My tweets

  • Tue, 10:45: RT @CER_Grant: 30 months after the UK referendum, what conclusions can we draw about Brexit in particular and the process of trying to quit…
  • Tue, 11:14: Inclined to agree with this. Personally I always thought it would be difficult to get a positive result from a UK r…

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  1. I wonder if “Ledepe” is “Leclepe” i.e. Leixlip?

    In the southwestern chunk, “Aurí” is probably Athenry, Ath an Rí. As well as the Munster places already mentioned I can see Kinsale and Newcastle, along the coast Dursey island and I suspect “Quillines insule” of being the Skelligs. “S. gregorio” marks the Aran islands, apparently the legend is that St. Gregory was buried there.

    “Kenlas” in the east must be Kells, the name of which went Ceanannas – > Kenlis -> Kells.
    I think therefore “Kelly” in the Midwest is a clan territory rather than a town – there was an “O’Kelly’s Country” in Roscommon/Galway.

    “Ackylle insula” is Achill island. No idea what “Pontoy” is although it appears to be on Clew Bay. There is a village inland from there called Pontoon but no sign that it ever had a monastery or similar.

    Coíon could maybe be Cong, where there was a mediaeval abbey, although in reality it’s on Lough Corrib not on the coast. Rabran is probably Rathfran in Mayo where there was a Dominican priory. I am tempted to identify “Loghenk” with Lough Conn which is in the right general area.

    I’m more inclined to think that it’s Sligo that has been misplaced north and that “Donagal” is Donegal after all. “Tellim” then would be in the general area of Glencolumbkille and the two large islands off the Donegal coast perhaps Arranmore and Tory.

    I suspect if we knew more about the ecclesiastical geography of Ireland in those days we could identify a few more.

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