occupied lands mainly in South Co. Armagh (East of the River Main), though some of their sub-kingdoms held territory in North Co. Down (Ra. pp. 334-348) (HDGP vii p. 14, s.n. Dál nAraidhe) (Onom. ‘d. n-araide’), §23

Dési Muman, (Déisi Mumhan), (Map – Déisi Mumhan), branch of the Déise who settled in the region approximately corresponding to the Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, Co. Waterford, and in South Co. Tipperary and in East Co. Cork (FM. i p. 115, note n) (HDGP vii p. 75, s.n. Déise (Mumhan)) (Onom. ‘dési muman’), §1

*Drochet Cairpre, Drehid near the village of Carbury in the barony of Carbury (Map), Co. Kildare (Mm. p. 487 (520)) (HDGP vii p. 134, s.n. Droichead Cairbre) (Onom. ‘d. cairpre’), §12

*Dún n-Áis, Naas, Co. Kildare (FM. ii p. 572, note o) (Onom. ‘d. n-áis’), §§19, 23

*Dún Sobairche, Dunseverick, Dunseverick, Co. Antrim (Ra. pp. 286-287) (FM. i p. 44, note d) (Onom. ‘d. sobairche’), §§2, 9, 16, 19

Laigin, Leinster (Map), Leinstermen (Onom. ‘laigin’), §§1, 3, 8, etc.

Lára, not identified §§21, 22

Muma, Munster (Map), Munstermen (Onom. ‘muma’), §1