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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)
(Tp. = Topographical Poems, ed. O’Donovan)
(Mm. = Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History, ed. O’Curry)
(Au. = Annals of Ulster, ed. Hennessy/MacCarthy)
(Ac. = Annals of Clonmacnoise, ed. Murphy)
(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.

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’), §6

Arada, (Aradh), (Map – Aradh), a group of four tribes, associated with East Munster, but with a Laighin pedigree (Lct. p. 46, note z) (FM i, p. 278, note e) (HDGP i p. 74, s.n. Araidh) (Onom. ‘arada’), §7

*Áth Cinn-Chon, probably on the River Deel near an ecclesiastical site (Kilpatrick) in Corbetstown townland, barony of Farbill (Map), Co. Westmeath (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (HDGP i p. 118, s.n. Áth Cinn Chon) (Onom. ‘a. cinn-chon’), §20

*Áth Lúain, on the River Shannon, at Athlone, Co. Westmeath (FM. i p. 553, note y) (HDGP i p. 140, s.n. Áth Luain) (Onom. ‘á. luain’), §20

*Áth Mac Lugnai, probably at Cushaling Bridge, on the Figile River, between the parish of Rathangan, barony of Offaly East (Map), Co. Kildare, and the parish of Monasteroris, barony of Coolestown (Map), Co. Offaly (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (HDGP i p. 142, s.n. Áth Mac Lughna) (Onom. ‘á. mac lugnai’), §20

*Áth Midbine, at Maistiu, perhaps on the River Greese (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (HDGP i p. 144, s.n. Áth Midhbhíne) (Onom. ‘á. midbine’), §20

*Belach Mugna, Ballaghmoon townland, barony of Kilkea and Moone (Map), Co. Kildare (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (FM. ii p. 564, note b) (HDGP ii p. 112, s.n. Bealach Mughna) (Onom. ‘b. mugna’), §20

Bile, approximately equivalent to the barony of Farbill (Map), Co. Westmeath (HDGP ii p. 145, s.n. Bile) (Onom. ‘bile’, ‘fir bili’), §20

Breifne, people and territory approximately equivalent to the diocese of Kilmore (Map), in Co. Leitrim and Co. Cavan (Tp. p. xxxvi (250), note 260) (HDGP ii p. 189, s.n. Bréifne, (an)) (Onom. ‘breifne’), §1

Bruiden Blai Brugad, unidentified; in Ulster (HDGP ii p. 209, s.n. Bruidhean Bhlaoi Bhrughadh) (Onom. ‘b. blai brugad’), §1

*Bruiden Dá Choca, ‘The Breen’, a fort in Bryanmore Lower and Bryanmore Upper townlands, barony of Kilkenny West, Co. Westmeath (FM. iv p. 822, note p) (HDGP ii p. 209, s.n. Bruidhean Da Choga) (Onom. ‘b. dá choca’), §1

*Bruiden Dá Derga, legendary banqueting-hall, placed at or near Bohernabreena townland, barony of Uppercross (Map), Co. Dublin (FM. i p. 90, note a) (HDGP ii p. 210, s.n. Bruidhean Da Dhearga) (Onom. ‘b. dá derga’), §1

*Bruiden Forgaill Monaig, near Lusk, in the barony of Balrothery East (Map), Co. Dublin (HDGP ii p. 211, s.n. Bruidhean Fhorghaill Mhanaigh) (Rc. xxi p. 397) (Onom. ‘b. forgaill monaig’), §1

Bruiden Mhic Dá-Reo, in Breifne (HDGP ii p. 211, s.n. Bruidhean Mhic Da Reo) (Onom. ‘b. mhic dá-reo’), §1

Bruiden Mic Dáthó, unidentified; in Leinster (HDGP ii p. 212, s.n. Bruidhean Mhic Da Thó) (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (Onom. ‘b. mic dáthó’), §§1, 5

*Cell Dara, Kildare, ecclesiastical site and town, barony of Offaly East (Map), Co. Kildare (FM. i p. 171, note w) (HDGP iii p. 160, s.n. Ceall Dara (1)) (Onom. ‘c. dara’), §20

Conalad Luachra, unidentified; see Cruachan Conalad, Luachair (HDGP vi p. 135, s.n. Cruacha(in) Chon Allaidh) (Onom. ‘conalad’, ‘luachair’), §7

Connachta, the territory west of the River Shannon (HDGP vi p. 48, s.n. Connachta) (Onom. ‘connachta’), §§2, 4, 5, etc.

Cruachan Conalad, probably in Arada, East Munster (HDGP vi p. 135, s.n. Cruacha(in) Chon Allaidh) (Onom. ‘c. conalad’), §7

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’), §1

*Drochet Cairpre, Drehid near the village of Carbury in the barony of Carbury (Map), Co. Kildare (Chadwick, op. cit., p. 73 (85)) (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (HDGP vii p. 134, s.n. Droichead Cairbre) (Onom. ‘d. cairpre’), §20

Druim Criaig = Cell Dara, (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (Onom. ‘d. criaig’),§20

*Druim Da Maige, Drumcaw, barony of Coolestown (Map), Co. Offaly (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (FM. v p. 1543, note m) (Onom. ‘d. da maige’), §20

*Emain Macha, (Map – Eamhain Macha), Navan Fort, Navan, (Map – Eamhain Macha), 2 miles West of the town of Armagh, Co. Armagh  (FM. i p. 431, note d) (Onom. ‘e. macha’), §20

Ériu, Ireland (Onom. ‘ériu’), §§1, 5, 6, etc.

Fálmag, poetic name for Ireland (Onom. ‘fálmag’), §3

Fern-mag, (Fernnag), the barony of Farney (Map), Co. Monaghan (FM. i p. 36, notes x and c) (Onom. ‘fern-mag’), §11

*Fid Gaible, Figile River, the name of a wood, then of the river that flows through it, in the parish of Clonsast, barony of Coolestown (Map), Co. Offaly (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (Lct. p. 214, note o) (Onom. ‘f. gaible’,‘gabal’), §20

Fraechrud Mide, in Co. Westmeath (Onom. ‘fraechrud’), §20

Laigin, Leinster, Leinstermen, (Onom. ‘laigin’), §§1, 6

Luachair = Luachair Dedad, Sliabh Luachra, near Castleisland, barony of Trughanacmy (Map), Co. Kerry (FM. v p. 1720, note a) (Onom. ‘luachair’,‘l. dedad’), §7

Mag Ailbe = Ailbhe, a plain in South Co. Kildare and North Co. Carlow (Lct. pp.16-17, note u) (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (HDGP i p. 30, s.n. Ailbhe (1) = Magh Ailbhe) (Onom. ‘m. ailbe’, ‘ailbhe’), §19

*Maistiu = Mullach Maisten, Mullamast, a hill and townland, barony of Kilkea and Moone (Map), Co. Kildare (Ac. p. 55, note 1) (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (Onom. ‘maistiu’, ‘m. maisten’), §20

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, 20

*Ráith Imgain, Rathangan, in the barony of Offaly East (Map), Co. Kildare (FM. i p. 412, note q) (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (Onom. ‘r. imgain’ ), §20

*Roeiriu, in Uí Muiredaig, Mullaghreelan, a hill and townland in the barony of Kilkea and Moone (Map), Co. Kildare (Mm. p. 487 (520), note 49) (Onom. ‘roeiriu’), §20

*Temair Lóchrae, near Ballahantouragh (Béal Átha an Teamhrach), barony of Trughanacmy (Map), Co. Kerry (FM. v p. 1731, note c) (Onom. ‘t. lóchrae’), §7

Ulaid, Ulster, Ulstermen (Onom. ‘ulaid’), §§1, 2, 4, etc.