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    On May morning, of first flowers.
    To visit Maen-magh, but touch not Dar-mhagh.
    These are things prohibited to the king
    Of Connacht - let him observe them in his country.

    In a speckled cloak let him not go
    To the heath of Luchaid in Dal Chais.

    John O'Donovan, 1847

    Detail from Moll map of Ireland, 1736.
    Above: detail from Moll map of Ireland, 1736
    . Map © Cartography Associates, from the
    Rumsey Collection.

    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).

    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©